Amarillo NAACP awards scholarships to area students

Heart of the High Plains

More than 50 students around our area were given scholarships by the Amarillo NAACP branch.

The scholarship banquet was held at the Grand Plaza in the civic center. The theme this year was “Today’s Youth. Tomorrow’s Future.”

“The youth is our future and we have to do everything that we can to cultivate that future. To nourish that future. And that’s why we are pleased to give scholarships to these deserving young people,” said President of Amarillo NAACP branch, Floyd Anthony.

The branch also honored the male and female educator of the year and handed out the special recognition award.

  • Female Educator of the Year, Kami Collins Houston MS
  • Male Educator of the Year, Aaron Phillips. Special Recognition Award to Coach A.J.Johnson, PDHS for 500 UIL wins in girls basketball.

2019 NAACP Scholars – *NAACP Community Scholars

  • Wafaa Abdalqader – Tascosa High School
  • Ana Aguilar* – Palo Duro High School
  • Javian Allen – Palo Duro High School
  • Bennie Anderson II – Tascosa High School
  • Irene Arroyo* – Palo Duro High School
  • Elsabet Ayalew – Tascosa High School
  • Andrew Boggs* – Caprock High School
  • Lauren Burrell – Tascosa High School
  • Alan Castorena – Tascosa High School
  • Jacob Contreraz* – Caprock High School
  • Jade Crowder* – Caprock High School
  • Joaquin Cruz – Caprock High School
  • Savanna Darnell – Amarillo High School
  • Ana Duron – Palo Duro High School
  • Hunter Easton – Palo Duro High School
  • Paw Law Eh – Palo Duro High School
  • Emily Balderas-Escobar – Palo Duro High School
  • Nathalie Fernandez – Palo Duro High School
  • Nyah Gonzalez – Caprock High School
  • Zammeryque Greene – Palo Duro High School
  • Jonathan Guerrero – Caprock High School
  • McKenna Guiterrez – Tascosa High School
  • Jacinda Hawk – Caprock High School
  • Phillip Hearn – Caprock High School
  • Kevin Hua – Tascosa High School
  • Devan Reck-Irvin – Tascosa High School
  • Ruth Lerma – Palo Duro High School
  • Yenci Lopez – Caprock High School
  • Chloe Marmitt – Tascosa High School
  • Karina Martinez* – Palo Duro High School
  • Kali McDonald – Tascosa High School
  • Valarie Miles* – Amarillo High School
  • Bishro Muhumed – Palo Duro High School
  • Alan Munoz – Palo Duro High School
  • Aloni Ndihokubwayo* – Palo Duro High School
  • Caroline Nolen – UTSA
  • Jimi Nshimirimana* – Caprock High School
  • Tyson Ortiz – Tascosa High School
  • Paola Patino* – Palo Duro High School
  • Joe Perez – Palo Duro High School
  • Kashynna Polite* – Tascosa High School
  • Jade Ramos – Caprock High School
  • Ethen Rattana – Palo Duro High School
  • Alessandra Rendon* – Tascosa High School
  • Alyssa Robinson – Tascosa High School
  • Kenyon Shaffer – Tascosa High School
  • Andres Soria – Caprock High School
  • Ciarra Thurmon – Caprock High School
  • Charles Ware – Palo Duro High School
  • Bailey Woodard – Tascosa High School
  • Brittany Wilhelm – Amarillo High School
  • James Virgen – Tascosa High School
  • Ah Mee Yah – Palo Duro High School
     

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