Thursday, April 10, 2014

Recipients of Inaugural Women LEAD Scholarship Announced

The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) and Mary Kay Inc., two of Dallas’ most philanthropic organizations, are proud to announce the four female recipients who will receive a combined $25,000 in collegiate scholarships through a new JLD program, Women LEAD
(Learn Excel Achieve  Dream). The inaugural event was held on March 27, 2014 at Emmett J. Conrad High School, where eight female Conrad High School senior finalists competed in an oratory competition followed by an awards ceremony.
Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility of Mary Kay Crayton Webb, Fourth Place Winner Maria Monjaras, First Place Winner Deyanira Zapata-Martinez, Third Place Winner Sumayah Al Haddad, Second Place Winner Lauren Jackson, Shannon Powell Hart of WFAA-Good Morning Texas, and Junior League of Dallas President Laura Johnson.
Photo by Dana Driensky
Each student prepared a three to five minute speech based on the essay topic, “How My Female Role Model Overcame Obstacles to Achieve Her Goals and How It Inspires Me.” Following the presentations, the judging panel determined the winners and awarded a total of $25,000 in college scholarship funds to four students based on the merits of their scholarship application and speech presentation. The first place winner, Deyanira Zapata-Martinez, will receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship. Second place winner Lauren Jackson, third place winner Sumayah Al Haddad and fourth place winner Maria Monjaras, will each receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. These funds will be paid directly to the college or university the recipient attends.

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