LHS seniors earn $7.6 million in scholarships

With some offers still pending, scholarships total $7,659,427 for 102 seniors, according to Kay Ray, Longview High School’s coordinator of college scholarships and financial aid. The total is currently up $1,461,260 from last year, boosted considerably by the $2,215,000 total offers for twin sisters Robyn and Alyson Roper to attend military academies after graduation.

Class of 2016 valedictorian Stephen Jayakar was accepted to the University of Texas at Austin, where he was offered the UT Engineering Honors Program Scholarship, but will attend the University of California, Berkeley.

LHS salutatorian Trevor O'Connor was accepted to American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, New York University, and the University of Texas at Austin and has chosen to attend Georgetown University. An Eagle Scout, he earned the Georgetown University Scholarship and will major in government.

Also among the top achieving students, Jordan Wright will attend the University of Oklahoma on a National Merit Scholarship and the Univerity of Oklahoma's Presidential Leadership Class Award.

Krisana Yuen will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was offered the university's Chapel Hill Grant. She was also accepted and offered scholarships to the Colorado School of Mines, Northeastern University, Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Ben Monsour will be pursuing a dual degree at the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan 2 Honors Program in the college of liberal arts. He will be majoring in Radio, Television, and Film at the Moody School of Communication.

Truman Thompson received scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech University, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech, where he accepted the Presidential Scholarship.

Tony Wang received scholarship offers from both Texas A&M and the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, and will be attending UT.

Addison Holcomb accepted the O. Wayne & Ruby Crisman Scholarship and will be attending Texas A&M.

The awards program is part of ongoing academic LISD celebrations that include the 6th annual International Baccalaureate robing ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at The Summit Club, and Longview High School commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. May 20, at Lobo Stadium.
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