Five graduating seniors from Harker Heights High School each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Heights Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.
Receiving scholarships from the Kiwanis Club/P.R. Cox Memorial Scholarship program were Emily Cumming, Chase Lalouette and Carson Lesperance.
Cumming will study business and political science at Central Texas College and said her goal was to be the first woman president.
“I hope to make you proud in reaching my political goals,” she said.
Lalouette, will attend Dallas Baptist University, where she will major in political science and pre-law. Her goal is to complete law school and become an advocate for children.
“Your investment of time and money is well worth the effort and I thank you for this contribution,” she said.
Lesperance will attend Sam Houston State University after graduation.
“I want to major in early childhood education and become a first grade teacher with a certification to teach kindergarten through fourth grade,” Lesperance said.
Andrew Loughran received the H.B. Davis Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Davis, who was a charter member of the Heights Kiwanis Club.
He will pursue a chemistry degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
“I plan to use my education to change the world,” he said.
Sandra Tenore, received the first Stewart C. Meyer Memorial ROTC Scholarship, honoring the late Heights mayor and major general who was the commander of the former Test and Experiment Command at West Fort Hood.
Tenore will attend Central Texas College and will focus on a degree in general studies.
“I want to make my community better through volunteering and singing,” she said.