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Olivia McCoy, 2014 MHS grad and recipient of the Heritage Flying Hawks Scholarship, always knew she wanted to work with books when she grew up. Nearly a decade later, she is enjoying career success in the book marketing and publishing industry while mentoring undergrads with her experience.

Enson Flores graduated from The Colony High School in 2019 and began his career in higher education that fall at Austin College in Sherman, TX. Since then, he has thrived both academically and personally as he is planning to graduate this spring and attend medical school.

After growing up in LISD and attending college with the help of a LEF scholarship, TCHS alum Michael Fulton is months away from celebrating his 3rd year anniversary as the Assistant Principal of B.B. Owen Elementary.

Class of 2017 LHS graduate, Peng Thang, starts his own scholarship for LHS students through LEF after graduating from United States Naval Academy.

“The students were super excited when we got the LEF Grant. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do each day without it. The students see how their voices can be heard now. Getting this grant and being able to buy the broadcast equipment has made this building a whole lot happier each day and the mood is so different around here.”

In August 2021, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation funded Gronneberg’s proposal through the CoServ Charitable Foundation Grant and was awarded $2,315. Overcoming a few hiccups such as supply chain issues and reworking her original process to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols, the Timber Creek Elementary “Library Lab” STEM/Makerspace is now fully functional.

"Our Ethridge artists have gone through a variety of life-changing experiences through these unprecedented times. With this project I hope to have taught them to establish skills, self-awareness, confidence, patience, and drive." Learn more about Ethridge Elementary's "Transforming Through Chihuly" Art Exhibit and LEF Grant!

"The LEF scholarship helped me pursue my dream career at my dream school! It’s helping me obtain the best education while also growing my faith!"

“The LEF scholarship helped my family have some breathing room my first semester of college! Being the first one out of my siblings to attend a university, there are a lot of hidden expenses.”

Jordan Smith, a 2021 graduate of Flower Mound High School was among the nearly 300 LISD students who received a scholarship from the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in the spring. Jordan’s first semester at Oklahoma City University has been full of new experiences for her including an exciting opportunity to follow her acting dreams in a production called Stop Kiss by Diana Son.

"LEF provided me with my entire first semester and summer classes of college, the scholarship I received covered half of my tuition for the year!"

At the age of six, Madison Lopez witnessed the devastation Hurricane Katrina made on countless homes and people when refugees began arriving into the Lewisville and DFW area. This spurred a life-long mission to advocate for human rights and speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. She graduated from LHS in 2017 and is currently attending SMU's Dedman School of Law with a Bachelor's in Political Science and Human Rights.

After dealing with a trying medical experience when she was younger, Hannah Conrad, 2015 graduate of TCHS, knew that one day, she'd become a nurse to help make a difference in children's lives, the same way her nurses once did for her... almost thirteen years later, she is now a pediatric nurse at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Erin Hisey, a 2015 MHS graduate and previous recipient of the Chester Boyd Honorary Scholarship, has recently had her equine genetics research published, marking the first identification of a genetic variant linked to an ocular disease!

Universities across the country switched to virtual classes only, causing many students in the fall of 2020 to forego moving into their college dorm rooms in order to save money. However, because of the Christa McAuliffe Elementary Scholarship through LEF, Marcus High School alumni Garrett Karbs was able to have the financial flexibility to move into his new dorm at the University of Texas and start his college experience on-campus.

In 2015, Reginald (Reggie) Evans wrote in an application essay “to be a Hebron Hawk means that you are a disciplined, determined, self-motivated young man part of a brotherhood designed to be victorious.” Six years later, he continues to be the embodiment of that which he once wrote, taking every challenge life presents him and turning it into an opportunity to make his dreams come true.

Class of 2015 LHS graduate and LEF Scholarship recipient, Araceli Castillo, turns her passion for service into a career as she relocates to Washington D.C. for an exciting new career opportunity.

For public education to work, it requires a community of educators, businesses, and people who work together to support students. The role of an education foundation is to bring that community together so that students like Anastasia Tucker are provided with every possible opportunity to succeed.

Life Skills Student-Owned and Operated Business at TCHS Finds Great Success With LEF Teacher Grant.

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