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Thirteen students have received the Horatio Alger State Scholars award sponsored by the BNSF Railway Foundation. $5,000 is awarded to the teens to use toward college, while receiving financial aid guidance through the program.
FORT WORTH, TX (Catholic Online) - Teens are chosen for the award based on academic performance, community service, and strength of character that is shown by overcoming personal obstacles.
Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has given $2.5 million in scholarships to Texas students. The 2012 winners are:
- Marlene Aguayo, Carter-Riverside High School
- Kiera J. Carey, Trimble Technical High School
- Mariela Garcia, Trimble Technical High School
- Reagan D. Harris, Trimble Technical High School
- Diana Hernandez, Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
- Erika Herrera, South Hills High School
- Vanessa R. Homesley, Carter-Riverside High School
- Lorena Lomeli, Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
- Jazmine S. Olwalia, North Crowley High .School
- Abel M. Perez-Arita, Polytechnic High School
- Thuy H. Truong, Fort Worth Country Day School
- Miriam Villegas, Carter-Riverside High School
- Jazmine Y. Williams, Trimble Technical High School
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