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First recipient of the Deacon Paul Wood Scholarship

Director of college guidance at Bishop Dunne Catholic School, Keisha Brown, announced that more than 50 percent of the senior class has received scholarship offers in an annual awards assembly held today in the gym.

Ms. Brown noted, “Members Bishop Dunne’s senior class of 2014 have been accepted to more than 100 different colleges and been offered 170 scholarships worth $9.5 million dollars. The seniors have set an example for the students in 6th through 11th grade that hard work literally pays off.”

In February, seven students received scholar-athlete awards to schools and signed letters of intent to Notre Dame, Ivy League's Brown University, Texas Tech, Northern Colorado, Arkansas and Hardin-Simmons. More student-athletes are expected to be offered scholarships in May after the high school track season ends.

Among the students who were awarded scholarships today, four received full academic awards for merit. That means 11 students have been awarded full scholarships to college, with more scholarship offers arriving daily. Today’s Merit scholars announced were:

Caitlyn Jones – Full academic scholarship to Langston University, she received a total of $168,000 in scholarships.Caitlyn will follow in her parent’s footsteps and attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall and plans to study Anthropology.

Ryan Lane – Full tuition scholarships to Dartmouth College, Howard University and Xavier University of Louisiana, she received over one million dollars in scholarships.Ryan will attend Dartmouth College in the fall and she plans to study Physics.

Kendall Payne – Full academic scholarship to Philander Smith College, he received a total of $330,000 in scholarships. Kendall will attend Texas Tech University in the fall and plans to study Sports Sciences.

Terfa "Peter" Yua – Full tuition scholarship to the University of Dallas, he received a total $200,000 in scholarships. Terfa will attend the University of Dallas in the fall and plans to study International Relations. Present at the event to give the first ever University of Dallas Paul Wood Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship named after Deacon Paul Wood, a graduate of both Bishop Dunne and UD, was the Assistant Director of Admissions for the University of Dallas, Kate Leary.

100 percent of graduates from Bishop Dunne Catholic School are accepted to college, and more than half of the graduates receive scholarship offers to college.


Information provided by Judy Porter.

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