Paulina Bracker, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Elementary Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring.
“When I think about how I was hand selected for a scholarship from LEF, I think about all of the times I worked above and beyond to fulfill my responsibilities as a student,” Bracker said. “I feel as though the extra work really paid off and it feels good to have been noticed in such a positive way.”
Bracker now attends Oklahoma State University. “I am currently enrolled in all of my General Education classes because I am a freshman, but I plan on majoring in Strategic Communications,” she said. “I am also a cheerleader for Oklahoma State University, and have enjoyed every moment cheering on the OSU football team!” That’s a big move from last year when she would visit her Adopt-An-Athlete class at McAuliffe Elementary School every Thursday morning during football season to share with them what it was like cheering for Marcus High School during Friday night lights.
She’s certainly got a lot to cheer about. “Being that I decided to go to a college out of state, the tuition I have to pay is quite a bit more than in-state tuition. Receiving this scholarship helped with the out-of-state costs and I am so grateful for that!”
LEF works with local booster clubs and PTAs to administer scholarships, and is home to endowed scholarships designed to honor the memory or legacy of those who play a role in student success in LISD.
LEF is proud of Bracker’s success thus far and is honored to be a small part of it! LEF will have a similar role in LISD’s 2016 graduates’ future. Scholarship applications are currently under review.
Applicants will be notified via email in April as to the status of their application. Those selected will be invited to participate in LEF’s annual Awards Night on May 9, at Lewisville High School’s Stuver Auditorium, where benefactors will be on hand to present awards.
Interested in creating a scholarship to honor or memorialize someone whose legacy is tied to education in LISD? Contact LEF Programs Coordinator Sherah Robinson for more information. We’re here to help!