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Catherine-GillamCatherine is a graduate of The Colony HS where her favorite teacher was Mr. Gary Nagel. She received $500 as the recipient of The Colony HS PTSA Scholarship.

Q&A with Catherine

LEF: Who was your favorite LISD Teacher?
Gillam: Mr. Gary Nagel at The Colony High School.

LEF: How were you able to use the money received from your LEF scholarship?
Gillam: To be honest, the university just took my money. I have no idea exactly what it was used for, but I know I don’t have any bills due right now!

LEF: What advice do you have for high school graduates regarding the scholarship process?
Gillam: Start early and never stop applying!

LEF: Do you think the time it takes to apply for scholarships is worth the effort? Why or why not?
Gillam: The time I invested was worth it. I put in time as if I was working a job and got the money out as if I was working one as well.