The Dallas Morning News did an excellent job recapping the Irving Schools Foundation’s 23rd Annual Breakfast with the Stars event. As noted there, John McCaa, Channel 8 news anchor and an Irving resident, did an excellent job with the emcee duties, and more importantly 96 students and two teachers received scholarships.

The Chamber was honored to present scholarships to 5 deserving students this year:


Leadership Irving-Las Colinas Class of 2010 Scholarship ($1,000)

Estalished in 2009 by the Leadership Irving-Las Colinas Class of 2010, this scholarship is awarded to an Irving ISD graduating senior from either the MacArthur High School and/or Jack E. Singley Academy. He/she demonstrates leadership through campuses and community service.

Congatulations to this year’s recipients: Taeler DeHaes, MacArthur High School, and Jorge Flores, MacArthur High School.


Technology Leadership Council Award ($1,000)

Established in 2006 by the Technology Leadership Council of the Chamber and funded by local high technology companies, this scholarship is awarded to a student achieving a high standard of academic successes who will be pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at a four year college.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient: Joji Nelleuvvelil, Nimitz High School.


Women’s Alliance Scholarship

Established in 1989, this scholarship is awarded to two graduating senior women who plan to pursue a degree or additional education at an accredited institute of higher learning.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:  Erike Barraza, Jack E. Singley Academy and Ivory James, MacArthur High School.  


Additionally, a number of Chamber staff as well as Leadership Irving-Las Colinas (LILC) participants helped in the scholarship review process. Those listed in the program include Eileen Anderson (LILC), Hope Cheadle (Chamber), Pastor John Durham (LILC), Keith Murray (Chamber), Kim Haddad (LILC), Matt Barry (LILC), Mark & Pamela Hale (LILC), Rasheen Sinclair (LILC), and Vanessa Segovia (Chamber).   



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