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The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented 42 college scholarships to graduating seniors from Lake Highlands High School this morning. It’s a wonder any of the students had the strength to attend the breakfast celebration with their proud parents. Each had a long list of accomplishments in the fields of athletics, academics, music and/or dance, and many work after school jobs and do extensive volunteer work to strengthen our community.

“We look forward to seeing and hearing the great things you do in the future. You are off to a great start,” said Exchange Club President Chris Brown. “Somehow you’ve managed to find extra time in the day or do things at light speed, because I don’t know how you get it all done. Folks like me with graying hair should be on the lookout for you guys as you enter the workforce and take over the world.”

“We are investing in your futures today,” Exchange Club member Ted Steinke advised the students. “Pay it forward.”

Congratulations to these recipients:

Jeff Kane Memorial Scholarship

  • Kidest Tesfaye, UT Dallas

Bob Potts Family Working Student Scholarships

  • William Costas, Auburn University
  • Aden Letch, University of Mississippi
  • Ryan Lucas, Blinn College
  • Owen Ramirez, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Margaret Tipton, Texas Tech

Data Jo Potts Memorial Scholarships

  • Avery Angus, University of Arkansas
  • Maggie Moseley, University of Oklahoma
  • Sophia Relyea, Trinity University
  • Allie Stevens, Stephen F. Austin
  • Sophie Witherspoon, University of Texas

Austin Silva Memorial Scholarships

  • Ellie Beller, Texas A&M
  • Addie Bone, Texas A&M
  • Wesley Cannatti, Oklahoma State University
  • Adesola Johnson, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Ryan Lucas, Blinn College
  • Lainey Richardson, University of Arkansas
  • Lauren Spurr, University of Texas

Exchange Club Board of Directors Scholarships

  • Natalie Dries, Texas A&M
  • Caroline Klein, Auburn University

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands Scholarships

  • Alexandra Armer, University of Texas
  • Loretta David, Northwestern
  • Maggie Enriquez, Trinity University
  • William Johnson, Texas A&M
  • Mallory Lowe, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Natalie Murphy, University of Arkansas
  • Rachael Olowoporoku, Brookhaven College
  • Hannah Payne, University of Texas
  • Zoe Rose, University of Texas
  • Rehma Siddiqui, Richland College
  • Bradyn Smith, University of North Carolina
  • Hanlin Smith, Baylor University
  • Lauren Turner, Mary Hardin Baylor
  • Ella Wentzel, Texas Tech

The Luck Family Foundation Scholarships

  • Ellie Beller, Texas A&M
  • Claire Eastman, University of Texas
  • Luke Fairbanks, 2-year Mormon mission in the Dominican Republic before college
  • Drew Harris, SMU
  • Theonie Ho, Rice or Michigan
  • Lainey Richardson, University of Arkansas
  • Paxton Smith, University of Texas
  • Makaila Swank, Dallas Baptist University

Herb and Frances Walne Memorial Scholarship

  • Joseph Ogunbadewa, Midwestern State or TAMU-Texarkana

Jason Oglesby Memorial Scholarship

  • Ainsley Stewart, Auburn University