Fourteen seniors from Spring Branch ISD received $5,000 scholarships recently through the CITGO Distinguished Scholars program. The program supports high school students planning to pursue either two- or four-year university degrees.
In all, CITGO has issued 40 scholarships to selected members of the Class of 2021 who plan to graduate from Spring Branch, Alief and Houston ISDs.
CITGO Distinguished Scholars are recognized for academics as well as excellence in several special categories, which include Beating the Odds, Career & Technical Education, Communications, Performing & Fine Arts, STEM, Service & Leadership, Spirit and Student Athletics.
Mary Skrabanek, a Memorial High School student active in both cross country and track & field, was featured in a KTRK-TV 13 produced CITGO Distinguished Scholar video segment. This video will be broadcast this month on the local TV station.
View this student video here:
CITGO Distinguished Scholars from SBISD by high school, scholarship category, and college goal with individual website spotlight links:
Memorial High School
Abhinav Sinha, STEM, Cornell University
Mary Skrabanek, Student Athlete, Texas A&M University
Northbrook High School
Jacqueline Garcia Rojas, Beating the Odds, Rice University
Spring Woods High School
Alicia Lorena Balbuena, Career & Technical Education, University of Houston
Jared Lee, Communication, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stratford High School
Caroline Ashley, Spirit, University of Texas at Austin
Caroline Parnell, Student Athlete
Charlotte Stinson, STEM, Computer Science/Undecided
Grace Goodson, Spirit, Elementary Education/Undecided
Kara Moss, Student Athlete, Architectural Engineering, Undecided
Mackenzie King, Service & Leadership, University of Texas at Austin, University of Georgia or Auburn University
Westchester Academy for International Studies
Carolina Garcia, Performing & Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University
Connor Harvey, STEM, Texas A&M University
Martha Moreno, STEM, University of Texas at Austin