2017 $500 Scholarship Winner: Miss Bailey Beer-Ponder HS
Runners Up: Miss Madison Lopez-Lewisville HS &
Mr. Christopher Del Carpio- Lewisville HS
About the Program
The Texas Leadership Salute began in 1984 as a way to showcase leadership demonstrated by area high school seniors in the Denton, Texas area. Today, it has grown to include many area high schools throughout the North Texas area.
Our mission is to celebrate and showcase our high school leaders in the North Texas area with their families, educators, peers, and others who may not know them in our community. Furthermore, our program aims to recognize one or more outstanding students with a scholarship as a tangible acklowledgement of their high school leadership and academic achievements. Scholarship dollars are raised and made available from businesses and many donors like you! We award scholarship funds every fall at our annual scholarship and recogniton ceremony. The money donated in this fundraiser will be used 100% for scholarships.
We are excited to be able to showcase over 100 high school senior nominees from the Class of 2018. Our nominees are representing one of the following area high schools:
Argyle High School - Argyle ISD Billy Ryan High School - Denton ISD Denton High School - Denton ISD Flower Mound High School - Lewisville ISD John H Guyer High School - Denton ISD Krum High School - Krum ISD Lake Dallas High School - Lake Dallas ISD Lewisville High School - Lewisville ISD Marcus High School - Lewisville ISD North Crowley High School - Crowley ISD Ponder High School - Ponder ISD Rick Reedy High School - Frisco ISD
Our selection process begins each January. Local high school administrators and counselors are contacted and asked to nominate students that are proven leaders and high academic achievers in their school. This year we began with 240 nominees. Nominees are asked to complete a detailed biography highlighting their achievements. Today, we are proud to announce we have 107 finalists. This year we will showcase our nominees in January.
Local professional photographers volunteer their time and services to produce a portrait display that showcases each student. Next, a committee of local leaders will review each student's detailed biography and essay and then select our scholarship winners based on academics, leadership, honors, and an essay. The time and cost of maintaining this program varies and this year we are looking at $5000. Your help with the scholarships allow us to manage expenses of the program without comprimising scholarship money. We want these students to receive the financial help they all deserve.
Initially, we planned to highlight our students in October and November. Many reasons led us to make a decision and wait until January. This allows more time to raise the funds for the scholarship and adequately manage the expenses of the program. We invite you to view each student's portrait display this January at local area malls. Portrait displays will be displayed publicly according to this schedule:
Golden Triangle Mall - Denton, Texas: January January 18 -26th, 2018
Vista Ridge Mall- Lewisville, Texas: TBD January
Help us recognize these students in a tangible way with your monetary donation. We will recognize you or your business publicly on our list of donors at the area malls. If you do not wish to be recognized publicly, simply let us know or enter your name as an anonymous donor.
We invite you to join us in recognizing our high school leaders January. Date and time TBD