2022-2023 Birmingham Scholars

  • Twenty seniors have been named Birmingham Scholars for the 2022-2023 school year and were officially recognized at a banquet held in their honor on April 13, 2023. 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:

    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarToluwani Baoku
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarSereen Elkhalid
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarAnudeep Gollapudi
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarKylie Kaneshige
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarSofia Kirk
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarLauren Lee
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarManas Patel
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarWyatt Skov
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarRonald Smitheart
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarChristine Zhai

    The Birmingham Scholars from Wylie East are:

    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarAnthony Chu
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarIsabella Cloud
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarHannah Hansen
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarAqil Ishaq
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarJeremy Kvale
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarConnor Nance
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarLuke Orr
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarRobert Price
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarJackson Schwarte
    2022-2023 Birmingham ScholarTroy Teggatz

    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-one scholarships valued from $5,000 to $7,500.

    2022-2023 Birmingham Scholars
    Pictured are, Back row (l to r): Robert Price, Connor Nance, Jeremy Kvale, Troy Teggatz, Isabella Cloud, Manas Patel, Toluwani Baoku, Luke Orr, Jackson Schwarte, Ronald Smitheart.
    Front row (l to r): Aqil Ishaq, Anthony Chu, Hannah Hansen, Kylie Kaneshige, Wyatt Skov, Sofia Kirk, Anudeep Gollapudi, Lauren Lee, Sereen Elkhalid, Christine Zhai.