Garland ISD’s Class of 2013 receives $42 million in financial help

Class of 2013 graduates from Garland ISD

(Garland ISD) June 20, 2013 – Crossing the graduation stage, nearly 4,000 Garland ISD seniors recently finished high school and started their futures. Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2013 were held June 6-8 at the district’s Curtis Culwell Center.

Graduates will attend several educational institutions of note this fall, including American University, Auburn University, Baylor University, Boston College, Emory University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Southern Methodist University, Spelman College, Texas A&M University, the New York Film Academy, the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas. Other graduates will join the military or begin their careers, prepared with skills learned while at GISD.

In addition to occupational help, the Class of 2013 also received financial help totaling more than $42 million. Garland High School had the highest amount of scholarships, tallying an impressive $14,235,096. Tyler Jackson and Victor Truong were the campus’ top two recipients, awarded $425,000 and $375,000 respectively.

Other top-earning graduates are below, listed by school:

Garland High School 

Tyler Jackson – $425,000

Victor Truong – $375,000

Lakeview Centennial High School

Jonathan Karnes – $427,000

Michelle Min – $160,000

Naaman Forest High School

Manolo Alvarez – $600,868

Michaela Seltzer – $553,380

North Garland High School

Emely Villede-Principe – $461,868

Ismael Gonzalez – $395,742

Rowlett High School

Jonathan Williams – $400,000

Derek Carn – $216,700

Sachse High School

Elizabeth Schutter – $353,528

Shelby Fry – $325,640

South Garland High School

Charles Walker – $160,000

David Westra – $138,664

Submitted by Tiffany Graber, Communications Specialist, Garland ISD.

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