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Scholarship honors go to Texas students demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities
(HOUSTON, TX) The Texas Lyceum, the premier statewide non-profit, non-partisan leadership group focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders, announced its Leadership Scholarship Awards for 2012 and three are from the Houston area. These recipients include Mr. Thomas A. Fuller, Miss Nastassia Palanetskaya and Miss Aditi Singh.
“We are pleased to honor these three outstanding students with the Lyceum Leadership Scholarship Awards,” said Lyceum President John Dickson. “They each have remarkable achievements in academics and community service, and they all have bright futures. Our purpose in offering these scholarships is to assist the next generation of Texas leaders and help them achieve their goals through higher education.”
Almost 300 Texas High school seniors applied this year for Texas Lyceum Scholarships. Each of the following award honorees will receive a $2,500 scholarship to go toward a Texas college or university:
• Stratford High School graduate Thomas Aaron Fuller is the son of Robert and Cheeyen Fuller of Houston. Along with earning his Eagle Scout rank through Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Fuller was class Valedictorian, played the violin in the Stratford school orchestra and was president of the Junior Engineering Technical Society. He plans to attend Texas A & M University in the fall and study chemical engineering.
• Eisenhower High School graduate Nastassia Palanetskaya of Houston, the daughter of Sviatlana and Stephen Keisler of Houston, has received recognition in the areas of science, math and writing. Miss Palanetskaya participated in the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars Program, the Rice University Mathematical Institute and she earned first place in the National History Day writing competition in 2010. She also participated in French Club, varsity tennis and served on the student council. Miss Palanetskaya will be attending Texas A & M University and majoring in communication.
• Robert E. Lee High School graduate Aditi Singh is the daughter of Mrs. Anjali Singh of Baytown. Miss Singh was her class Valedictorian, an AP Scholar and Student Body Vice-President. She attended Girls State, served on the drill team and was a member of the Spanish and the psychology clubs. Miss Singh will attend The University of Texas in Austin in the fall where she plans to study biology and psychology.
The Texas Lyceum Award recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, academic record, honors, personal essays, letters of recommendation, potential to succeed, and participation in school and community activities. Lyceum Leadership Award applicants must be Texas residents and carry a minimum average 3.5 GPA. The award can only go to students who are graduating from high school in the year in which the scholarship is awarded and they must attend an accredited Texas college or university. The organization extends a special thanks to Lyceum Director Jane Cummins who led the 2012 evaluation committee.
For more information about the Texas Lyceum Leadership Award please go to www.texaslyceum.org and see "scholarships."
About the Texas Lyceum: The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group, is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas.
For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org.
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