Thursday, May 9, 2013

Three Carrollton students receive scholarships from LINC North Texas

Three Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD students received scholarships at the LINC North Texas spring gala on April 12.

Kathy Felix is a senior at Newman Smith High School, Marcela Castillo and Alicia Solis are seniors at R.L. Turner High School.  Each of the three ladies was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the first year of college.

“We were very impressed with all the applicants, and these three ladies show character and leadership in their everyday lives,” said Oscar Benavides, executive director of LINC North Texas.

At the gala, all three students shared their goals for the future and thanked the people who helped get them to this point including their teachers and parents.

“This is a very exciting moment for me,” said Kathy Felix as she thanked those who made the scholarship possible.

Marcela Castillo will be the first in her family of seven to graduate high school and attend college.  She hopes to make a long-term impact in both her own community and communities abroad.  Kathy Felix gives back to the community by mentoring students at Polk Middle School.  Alicia Solis is the senior class president and will also be the first from her family to attend college.

Applicants were all part of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in schools that partner with LINC North Texas.

LINC North Texas partners with schools throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The organization provides supplemental character and leadership curriculum and support in the classroom, as well as education for parents at Family Nights.

LINC North Texas is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. Find out more at

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