Parking lots are becoming the special places of interest nowadays thanks to the world created by COVID-19. For instance, the parking lots of James Madison High School and Lincoln High School were the scenes of a presentation of laptops to the 15 students, who were named Moody Scholars as part of the Moody Foundation‘s Moody Scholars program.
According to Moody Foundation Education Director Angela Blair, “For more than 50 years, the Moody Scholars program has provided opportunities for students to further their learning. Though we didn’t imagine hosting a parking lot graduation ceremony, we believe this unprecedented time will only strengthen our scholars and spur them towards greater learning and success.”
Receiving the laptops were the following masked students:
- James Madison High School – Jakiyah Beasley, Nykera Braziel, Jessica Glover, Char’Mondria Jones, Evelyn Reyna and Dulce Tovar
- Lincoln High School – Tim Fields, Mia Garrett, Zyjae Ridley, ZaNaya Robinson, Semaja Smith, Christina Thomas, Jayla Ward, Drazell Washington and Shanicia Williams
The Moody Scholars program “was created to provide financial assistance for qualified high school students pursuing higher education in Texas. Since its inception in 1969, Moody Scholars has awarded over $17 million to assist more than 5,200 students throughout the state.”
According to Moody Foundation Education and Scholarship Administrative Assistance Erika Tovar, “Our goal for the Moody Scholars program is to bring hope to our scholars’ futures and give them a solid launchpad to continue their academic journeys. We know our Moody Scholars would have loved to celebrate this milestone physically with extended family and friends, so we wanted to make this moment extra special.”
* Photo provided by Moody Foundation