Elena Barnes, 2018 graduate of Hebron High School, took her passion for broadcast journalism and finds an unexpected calling for teaching in her hometown school district.
Heritage Elementary Kindergarten science class got a lot more hands on during 22-23 school year with the funding of their LEF grant titled “Super Fun Science Centers!” The funding provided the classroom with new interactive materials such as microscopes, nets, binoculars, guided notebooks, and experiment kits.
The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) presented four LISD educators with the 2023 Cain Sczepanski Award of Excellence and $2,000 cash prizes. Congratulations to Juliana Wootten, Shannon Coffman, Heather Butler, and Stephanie Bess!
The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) names Bernette Lindamood as the 2023 recipient of the Ted Barnes Award of Excellence. Established in memory of Ted Barnes, a former teacher and coach for more than 25 years at Lewisville High School, the Ted Barnes LHS Award of Excellence is given to a LHS teacher demonstrating outstanding educational service and includes a $1,000 cash prize.
Five LHS alumni and LEF scholarship recipients recently traveled back to Burma on a personally funded mission trip to rebuild schools in Chin State and connect with Chin students and families struggling under the current military junta. “Over a decade has passed since I left Burma, but all of the memories of the school, the uniforms, the teachers and so much more are still glued to me.”
On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation awarded a record-breaking 420 scholarships for a total of $323,495 to graduating LISD senior recipients. This video, featuring 2016 LHS alumna Madison Heggins discussing the impact of what a LEF scholarship meant to her, was the opening video for the special night.
2013 Flower Mound High School graduate, Kylie Capps, fulfilled her life-long dream of graduating from the University of Oklahoma and becoming a local news Meteorologist when she was hired to join KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas. Kylie now focuses her ambitions on inspiring young students to follow their own dreams and help pave the way to watch them come true.
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.