2017-2018 Birmingham Scholars
Pictured is Back row (l to r): Cooper Andrews, Joshua Jaynes, Obinna Ahanotu-Ejikeme, Zelunjo Chumajaegbu, Abel Elias, Carolina Sanchez, Molly Wu
Middle row (l to r): Segen Gilazgi, Cindy Ngo, Haley Spiegel, Victoria Bradley, Macailey Harvey, Tin Pham, Corbin Gregg
Front row (l to r): Micah Clayton, Maria Rojas, Jessica Fahsholtz, Afrida Tasnim, Donise Tran and Anney Vo.
2018 Pearl Birmingham Scholarship Recipients Announced
Twenty seniors have been named Birmingham Scholars for the 2017-2018 school year and were officially recognized at a banquet held in their honor on April 19, 2018. 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:
Victoria Bradley Segen Gilazgi Corbin Gregg Macailey Harvey Cindy Ngo Tin Pham Carolina Sanchez Donise Tran Anney Vo Molly Wu
The Birmingham Scholars from Wylie East are:
Obinna Ahanotu-Ejikeme Cooper Andrews Zelunjo Chumajaegbu Micah Clayton Abel Elias Jessica Fahsholtz Joshua Jaynes Maria Rojas Haley Spiegel Afrida Tasnim
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 twenty scholarships valued from $5,000 to $7,500.