WCMC awards 2014 Scholarships to five outstanding students
In early May at their year-end meeting, the Woman’s Club of Missouri City (WCMC) was honored to be able to award their Legacy Scholarship to five outstanding students. With this year’s recipients Missouri City’s oldest social organization has awarded over $55,000 to graduates of Missouri City High Schools. This year the club received 50 applications representing Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Marshall, and Ridge Point High Schools and 15 finalists were selected for the final interview process.
All five Legacy Scholarship winners excelled in their studies; were involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and all were given rave recommendations by their teachers. Mohammad Abdel-Aziz will be graduating from Elkins High School in June and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering, where he will be enrolling in the University of Houston Honors College.
Erin Breaux is graduating from Hightower where she was enrolled in the Medical Academy. Erin will be attending Prairie View A & M University majoring in Nursing with the aspiration of becoming a pediatric nurse.
Travis Crissman will also be graduating from Elkins and attended the Culinary Program offered by FBISD at Dulles High School during his senior year. Travis is going to be attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he hopes to receive a BA and become a chef.
Saimol Edaparampil another Elkins graduate will also be attending the University of Houston, where she will be enrolled as a pre-pharmacy major. Saimol is currently studying for the pharmacy tech exam and hopes to be certified this summer. Uniquely she is a member of the Mayors Youth Commission where she said she has learned a great deal about the workings of the City.
Jenny Chang received the Jo Butterfield Scholarship which was endowed by past-President & former Woman of the Year, Jo Butterfield. Jenny, another Elkins Knight worked extremely hard this year and moved her class rank up from seventh to fourth in nine weeks. Jenny will be attending the University of Houston majoring in Pre-Nursing with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner and eventually obtaining a PH.D
WCMC Scholarship Committee Member Nancy Thurmond commented, “We were privileged to meet some of Missouri City’s rising stars during our interview process. These young men and women represent our future and I feel we will be in good hands.”
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