Fellow scholars, parents, faculty, staff, and community supporters cheered as each one walked across the stage and announced their choice of college, many from a long list of acceptance offers. Together these 209 graduating seniors have garnered a total of $39 million scholarships and grants, including one Gates Scholar and 5 Dell Scholarships (5% of the total awarded nationally went to Uplift students!)
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joined the festivities with a rousing speech to the scholars, praising their hard work to date and urging them to keep up that hard work through college. His words were inspirational to ALL scholars at the event, as they thought about their own future.
Congratulations to the Irving seniors and their families for their hard work!