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Forty-six Aldine ISD seniors receive ASF scholarships

The Aldine Scholarship Foundation (ASF) awarded 46 scholarships to graduating Aldine ISD seniors on Thursday, May 16, at North Harris College. Pictured are 29 of the 46 recipients who received a one-year scholarship to attend any college in the North Harris Montgomery Community College District.

Forty-six Aldine ISD seniors received Aldine Scholarship Foundation (ASF) scholarships during a ceremony held in their honor on Thursday, May 16, at North Harris College.

The 46 scholarships awarded this year were the most scholarships ASF has ever awarded in a year. Since its inception in 1992, ASF has awarded 340 scholarships to deserving Aldine ISD graduates. ASF is a non-profit organization made up of business people, educators and members of the Aldine ISD and North Harris College community. Donations collected are invested and placed in certificates of investment with the principal remaining perpetually untouched. All investment proceeds are awarded directly to pay college tuition for AISD graduates to any college in the North Harris Montgomery Community College District.

The 46 AISD seniors who received ASF scholarships this year were Jessie Arceneaux, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Ruth Armendarez, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Ada Avila, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Kishon Barbour, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Cynthia Barrera, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Christina Beers, who received an Aldine Independent School District Award, Claudia Benitez, who received the North Harris College Award, Mylynda Carmichael, who received the North Harris College Award and Martin Casper, who received the North Harris College Award.

Also receiving scholarships were Jillian Cerda, who received the North Harris College Award, Juan Chavez, who received the North Harris College Award, Paloma Contreras, who received the North Harris College Award, Juan Cordova, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award, Lasheena Durden, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award, Leo Guerrero, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award, Samantha Hennig, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award, Perla Hernandez, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award and Darviella Hickman, who received the Aldine ISD Faculty Award.

Others students receiving scholarships included Noi Huynh, who received the Greater Inwood Partnership Award, Melany Jones, who received the Deanie Merritt Award, Sarah Kennedy, who received the Donnie Drawhorn Award, Peter Lee, who received the Rigsdell Family Award, Iesha Ligon, who received the Adcock Family Award, Bani Lopez, who received the Shell Award and Veronica Manriquez, who received the Stan and Suzanne St. Pierre Award.

Also receiving scholarships were Jessica Martinez, who received the Stan and Suzanne St. Pierre Award, Catherine Matthew, who received the Stan and Suzanne St. Pierre Award, Tiffany McCray, who received the Ron and Mary Oruc Award, Octavio Miranda, who received the Aldine Optimist Club Award, Lupita Mota, who received the Aldine Optimist Club Award, Kristina Munger, who received the Steven Parker Award, Leticia Muniz, who received the Steven Parker Award, Jamaica Negrete, who received the Harvey and Yvonne Stotts Award and Martha Orozco, who received the Supertravel Award.

Other AISD seniors receiving scholarships where Deidre Owens, who received the Supertravel Award, Samantha Peralta, who received the Glen and Linda Huntley Award, Monica Quintana, who received the North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce Award, Perla Rodriguez, who received the Houston-Aldine Lions Club Award, Maria Ruiz, who received the Houston-Aldine Lions Club Award, Christopher
Sales, who received the Supertravel Aldine Teachers Award, Samuel Thornton, who received the Richard and Barbara Lee Memorial Award, Felecia Tillis, who received the North Houston Bank Award, Lizzeth Trevino, who received the North Houston Bank Award, Veronica Valdez, who received the MacArthur Senior High School Award, Yolanda Willis, who received the M.B. ”Sonny” Donaldson Award and Shavonda Young, who received the M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson Award.

Prior to receiving their scholarships, the students heard from former ASF recipient Yanira Barrera, who told them what ASF has meant to her and from Dr. David Sam, president of North Harris College, who delivered the keynote address