KPRC 2 / Click2Houston and American Furniture Warehouse are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships in 2022. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.
The third $2,500 scholarship winner of the year is Jarelis Hernandez, a senior at Anahuac High School in Anahuac Independent School District.
Jarelis is in several organizations, including Student Council, Spanish Club, Drill Team, FFA, Color Guard, One Act Play and the varsity tennis team. She volunteers with the Houston Food Bank and at local blood drives and also serves at her church as a Bible study leader.
“My mother has taught me to be a strong, young woman who stands for her dreams and remains firm on her visions in life,” she wrote. “I’ve learned to become an independent, hardworking, and determined young woman who is ready to take on the next chapter in life.”
She has been accepted to Houston Baptist University and plans to study psychology.