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WISD Class of 2024 Seniors Awarded $39,000 in Scholarships

Prior to graduation, eight Waco ISD seniors were awarded $39,000 in scholarship funding. The scholarship presentations included those managed by the Waco ISD Education Foundation -- the Harper Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship, Dorothy Crippen Hurd Scholarship, Kenneth B. Esterak Memorial Scholarships, Matthew Barrera Memorial Scholarship, and Kenneth A. Love Memorial Scholarship. The Waco Public Schools Alumni Association also awarded scholarships to students. 

The Harper Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the late daughter of David and Emily Miller.  David is a Waco High School Class of 2011 graduate. The scholarship awards $15,000 over a four-year period to a well-rounded Waco High graduate ranked in the top 20% of his or her class.

The Dorothy Crippen Hurd Scholarship awards $10,000 over a four-year period to a Waco High graduate ranked in the top 5% of his or her class with proven leadership and community volunteerism. 

The Kenneth B. Esterak Memorial Scholarships, each totaling $5,000, were awarded to Waco High graduates who will be attending Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin.

A memorial scholarship was established with the Waco ISD Education Foundation in 2016 in memory of Kenneth A. Love, the late son of Waco ISD Athletic Director Ed Love and his wife, Dortheia, who presented the scholarship to this year’s recipient. 

A memorial scholarship was established and sponsored by the family of Matthew Barrera, a 2005 graduate of Waco High School. Kevin Barrera, Matthew’s brother, was present to award the scholarship.

This year’s scholarship recipients will be attending Baylor University, Clemson University, Texas A&M University, Texas State Technical College (TSTC), and The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Class of 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Harper Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship - $15,000
Alexis Hookham – Waco High School

Dorothy Crippen Hurd Scholarship - $10,000
Anna Hogue – Waco High School

Kenneth B. Esterak Memorial Scholarship – The University of Texas at Austin - $5,000
Athan Zimmerman – Waco High School

Kenneth B. Esterak Memorial Scholarship – Texas A&M University - $5,000
Samuel Everett – Waco High School 

Matthew Barrera Memorial Scholarship - $2,500
Nate Monreal – Waco High School

Kenneth A. Love Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Xiara Berry – Waco High School

Waco Public Schools Alumni Association - $250 each
Kohen Scott – Waco High School
Antonio Miles – University High School

Class of 2024 Scholarship Presentation Photo Album