CENTER ISD: ETCF Recognizes Center High School Students with Scholarship
East Texas Communities Foundation has named Center High School graduates Taylor Burch, Benjamin Galindo and Mallory Fausett as recipients of the John Harris Scholarship.
Miss Burch is attending Panola College in the fall focusing on a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Miss Burch was active in tennis, FFA, National Honor Society and the Junior Chamber of Commerce as a student at Center High School.
Mr. Galindo plans to attend Stephen F. Austin as a history major. Throughout high school, Mr. Galindo participated on the UIL Social Studies team, was a columnist for the school newspaper, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the band.
Miss Fausett is headed to Tyler Junior College studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Miss Fausett participated in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and National Honor Society while in school.
The John Harris Scholarship is the legacy of a man who was devoted to his community, his church, and
education. Mr. Harris earned a degree in business and music at Baylor University, and then returned to his hometown of Center, Texas, to teach high school students. This scholarship was established upon his death to help students from Center High School attend college.
East Texas East Texas Communities Foundation is a nonprofit corporation serving 32 counties in East Texas. The Foundation distributed $12 million in grants in 2019 and currently manages over $110 million in over 374 unique charitable funds which support non-profit organizations and student scholarships. The Foundation, which was formed in 1989, has awarded almost $100 million in grants and scholarships since its inception. Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals.