Pictured is Back row (l to r) Addie Barch, Kaitlynn Baker, Sydney Herzog, Akash Sharma, Carter Spillyards, Garrison Whadford, Jeanine Saygi, Kirsten McGee
Front row (l to r) Eskedar Girmash, Savreet Kaur, Breanna Jones, Saron Gilazgi, Lesley Howard, Sydney Tanner, Renae Helmberger and Catherine Shirley.
2016 Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Wylie ISD is pleased to announce the sixteen recipients of the Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Fund for 2015-2016.
From Wylie High School, the recipients are:
Addie Barch Saron Gilazgi Eskedar Girmash Breanna Jones Savreet Kaur Kirsten McGee Akash Sharma Carter Spillyards
Scholars from Wylie East are:
Kaitlynn Baker Renae Helmberger Sydney Herzog Lesley Howard Jeanine Saygi Catherine Shirley Sydney Tanner Garrison Whadford
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, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Reflections at Spring Creek where they will be presented with the distinguished Birmingham medal and a certificate.