Dallas Black Chamber awards 19 Dallas ISD seniors with college scholarships


Nineteen Dallas ISD seniors will have an easier time affording college thanks to scholarships provided by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corporation.

The chamber has been providing the Excellence in Education Scholarships to deserving students since 1986. The scholarships provide $2,000 to students for their freshman year attending a four-year college or $1,400 to students for their first year attending a Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) campus.

A ceremony on April 30 celebrated the recipients of the chamber’s scholarships. The ceremony also presented the second annual Leadership in Education Award to four education leaders, including Dallas ISD Chief of Staff Pamela Lear.

“We want to recognize leaders in the community who are making significant contributions to education and students,” said Marnese Elder, president of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. “These outstanding leaders such as Mrs. Lear have dedicated a large portion of their lives to impacting children through education.”

The 19 Dallas ISD scholarship recipients are:

JaCaeron Bolden, Wilmer Hutchins High School
Tre’ Brown, Woodrow Wilson High School
Leticia Bruton, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School
Sundai Gibson, Justin F. Kimball High School
Stefhany Gonzalez, North Dallas High School
Amy Guiterrez, A.Maceo Smith New Tech High School
Alejanda Hernandez, James Madison High School
Joseph Hernandez, Justin F. Kimball High School
Amanda Lira, Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College
Rebecca Nava, A.Maceo Smith New Tech High School
Festus Oyinwola, Emmett J. Conrad High School
Cinthia Rayas, North Dallas High School
Lexie Richards, Skyline High School
Kevin Salomon, James Madison High School
Ana Sanchez, Sunset High School
Dorian Perez, Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Carrington Whigham, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts
Tamia Wilson, David W. Carter High School
Destiney Winn, Justin F. Kimball High School

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