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May 6th, 2008
San Marcos students net scholarships totalling
more than $2 million

Graduating seniors of the San Marcos High School Class of 2008 were awarded $2,043,874 in scholarships in an Award Ceremony at the school on April 25.

The total given reflects awards reported as of April 29, 2008. Local scholarship totals were $144,475, and university scholarships amounted to $1,889,399. The total of other outside scholarships was $10,000.
Scholarships Using the SMHS General Scholarship First Name Last Name

American G.I. Forum-Men’s Chapter Sarah Lamb
Ashley Falcon
Leticia Guerrero
April Martinez
Mario Perez
Jose David Gomez
Crystal Tristan
Jenny Ozuna
Patricia Barrientos
Michael Bolanos
Jonathan Garcia
Amy Rodriguez
Victor Zavala
James Heredia
Ashley Trinidad
American G.I. Forum Greater San Marcos Juan Paul Navarez Memorial Women’s Chapter Natalie Garcia
Ashley Falcon
Letecia Guerrero
Gabriella Ivarra-Espinoza
Victor Zavala
Ryan Albright
American G.I. Forum-Women’s Chapter Sylvia Harwell
Matthew Jaimes
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship Candice Mosley
Beta Sigma Phi Peggy Harris Jo Weatherford Chelsea Hightower
Clinton Taylor
Beta Sigma Phi Xi Upsilon Kappa & Alpha XI Gamma Chase Baker
Sadie Castillo
Amber Pearce
Adriana Medrano
Clinton Taylor
Kelly Wilson
Belinda Rodriguez
Jessica Alvarez
Will Cody
Gabriella Ivarra-Espinoza
Camille Kinlund Memorial Scholarship Katie Polk
Central Texas Medical Center Scholarship Robyn Williamson
CenturyTel Scholarship Daisy Valero
Jennifer Carson
San Marcos Manufacturer’s Association Scholarship Armando Romero
Kristen Rose
Lauren Morales
Paula Wolking Memorial Scholarship Leslie Ybarra
Gabriella Ivarra-Espinoza
Brandon Gonzales Memorial Scholarship Mario Perez
Corporal Michael W. Davis Scholarship S.M Board of Realators Scholarship Hanna Sanborn
Class of 1947 Legacy Scholarship April L. Martinez
Gabriella Ivarra-Espinoza
Glenn Pierce Sowell Memorial Scholarship Milam Miller
Dunbar Scholarship Amber Green
Darius Hemphill
Malena Pinjuv
Hays County A&M Club Caleb Stone
Jonna Salcedo Band Memorial Scholarship Hanna Sanborn
Juneteenth Scholarship Darius Hemphill
Candice Mosley
Lauren Morales
Brittani Phillips
Ashley Marshall
Malena Pinjuv
Amber Green
Knights of Columbus Justina Rodriguez
Leticia Guerrero
Hanna Sanborn
Lauren Morales
La Sociedad Cuauhtemoc Alvarez, Jessica
Alvarez, Kristen
Anzaldua, Joshua
Auringer, Kimberly
Barrientos, Patricia
Bolanos, Michael
Garcia, Jonathon
Garcia, Marissa
Garcia, Natalie
Gonzales, Presciliana
Guerrero, Leticia
Gutierrez, Alexia
Heredia, James E.
Ivarra-Espinoza, Gabriela
Jaimes, Matthew J.
Lamb, Sarah E.
Lombardo, Gabriella
Martinez, April
Mendoza, Desiree
Morales, Lauren
Moreno, Jacqueline
Noriega, Christian
Ozuna, Jenny
Perez, Gabrielle
Prado, Ashley M.
Rodriguez, Amy
Sandoval, Amanda
Trinidad, Ashley M.
Valero, Daisy Nicole
Villanueva, Adrian
Waldweiler, Joshua
Ybarra, Leslie
LULAC Council #654 Sadie Castillo
Adriana Chavez-Medrano
Daisy Valero
Ashley Falcon
Christopher Cruz
Desiree Mendoza
Sara Garcia
Matthew Jamies
April Martinez
LULAC Council #4876 Joshua Anzaldua
Lauren Morales
Karen Hinojosa
Ozona Bank Amber Pearce
Heather Yancey
Optimist Club Scholarship Sara Garcia
David Fisher
Jessica Alvarez
Patricia Barrientos
Ryan Albright
Jennifer Carson
Pedernales Electric Cooperative Scholarship Chase Baker
Reyna Family Scholarship Jennifer Carson
Marissa Garcia
Gabriella Lombardo
Adriana Medrano
Daisy Valero
Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos (Friday chapter) Shante Trapp
Gentry Contreras
San Marcos Breakfast Lions Club Gabriella Lombardo
Adriana Medrano
Sarah Meyer
Victoria Joy
Michael Bolanos
Texas Classroom Teacher’s Association Jacqleen Moreno
Jenny Ozuna
San Marcos High School Football Booster Club Scholarship Clinton Taylor
Lauren Morales
Kevin Colwick
San Marcos Kiwanis Club Belinda Rodriguez
Gabrielle Perez
Chase Baker
Jessica Conlen
Milam Miller
Megan Salmon
Jacqleen Talkington
Sara Garcia
Belinda Rodriguez
Konstantin Belyshev
Will Cody
Kevin Colwick
San Marcos Masonic Lodge Scholarship Megan Salmon
Clint Taylor
San Marcos Rotary Club (Wednesday) Jessica Alvarez
Joshua Anzaldua
Leticia Guerrero
Sarah Meyer
Jacqualine Moreno
Natalie Garcia
Gabriella Ivarra-Espinoza
Jenny Ozuna
Megan Salmon
Daisy Valero
Joshua Waldweiler
San Marcos Sunrise Club Amanda Motomochi
Hanna Sanborn
Sheriff’s Scholarship Fund Tyler Raley
John J. Stokes Memorial Scholarship Ryan Bost
Megan Turner
United Specialty Advertising Scholarship Patricia Barrientos
Virginia Witte Scholarship Ryan Bost
Tarah Parsons
Cental Texas Public Works Association Scholarship Chase Baker
Early High School Graduation Scholarship Catherine Sipes
Hazel Salinas
Jennifer Zelada
Rice Harrington Art Scholarship Kevin Colwick
Catherine Sipes
SMHS Art Department Scholarship Leslie Ybarra
Maria Bocanegra
Brooke Boyd Memorial Scholarship Hina Patel
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Scholarship Tricia Salinas
Madelyne Mann
Pan American Golf Association Ashley Falcon
Tyler Raley
Ryan Albright

The university scholarships awarded included the following:

Last First University Scholarship Name Amount Per Semester Total
Baker Chase Texas A&M University Aggie Spirit Collegiate License Plate $1,000 $500 $1,000
Baker Chase Texas A&M University Academic Achievement Scholarship $12,000 $1,500 $12,000
Barrientos Patricia Johnson & Wales University Scholarship $6,000 $750 $6,000
Barrientos Patricia Johnson & Wales University JWU Campus Award $10,000 $1,250 $10,000
Burleigh Philip Texas State University Vocal Scholarship $4,000 $1,000 $4,000
Burleigh Philip Northwestern State University Choir Scholarship $30,000 $30,000
Cody William Kansas State University Legacy Award $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Colwick Kevin University of Texas Arlington Freshman Honors Scholarship $2,350
Contreras Gentry Austin College Founders Scholarship $50,000 $6,250 $50,000
Contreras Gentry Southwestern University SU Scholarship $7,437 $3,719 $7,437
Contreras Gentry University of Texas at Dallas Academic Recognition Scholarship $2,000 $1,000 $2,000
Eger Aaron Northwestern State University Choir Scholarship $27,200 $27,200
Falcon Ashley Texas Tech Univeristy AT&T Scholars Program Endowed Scholarship $10,000 $2,500 $10,000
Fisher David University of Texas National Merit Scholarship $13,000 $13,000
Floyd William Southern Methodist University Rotunda Scholars Award $10,000 $1,250 $10,000
Floyd William Southern Methodist University SMU Distinguished Scholar $30,000 $3,750 $30,000
Floyd William Baylor University Merit Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Garcia Sara Baylor University Merit Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Gomez Jose Our Lady of the Lake University Heritage Scholarship $32,000 $4,000 $32,000
Gonzales Presciliana Austin Community College College Connection Scholarship $2,500 $1,250 $2,500
Green Amber Baylor University Baylor Scholarship $250
Gulley Dorothy Stephen F. Austin State University Academic Excellence Scholarship $12,000 $1,500 $12,000
Harwell Sylvia Texas State University McCoy Scholarship of Distinction $20,000 $2,500 $20,000
Hightower Chelsea St. Edward’s University Trustees Distinguished Achievement $44,000 $5,500 $44,000
Hightower Chelsea University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship $22,000 $2,750 $22,000
Hollis Geoffrey Northwestern State University Choir Scholarship $30,000 $30,000
McDonald Coriana St. Edward’s University University Scholar Award $11,000 $5,500 $11,000
McDonald Coriana Guilford College Guilford Achievement Award $31,200 $3,900 $31,200
McDonald Coriana Guilford College General Scholarship $1,700 $850 $1,700
McDonald Coriana VillaJulie College President’s Scholarship 2008 $10,500 $5,250 $10,500
McDonald Coriana University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship $15,000 $15,000
McDonald Coriana Ursinus College Urisnus Scholarship $18,000 $9,000 $18,000
Medrano Adriana Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship $36,000 $4,000 $36,000
Miller Milam Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship $36,000 $4,500 $36,000
Moore Katie Clemson University Academic Scholarship $47,720 $47,720
Moore Katie Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship $40,000 $5,000 $40,000
Ozuna Jenny University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship $18,000 $2,250 $18,000
Pearce Amber Baylor University Provost’s Gold Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Perez Mario Baylor University Provost’s Gold Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Perez Mario Newman University Newman University Presidential Scholarship $20,000 $2,500 $20,000
Perez Gabrielle Daemen College Daemen College Alumni Grant $48,000 $6,000 $48,000
Phillips Brittani Stephen F. Austin State University Academic Excellence Scholarship $12,000 $1,500 $12,000
Phillips Brittani Baylor University Merit Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Prado Ashley Texas A&M University A&M Regent Scholarship $20,000 $2,500 $20,000
Rich Alyson Central Washington University Full Tuition Scholarship $60,000 $60,000
Salinas Tricia The University of Oklahoma Prestigious Scholarship $18,800 $2,350 $18,800
Salinas Tricia Iowa State University Academic Recognition Award $30,000 $7,500 $30,000
Salinas Tricia Louisiana State University Tiger Scholars Award $16,600 $2,075 $16,600
Salinas Tricia Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship $36,000 $4,500 $36,000
Salinas Tricia Iowa State University George Washington Carver Tuition Scholarship $65,000 $65,000
Salinas Tricia Louisiana State University REHAMS Scholarship $1,500 $750 $1,500
Salinas Tricia University of Arizona Arizona Excellence Award $10,000 $5,000 $10,000
Sanborn Hanna Texas State University Texas State Achievement Scholarship $10,000 $2,500 $10,000
Sanborn Hanna University of South Florida Dean’s Scholarship $2,000 $500 $2,000
Sanborn Hanna University of South Florida USF Green and Gold Honors Scholarship $32,000 $4,000 $32,000
Stone Caleb Texas State University Texas State Achievement Scholarship $10,000 $2,500 $10,000
Stone Caleb Texas A&M University Daniel Angus Long ’95 Endowed Scholarship $4,000 $1,000 $4,000
Talkington Jacqleen Houston Baptist University President’s Academic Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Taylor Clint Texas Luthern University Merit Scholarship $9,000 $0 $9,000
Tunnell Sarah Northwestern State University Choir Scholarship $28,800 $28,800
Villareal Jessica University of Nebraska Lincoln National Hispanic Scholarship $65,342 $8,168 $65,342
Villareal Jessica Texas A&M University National Hispanic Scholarship $14,000 $14,000
Villareal Jessica Lehigh University Dean’s Scholarship $10,000 $5,000 $10,000
Villareal Jessica University of Texas Austin National Hispanic Scholarship $12,000 $1,500 $12,000
Williamson Robyn Houston Baptist University Presdent’s Academic Scholarship $28,000 $3,500 $28,000
Wilson Kelly Austin College Academic Excellence Scholarship $50,000 $6,250 $50,000
Wilson Kelly Trinity University Trustees’ Scholarship $60,000 $7,500 $60,000
Wilson Kelly Southwestern University Mood Scholarship $46,000 $5,750 $46,000
Wilson Kelly Austin College AC Community Scholarship $2,000 $1,000 $2,000
Wolpman Jillian University of San Diego NCAA Division I Full Athletic Scholarship $250,000 $31,250 $250,000
Yancey Heather The University of Chicago University Scholars Program Scholarship $40,000 $10,000 $40,000
Yancey Heather New York University Provost’s Grant $13,000 $6,500 $13,000
Yancey Heather New York University Tisch Scholarship $12,000 $6,000 $12,000
Yancey Heather New York University Deans Grant $1,500 $750 $1,500
Yancey Heather New York University J. Eckhouse Scholarship $6,500 $6,500 $13,000

$1,889,399

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