Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Terry Scholars: 2012-2013

Jennifer Cervera
Jennifer graduated from Health Careers High School here in San Antonio. While pursuing a degree in Biology, she aspires to go into medicine with hopes of becoming a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. She is an extremely driven individual living by Earl of Beaconsfield's motto, 'We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.'

Angelica Garcia
Angelica Garcia graduated from Rowlett High School, in Rowlett, Texas. During high school she was very involved in honor societies as well as extracurricular groups such as YoungLife and Student Council. She is currently an English major with a focus in Professional Writing and intends to double minor in Legal Studies and Creative Writing. Her plans for the future consist of law school and eventually a career in Personal or Corporate Law.

Jonathan Gaspar
Jonathan Gaspar graduated from Schulenburg High School. He was in the marching band where he played the alto and bari sax and eventually went on to become drum major. He was a part of a local Relay for Life team where he participated in many fundraisers. He also spent some free time volunteering at the local food pantry and various school landscaping projects. He did all this, worked part time as a waiter and still managed to graduate with honors. He is currently at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he plans on earning a degree in electrical engineering.

Anissa Granillo
Anissa Granillo graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas. She was always very involved in high school and her community. She played volleyball all four years of her high school career and made varsity as a sophomore and captain of her varsity team as a senior. She won several awards for volleyball including MVP of her freshman team. Anissa was also part of the schools math team during her last three years of high school where she accomplished many things including placing 9th at the state competition in San Antonio, Texas. Her senior year Anissa was also inducted into the National Honor Society. Along with her involvement in school, Anissa was part of the Tigua Youth Council in her tribe of Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, for three years. Anissa is now majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at UTSA and hopes to get her masters degree.

Kristen Hamalainen
Kristen Hamalainen graduated from Ingleside High School in Ingleside, Texas as the Salutatorian of her class. National Honor Society, Student Council, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Special Olympics, FCA and most definitely sports filled her schedule throughout high school. Kristen lettered her freshman year, and continued to play five sports. each year, sharing many memories and proud accomplishments with her teammates. She received many awards for her hard work in the classroom along the way. One of her favorites was being chosen for the All-State All-Academic Volleyball Team for keeping the high GPA she did, as well as, participating in a varsity sport. Kristen is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and plans to eventually work with prosthetics or join in the research to cure cancer.

Josh Kuehne
Joshua Kuehne graduated from Lampasas High School, where he was active in various extracurricular activities. Throughout high school he was elected to class president each year, student body vice president for one year, a member of HOSA three years, and as a senior he was NHS secretary. Josh also participated in football, track, and power lifting all four years. Though his senior year in football he was recognized as academic all-state and as a second team all-state offensive guard. Josh now attends UTSA and is pursuing a master's degree in architecture.

Jonathan Lwowski
Jonathan Lwowski graduated from William Howard Taft High School. He graduated in the top 10 of his class and was part of the National Honor Society. While at Taft, he played football for four years, in which he played offensive line. Jonathan also participated in Uil academics. He now is studying Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Salma Mendez
Salma Mendez graduated from Douglas Macarthur High School in San Antonio, Texas as Summa Cum Laude. She was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the French Honor Society. She was involved in the Future Business Leaders of America, French club and a peer mentor program named Macteach. She worked throughout her high school career averaging 35+ hours weekly and also did volunteer work at Morgan's Wonderland, an amusement park for children with special needs. She was born in Mexico City and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Currently, she is pursuing a International Business degree.

Kevin Pyles
Kevin Pyles recently graduated from Killeen high school and will be attending the University of Texas- San Antonio as a Terry Scholar in the fall semester. Kevin will be majoring in marketing and sports, event, and tourism management and plans to obtain his MBA. He was able to acquire 36 college credits while in high school to help give get a head start on his career. He plays basketball and have a passion for sports. Kevin is very thankful to have been announced a Terry Scholar and can$#039;t be any more eager to began a new chapter of his life at UTSA!

Salvador Soto
Salvador Soto III graduated fourth in his class at Skidmore-Tynan High School in Skidmore, TX accumulating 30 college hours through the Coastal Bend College dual credit program. He was part of the Varsity football team for four years and also participated in baseball. Salvador reached the Regional level of competition in UIL for three years competing in History, Current Events, and News Writing. He also was elected president of his class and president of Skidmore-Tynan$#039;s FBLA club. Salvador plans on majoring in Marketing with hopes of being the marketing head of a major sports team in the future.

Heather Turner
Heather graduated as the salutatorian from Nixon-Smiley High School in Nixon, TX. She was a first place regionals qualifier for accounting her junior and senior year of high school and made it to regionals for prose interpretation her senior year. Active in student council for all four years of high school, Heather was elected as vice president her senior year and was in charge of keeping track of community service projects and fundraising.Every year she took all honors classes and received multiple academic excellence awards. She also played tennis and track.Heather was a certified lifeguard for two years and performed a couple rescues. She plans on majoring in marketing and becoming an event and wedding planner after graduating college.

Megan Walker
Megan Walker graduated in the top 5% of her class at Manvel High School as a Texas Scholar and on the Distinguished Plan. Megan was varsity cheer captain and recognized as an "All-American " cheerleader four years in a row and was honored as homecoming queen her senior year. As a member of the International Thespian Society, Megan performed in over a dozen plays throughout her high school career and received "All-Star Cast,' in Macbeth as "Lady Macbeth," in the UIL competition. She was inducted into the National Honors Society her junior year. Not only was Megan involved in extracurricular activities at Manvel High School but she has held a managerial position at a local retailer since she was 15 years old. As store manager, Megan opened and closed the store, managed over 20 employees, interviewed and hired employees, created schedules, ordered inventory, and designed and executed marketing campaigns. Because of this experience Megan decided to major in Business Marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Nicole Whitmore
Nicole Whitmore graduated from Tom C. Clark High School with honors and various academic achievements. She served as an officer in her school's chapter of the National Honors Society, as well as the French National Honors Society and the Latin Club, and was president of the French Club. Her favorite service project was volunteering as a Clark Student Ambassador, a program in which she spent a year mentoring a class of freshmen students every day during lunch. Outside of school,Nicole was an active member of her church youth group and researched intensely for her Independent Study Mentorship. Language and culture being her passions, she plans to major in Anthropology at UTSA with minors in French and Foreign Language. She also aspires to study abroad and to master a language prevalent in every major global region.