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La Porte High School students awarded more than $3.1 million in grants, scholarships

Students and the awards/scholarships they received include Marissa Adams, $500 Ella Margaret Cline, $250 La Porte Girls Softball Association; Marco Alvarado, $1,250 San Jacinto College Promise for the Future, SMA $2,000; Mia Arcangeli, $1,000 Friends of the La Porte Library; Noah Ashworth, American Legion Boys State Award; Mary Kate Ayers, $400 Shattered Dreams; John  Batiste, $500 Gaston “Gus” Groos Memorial; Melanie Battreall, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Frank Pierson Achievement; Giovanita Bell, $500 Judie Roush Dunn Memorial Chato; Marlyn Beltran, $1,000 Hager Family Musical; Terrel Bernard, $242,832 Baylor University Football Athletic; Casey Boriskie, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $2,000 La Porte Retired School Employees Association, $2,500 Ladies Reading Club of La Porte; Courtlyn Boxie, $500 Jack Pemberton Memorial, $2,600 Knights of Columbus, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Helen Crowder Memorial, $14,000 University of St. Thomas Academic, $5,015 University of St. Thomas Soccer.

Also receiving awards were Emma Bradstreet, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $250 LPHS Student Council; Savon Bright, $60,000 Central Christian College of Kansas Track; Cameron Browne, $1,250 San Jacinto College Promise for the Future; Chris Bustamante, $1,500 La Porte 4-H, $10,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo, $74,000 Texas Lutheran University; Sergio Calvillo, $2,600 Knights of Columbus; Johana Campos, $500 Make a Difference, $1,000 Robert Escobar Memorial; Jaqueline Cantu, $1,500 Flint Hills Resources 2017 Outstanding Student, $1,250 LPHS HABLA; Leslie Cantu, $1,200 LPHS HABLA; Aaron Carmona, $600 LPHS AVID Alumni Association; Noah Carr, $1,400 Donna Lynn Williamson Memorial, $1,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo, $1,000 La Porte Young Farmers; Shelby Carter, $800 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Miss Sylvan Beach Pageant; Justin Castillo, $60,000 Central Christian College of Kansas Track; Payton Cavazos, $32,000 Berea College Tuition Promise; Heleina Chaplin, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $1,000 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Miss Sylvan Beach Pageant, $500 LPISD Nurses.

The honorees also included Izza Chatta, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Lawrence W. Maher, D.D.S., $60,000 Baylor University Academic, Valedictorian Award; Natalie Chavez, $65,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Army Reserves; Chris Cook, $2,600 Knights of Columbus; Cheyenne Copeland, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Joan Higham Memorial, $26,000 Abilene Christian University Merit-Based; Bailey Cox, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award; Colby Dodson, $500 La Porte Young Farmers, $700 Donna Lynn Williamson Memorial, $1,000 La Porte 4-H, $5,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo; Elizabeth Elkins, $500 LPHS Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA); Mia Erskin, U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award, $500 Coca-Cola Corporation; Genesis Espinoza, $400 LPHS Swim and Dive Team Booster Club; Nathan Evans, $400 Shattered Dreams, $1,000 LPHS Student Council; Justin Flores, $1,000 LPHS Baseball Booster Club; Amy Frias, $54,000 East Texas Baptist University Volleyball; Maureen Gallington, $1,000 Claude Wilson VFW, $1,000 Hager Family Musical.

Additional awards went to Jaylynn Garcia, $500 LPHS Girls “Lady Dawg” Booster Club, Texas A&M Texarkana Soccer; Celeste Garza, $20,000 Texas A&M University Regents’ Scholar; Kayla Garza, $10,000 University of Houston Clear Lake Advantage Hawk; Nick Gaspard, $750 La Porte Young Farmers; Donovan Goins, $64,000 Baylor University Academic; Kayla Gonzalez, $500 La Porte Elementary, $1,000 Robert Escobar Memorial, $20,000 Dell Scholar; Haley Goodrum, $500 LPISD Nurses; Anthony Green, $180,000 Post 9/11 GI Bill U.S. Marines; Bryanna Guerra, $500 LPHS Cheer Booster Club; Tori Guerrero, $1,000 LPHS Class of 1956; Makenna Guidry, U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, $7,000 Prairie View A&M Academic, $10,000 Prairie View A&M Soccer; Hailey Haas, $1,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo, $2,100 Donna Lynn Williamson Memorial; Briana Hale, U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, $88,000 Mary Baldwin College for Women; Alicia Hale, $76,000 Xavier University; Brooke Hallman, American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State Award; Alejandra Harris, $500 LPHS Softball Booster Club; Savannah Hart, $14,000 Texas Wesleyan University Academic, $76,000 Texas Wesleyan University Soccer.

Other grant recipients were Makenna Havard, $500 LPHS Chato Booster Club, $500 Sam Houston State University, $750 LPISD Nurses, $1,000 HOSA Regional, $1,000 Texas Elks Association, $1,500 Jacques DeMolay Lodge, Beacon Federal Credit Union; Hunter Hebert, $1,000 LPHS Bulldog Football Booster Club; Minerva Hernandez, $500 James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus, $1,000 LPISD Nurses, $10,000 HOSA Regional;  Foster Hilborn, $1,000 LPHS Bulldog Football Booster Club; Taylor Hill, $750 LPISD Nurses; Virginia Hinds, American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State; Haylee Hiser, $500 La Porte Young Farmers, $1,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo; Maegan James, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Dr. W.R. Davison Memorial; Hannah Jenkins, $1,500 Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo, $3,000 Sam Houston State University Bearkat; Cobra Jones, $25,800 Henderson State University Football; Kallie Juel, Salutatorian Award, $4,000 University of Houston Honors College, $26,000 University of Houston Academic Excellence; Triniti Kendzior, $500 LPISD Nurses, $70,000 Stephen F. Austin State University Softball Athletic.

Aso receiving awards were Ethan King, $1,000 LPHS Bulldog Football Booster Club, $1,425 Bayshore Aerie and Auxiliary #2753 Fraternal Order of Eagles; Jordan Land,  $80,000 Texas Christian University Dean’s; Grace Lassetter, $500 La Porte Education Foundation Vivian Samson Memorial; Aspen Legg, $500 LPHS Chato Booster Club; Tracy Liles, American Legion Boys State Award; Charity Little, $51,748 University of Hawaii-Manoa Academic; Joseph Lizza, $1,000 San Jacinto College Foundation Board; Juan Luzardo, U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award, $16,000 Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music; Seif Maaiah, $200 LPHS Swim and Dive Team Booster Club; Angel Manzo, $65,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Army Reserves; Brittnie May, $1,000 Robert Escobar Memorial; Jadon McConnell, U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, $72,000 Texas Southern University Football; Tanner McCrea, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Jim Zoller Memorial; Amaris Melendez, $1,000 La Porte Noon Optimist; Trevor Melton, $65,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Army Reserves; Blaine Miller, $400 Shattered Dreams, $500 LPHS Chato Booster Club, $500 Jennie Reid Elementary, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $1,425 Bayshore Aerie and Auxiliary #2753 Fraternal Order of Eagles, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation John Parker Memorial.

Others receiving grants were Madison Milom, $1,000 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Girl, $1,000 La Porte Bulldog Football Booster Club; Shariff Mohammed, $500 College park Elementary Cougar Pride; David Mora, U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, $1,000 LPHS Baseball Booster Club; Lizzett Mora, $500 La Porte Elementary, $20,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Hayden Mundy, $1,000 LPHS Baseball Booster Club; Natalie Nix, $500 LPISD Nurses, $1,000 Hager Family Musical; Yannely O’Campo, $60,000 Central Christian College of Kansas Track; Abigail Ochoa, $500 Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary Staff/PTO; Jonathan Olivarez, $65,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Army Reserves; Kelli Parasiliti, $1,250 San Jacinto College Promise for the Future; Brianna Pena, $250 La Porte Girls Softball Association; Christina Puente, $250 LPHS Student Council, $400 LPHS Shattered Dreams, $1,000 Friends of the La Porte Library, $1,500 LPHS HABLA, $2,600 Knights of Columbus, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Janis Edwards Memorial, $30,000 University of Texas at Austin Freshman Scholars; Daniel Quispe, $1,000 Claude Wilson VFW, $1,500 Flint Hills Resources 2017 Outstanding Student, $4,000 Lamar University Tier 5, $24,000 Lamar University Academic Excellence.

Also recognized were Ryder Rae, $72,000 Texas Southern University Football; Kendra Ralston, $250 La Porte Girls Softball Association, $500 Jennie Reid Elementary, $700 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Miss Sylvan Beach Pageant; Kelsey Ramirez, $500 LPHS Academic, $1,000 Bay Area Running Club, $60,000 Stephen F. Austin State University Track; Jadyn Reis, $400 LPHS Swim and Dive Team Booster Club, $5,000 La Porte Education Foundation Kaneka; Denise Reyes, $600 HABLA; Nicolas Rinard, $180,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Marine Reserves; Brandon Robbins, $60,000 Central Christian College of Kansas Track; Olivia Robles, $1,000 Robert Escobar Memorial, $5,810 University of Texas at San Antonio New Student; Bryce Rowley, $180,000 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill U.S. Navy; Cody Salas, $750 La Porte Young Farmers, $1,000 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo; Rebecca Salinas, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $1,000 INEOS, $1,100 LPHS HABLA, $2,600 University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, $10,000 University of Texas at Austin University Tuition; Soul Schillaci, $1,000 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Boy, $1,000 Hager Family Musical; Chase Sellers, $500 James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus, $1,500 DuPont La Porte Plant; Mandy Silos, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award; Parker Sodaro, $500 Tommy Charles Moser Memorial; Miranda Solis, Cedar Valley College Volleyball; Kirsten Spacek, $500 LPHS Cheer Booster Club; Joe Spencer, $2,500 La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo, $2,800 Donna Lynn Williamson Memorial.

Awards also went to Savannah Stein, $1,400, La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Miss Sylvan Beach Pageant; Bruce Stevens, $500 La Porte Police Officers Association, $1,000 LPHS Bulldog Football Booster Club, $54,000 Culver-Stockton College Football; Rya Sweatt, $500 La Porte Police Officers Association; Tayler Timmons, $900 La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce Miss Sylvan Beach Pageant, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation Russell Shepard Memorial, $2,500 Ladies Reading Club of La Porte, $52,00 Baylor University Dean’s Gold; Micaela Torres, $1,500 DuPont La Porte Plant, $8,000 Clear Lake Panhellenic Association; Austin Upshaw, $300,000 Southern Methodist University Football; Matthew Weir, $4,250 Texas A&M University-Galveston; Brett Williams, $1,000 LPHS Baseball Booster Club, $23,178 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Baseball Athletic; Brynn Williams, $1,000 AFL-CIO, $1,000 Hager Family Musical, $1,000 University of Mary Hardin Baylor Sader Belle Dance Team, $2,500 La Porte Rotary Foundation General, $16,000 University of Mary Hardin Baylor Leadership; Samuel Wilson, $500 Jennie Reid Elementary; Bryan Yanez, $5,000 Texas A&M University Regents’ Scholar; Kendal Zemanek, $1,000 Hager Family Musical.