2016-2017 Birmingham Scholars
Pictured is Back row (l to r) Cameron Nardiello, Robert Brown, Savannah Simmons, Austin Breen, Nathan Schoeck, Julia Stone, Blake Tucker, Hunter Nardiello
Front row (l to r) Emily Koonce, Vivian Pham, Lucinda Nguyen, Danielle Davidson, Julia Savarese, Mahlet Adugna, Valeria Noriega and Seth Sehon.
2017 Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Recipients Announced
Sixteen seniors have been named Birmingham Scholars for the 2016-2017 school year and were officially recognized at a banquet held in their honor on April 27, 2017. Culled from the top 10 percent of their classes, the students were selected based on their SAT and ACT scores, class ranking, and good moral character. The students also completed an autobiography and personal interview with three judges representing superintendents from Dallas, Collin and Rockwall counties. Additionally, in order to qualify for the scholarship, students must have received all of their grades from a Wylie ISD high school.
The scholarship recipients from Wylie High School are:
Mahlet Adugna Austin Breen Robert Brown Danielle Davidson Lucinda Nguyen Vivian Pham Savannah Simmons Julia Stone
The Birmingham Scholars from Wylie East are:
Emily Koonce Cameron Nardiello Hunter Nardiello Valeria Noriega Julia Savarese Nathan Schoeck Seth Sehon Blake Tucker
The Miss Pearl Birmingham Scholarship fund was established in 1947 by T.F. Birmingham to comply with a request by his sister, Pearl, who died in 1946. In her will, she left 1,000 shares of common stock in Standard Oil Company of Ohio to support an annual scholarship for an outstanding Wylie graduate. Today the fund supports sixteen scholarships valued from $2,000 to $12,000.