The Aldine Scholarship Foundation (ASF) awarded 88 scholarships, its most ever, to Aldine ISD seniors during a ceremony held in their honor at Lone Star College-North Harris on May 22. The scholarships will allow the Aldine ISD students to continue their academic careers.
Since its inception in 1991, ASF has awarded 932 scholarships to deserving Aldine ISD students.
AISD seniors who received scholarships were: Luis Padilla, who received the Aaron Glenn Award; Nancy Amador, Felista Colocho, Rosa Garcia, Eliazar Gonzalez, Jennifer Hernandez, Evelyn Hernandez, Alyssa Landin, Elaine Lozano and Teressa Masonolivia, who received Aldine ISD Awards; Evelyn Alvarado, Diana Franco, Jessica Gomez, Jamie Maldonado, Carolina Martinez, Rogelio Segovia and Princess Villalta who received Aldine ISD Staff Endowment Awards; Tiara Mena and Tanisha Williams, who received Aldine Optimist Club Awards; Zy’Indria Johnson, who received the ASF Board of Directors Award; and Ana Rodriguez, who received the Bob and Darcy Mingoia Special Scholarship Award.
Other AISD seniors who received ASF Scholarships were: Marisela Acosta, who received the Deanie Merritt Award; Cedrick Meyers, who received the Donnie Drawhorn Memorial Award; Mary Coronado, who received the Doris Davis Award; Alex Andrade, Frank Compean, Devohne Fontenot, Wendy Hernandez, Diana Lumbreras, Linda Luna, Bobbie Mendoza, Joel Mollinedo, Yolanda Montoya, Julia Morales, Cinthia Ortiz, Alejandra Osegueda and Arely Robles, who received East Aldine District Awards; Christian Mariena and Israel Martinez, who received Gallery Furniture Awards; Elida Turrubiartes, who received the Glenn and Linda Huntley Award; Deina Arvizu and Juan Duarte, who received Greater Inwood Partnership Awards; Charli Vargas, who received the Harvey and Yvonne Stotts Award; Saira Badat and Diana Dimas, who received Houston-Aldine Lions Club Awards; Chelsea Benavides and Dolores Frias, who received Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce Awards; and Lesly Marin, who received the John E. Pickelman Award.
Other Aldine ISD seniors who received ASF Scholarships were: Alberto Bermudez, Esmeralda Castillo, Josiah Conn, Jesus De La Torres, Fernando Garcia, Kevin Guerrero, Maria Manriquez, Vanessa Ramirez, Norma Sanchez and Kindell Whiting, who received Lone Star College-North Harris Awards; Norma Maya and Esteven Molina, who received M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson Awards; Luis Barrera, who received the M.O. Campbell Award; Yamileth Gonzalez, who received the MacArthur Senior High School Award; Moises Flores and Magaly Nunez, who received Motiva Awards; Ashley Villanueva, who received the Nadine Kujawa Award; Esperanza Mendez, who received the Niki Myers and Cher Brock Endowed Scholarship Award; Vanessa Fernandez, Jaqueline Fuentes, Maria Martinez and Kimanh Nguyen, who received Prosperity Bank Awards; Yen Ngo, who received the Richard and Barbara Lee Memorial Award; Mariana Rodriguez, who received the Rigsdell Family Award; Isaias Urrea, who received the Ron and Mary Oruc Award; and German Barahona, Ana Coronado, Rebeca Guevara and Alejandra Rodriguez, who received Stan and Suzanne St. Pierre Awards.
Other AISD seniors who received ASF Scholarships were: Marlen Cabrera, who received the Steve Mead Award; Aimmee Anguiano and Edward Mejia, who received Steven Parker Awards; Annette Quiroga, who received the Luther Family Special Scholarship Award; Cristian Alfaro, Francisco Caballero and Elizabeth Montoya, who received Supertravel Awards; Katerine Herrera, who received the Supertravel Aldine Teachers Award; Sailin Blanco and Susana Herrera, who received the Texas Pioneer Foundation Awards; and Jose Ruiz, who received the W.W. Thorne Award.
Prior to receiving their scholarships the students and audience were addressed by Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg, Lone Star College-North Harris Vice President Steve Kolar and 2007 ASF recipient Joseph Lucario. ASF President Seth Sharr served as the master of ceremonies for the evening.
ASF is a non-profit organization consisting of business people, educators and members of Aldine ISD and Lone Star College-North Harris. Donations collected and invested are placed in certificates of investment with the principle remaining perpetually untouched. All investment proceeds are used to pay college tuition for AISD graduates to attend any school in the Lone Star College system.