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October 21, 2013

Three area students awarded scholarship

ORANGE — Luke Alexander Johnson, Miranda Kachina Miller and Kimanh Tsan have been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.

Johnson and Tsan, graduates of Orangefield High School, each received the Stark Foundation Special Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, payable for the first year of higher education. The Stark Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students who have participated in the UIL Academic State Meet and who have compiled an outstanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement. Recipients must attend a state supported four-year college or university.

Miller, a graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, received the Houston Endowment Inc. Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, payable the first year of higher education. The Houston Endowment Scholarships are awarded to students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League Academic State Meet and who have compiled an outstanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement.

Johnson competed in computer applications at the 2012 and 2013 UIL Academic State Meet. He also competed in UIL baseball, cross country, basketball, and football.

Johnson plans to attend Lamar University-Beaumont and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Tsan competed in spelling and vocabulary at the 2012 UIL Academic State Meet. Tsan competed in UIL computer applications and cross country.

Tsan plans to attend Lamar University-Beaumont and major in Pre-Dental and Accounting.

Miller participated in UIL Headline Writing since her sophomore year and advanced to the state level her senior year.

Miller plans to attend Schreiner College and major in Mechanical Engineering.

This year the TILF awarded 411 new scholarships and will renew 179 multi-year awards for a total of 590 scholarships being distributed during the 2013-14 academic year, with a value of over $1.1 million. Recipients must attend any approved college or university in Texas.

 

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