Congratulations to Erica Peña
on receiving the 2013 Greater Irving Republican Club (GIRC) Scholarship Award.
Congratulations to Erica Peña on receiving the 2013 Greater Irving Republican Club (GIRC) Scholarship Award. At their monthly meeting on June 4th, the GIRC awarded a one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship to Erica who is a senior at Nimitz High School. The check was presented by Michael Huebner, President, Oscar Ward, Past President, and Linda Harper-Brown, State Representative. This is the fourth year this scholarship has been awarded.
Erica played volleyball at Nimitz for three years and was in the Student Leadership Program and the National Honor Society. She was a volunteer for the Special Olympics and has been accepted and will attend Texas Woman’s University to study Nursing. The 2013 GIRC Scholarship Topic: Our right to bear arms is under attack. What are the consequences to our country if Americans lose their Second Amendment rights?
The GIRC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at Spring Creek Barbeque on Airport Freeway. Visitors and guests are always WELCOME!
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.
GIRC's 2013 Scholarship Award recipient, presented to Erica Peña at the June 4th meeting by Mike Huebner, Oscar Ward, and Linda Harper-Brown