Monday, June 4, 2007
North Dallas Bank awards two scholarships
North Texas Bank is a locally owned bank with five banking centers in the Dallas area.
DALLAS North Dallas Bank announced Priscilla Lo and Kathryn Tippett as the recipients of the 2007 James W. Tyra Memorial Scholarship, a four-year renewing scholarship for graduating seniors of local high schools.
Lo is a senior at Plano West Senior High School in Plano and plans to attend Austin College in Sherman Texas. She has been involved in Marching Band, Concert Band, Habitat for Humanity, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta - Math Honor Society, and Students Organizing Community Outreach. Priscilla's special high school recognitions include Superior rating in UIL Solo & Ensemble, Who's Who Among American High School Scholars, The National Society of High School Scholars, and Nominee for National Young Leaders Conference.
Tippett is a senior at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton and plans to attend Texas A&M University. She has been involved in Mu Alpha Theta, Varsity Soccer, Operation Kindness, Ronald McDonald House, and Cross Timbers Equestrian Trail Association. Kathryn's special high school recognitions include National Merit Commended Scholar, Rotary Youth Leadership Association, Outstanding Citizenship Award, and Academy of Media Arts & Technology member.
The Tyra Scholarship was named in 1994 after James "Jim" Tyra, who was an advocate of programs that supported the youth in our community and acted as the bank's first Community Reinvestment Act officer. The North Dallas Bank James W. Tyra Memorial Scholarship Program, now in its thirteen year, awards two scholarships to area seniors from public high schools to help offset college expenses. The scholarship provides each recipient $1,000 per school year for up to four years.
Source: North Texas Bank