The Wylie ISD is pleased to announce the sixteen recipients of the Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Fund for 2014-2015. From Wylie High School recipients are Najib Gazi, Jessica Gutierrez, Jennifer Hiddink, Colt Kernan, Ami Khuu, Callahan Martin, Ruth Mizu and Thien Huong Tran.
Scholars from Wylie East are Gregory Berumen, David Crowe, Peyton Demetrovich, Ivy LaPorte, Samuel McCord, Brook Mainord, Grant Peterson and Marah Townzen.
To be eligible, these students must have received all of their grades from a Wylie ISD High School, be in the top 10 percent of their class, and be of good moral character. Their selections are also based SAT and ACT scores, class ranking, an autobiography and a personal interview with three judges who must represent superintendents from Rockwall, Collin and Dallas counties.
The Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Fund was established in 1947 by T. F. Birmingham of Tulsa, Oklahoma to comply with a request by his sister, Miss Pearl Birmingham, who died in 1946. Miss Pearl, as she was known to her friends and students, spent most of her life teaching school. She began her career in Wylie where she taught first and second grades.
In addition to their scholarship awards, the scholars will be honored at a banquet scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m. at Reflections at Spring Creek where they will be presented with the distinguished Birmingham medal and a certificate.
Due to the school closings, this event is being rescheduled for a date to be determined. As soon as a date is determined, this event will be updated on the calendar. Thank you for your understanding and patience.