Twenty-one seniors from seven area high schools are receiving $1,000 scholarships through the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Community Fund.
The scholarship recipients were announced Wednesday by the Heights chamber, which made its selections after interviewing the top 50 candidates by video conference. A total of 12 area businesses and community leaders, including the chamber itself, sponsored this year’s scholarships.
The recipients are as follows, with their scholarship sponsors in parentheses:
Heights High School: Ymani Banks (Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital), Anaisa Gomez (Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital), Adrian Herrera (Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce), Sloan Hudson (Primeway Credit Union), Chandler Solomon (Members Trust of the Southwest Federal Credit Union), Sabrina Ysaguirre (Primeway Credit Union)
Houston Christian: Ellie Chaves (Adams Insurance Service), Adam Kral (Adams Insurance Service)
KIPP: Jennifer Montalvan (Third Coast Impressions)
Lutheran High North: Geonna Waddell (Adams Insurance Service), Tabitha Waiser (Adams Insurance Service)
Northside: Carla Alexander (Willie Diefenbach-Jones with Send OutCards), Juan Bustos (Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce), Brooklyn Jade-Torres (Houston Highway Credit Union), Angelique Martinez (Houston Highway Credit Union), MacKenzie Payne (Tom and June Kimball Memorial Scholarship)
St. Pius X: Angela Espinoza (Reibenstein and Associates), Morgan Hicks (Frost Bank), Andrew Requena (Reynolds and Associates)
Waltrip High School: Aliyah Douglas (Adams Insurance Service), Feliece Hossman (Adams Insurance Service),
The awarded students typically are recognized during the chamber’s annual education luncheon, which was scrapped this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s recipients will be given personalized yard signs that include their sponsor’s name and logo as well as the chamber’s name and logo.
The chamber said this year’s recipients also will receive a certificate, and the presentations will be recorded so they can be shared on social media.