Rachel Wales of The Highlands School in Irving on receiving the 2011 Greater Irving Republican Club (GIRC) Scholarship Award
At their monthly meeting on May 3, 2011, the Greater Irving Republican Club (GIRC) awarded a one-thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship to Rachel Wales who is a
Senior at The Highlands School in Irving.
The scholarship check was presented by
J. Oscar Ward, and Erin Perdue.She has been accepted and will attend Texas A&M University in the fall majoring in Telecommunications Media.
Rachel has a cumulative GPA of 3.82. She submitted and recited her essay for the club membership. Rachel was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Challenge Catholic Girl’s Club, and was Homecoming Queen. She also participated in varsity track, basketball, choir, drama, community services, and various mission trips.The college scholarship committee presenting the award consisted of Chairman Erin Perdue, Oscar Ward, Brian Perkins, Don Van Slyke, Scott Gaither, and Mike Ogbeide. The Greater Irving Republican Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at Spring Creek Barbecue in Irving.
The requirements for the scholarship were:
• Graduating high school senior
• Resident Citizen of Irving
• Cumulative grade point average of
3.0 or better
The applicants were also required to complete an application that included a teacher recommendation and an original 500 to 600 word essay entitled “Taking Back America, Restoring Her Freedom”.
The GIRC plans to continue to award a scholarship each year to students who reside in the city of Irving.
Erin,Rachel & Oscar
Greeting seniors at College Night at the Jack E. Singley Academy, Fall 2010
Rachel Wales and family at Irving's 2011
Fourh of July parade.