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CEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 29, 2012 03:22PM ● By tina

Carroll Education Foundation of Southlake is proud to announce the scholarship recipients of the Class of 2012. In conjunction with the CISD Senior Awards Ceremony, CEF awarded 12 scholarships to worthy seniors. Each year, CEF chooses 11 graduating CISD students to receive a $1,500 scholarship toward the college of their choice. This year, due to the large graduating class, the CEF board voted to add one more scholarship. Since its inception, CEF has donated more than one million dollars to CISD in the form of teachers’ grants and scholarships for graduating seniors.

For the second year, CEF awarded a new scholarship entitled “The Ralph Williams Memorial Scholarship.” Ralph was a valued board member and a dear friend who passed away two years ago. Through this scholarship CEF will be investing in students and community, two great passions of Ralph’s. The student chosen for The Ralph Williams Memorial Scholarship is the top candidate chosen among the recipients.

This year’s recipients include:

Alexander Booth, receiving The Ralph Williams Memorial Scholarship

Molly Hayes, sponsored by Park Place Lexus Grapevine

Travis Martin, sponsored by Hyatt Regency DFW

Julia Sunderland, sponsored by Greater Southlake Women’s Society

Regan Lee Klein, sponsored by Sabre & Skipping Stone Studio

Erin Dominici, sponsored by Aviation Services Elite

Beth Venesky, sponsored by Hilton Southlake Town Square & Natex Architects

James Noetzel, sponsored by Fort Worth Magazine & The Vital Design Group

Sara Shaffer, sponsored by Grayson Allen Jewelers

Arvind Venkataraman, sponsored by Purely Pilates

Dakota Pekerti, sponsored by Southlake Style

Nicolas Foster, sponsored by Design Werks

"All of the applicants this year were intelligent, talented, and committed to serving our community through volunteer service. We're proud of each scholarship recipient and look forward to following them through their college endeavors," stated John Kresky, CEF Chair of the Board and 2012 Scholarship Committee Chairman.

The Southlake CEF raises money for students and teachers of Carroll Independent School District. Since its inception in 1996, CEF has donated more than $925,000 in teachers’ grants and more than $109,000 in graduating senior scholarships. The majority of these funds are raised at its annual fundraiser, the Culinary Celebration. This year’s Culinary Celebration will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency DFW from 6-10 p.m.

For more information, please visit Southlake CEF or follow on Twitter at @southlakecef