CARE Awards $6,000 in College Scholarships to Dallas Students

At the end of the 2015-2016 school year CARE awarded six $1,000 scholarships to selected high school seniors who demonstrated a personal commitment to making positive choices regarding the use of alcohol and other illegal drugs. The CARE team received 75 applications from 25 Dallas-area schools. Twelve finalists were chosen and then six winners were selected by the CARE Board of Directors and staff.

These students have shown leadership and character, and have been a role model to others by standing firm against peer pressure. Each recipient has been shown to reflect the ideals and goals of CARE as we strive to provide chemical addiction awareness and educational resources to the Dallas community.

We are incredibly grateful to the CARE Scholarship Committee who spent many hours reviewing applications and choosing our winners. Thank you to Andrea Bertrand (Committee Chair), Jennifer Miars, Cathy McDowell, Susan McCollum, and Martha Johnston.

 

Scholarship Winners

Madison Scarborough Highland Park HS Activities: Girls Track and Cross Country, Cheerleading Volunteer work: Voice of Hope, Feeding the homeless at Metropolitan Dream Center, Project Transformation at Munger Place Church,  Awards/Honors: Cornerstone Scholar Athlete Award. Favorite camper at Camp Longhorn Plans to attend in the fall: Sewanee University, Sewanee, Tennessee Plans to study: Social Work

Madison Scarborough
Highland Park HS

Activities: Girls Track and Cross Country, Cheerleading

Volunteer work: Voice of Hope, Feeding the homeless at Metropolitan Dream Center, Project Transformation at Munger Place Church, 

Awards/Honors: Cornerstone Scholar Athlete Award. Favorite camper at Camp Longhorn

Plans to attend in the fall: Sewanee University, Sewanee, Tennessee

Plans to study: Social Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Mestas Hillcrest High School Activities/Honors: Avid Club, President, Journey Club, Vice President, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Hillcrest High School Outstanding Student Plans to attend in the fall: University of North Texas at Dallas

Maria Mestas
Hillcrest High School

Activities/Honors: Avid Club, President, Journey Club, Vice President, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Hillcrest High School Outstanding Student

Plans to attend in the fall: University of North Texas at Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Yablon Highland Park High School Activities/Honors: ASTRA, Peer Tutor, K-Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,  Volunteer work included: Camp Barnabas, Counselor, 5th Grade Tutoring, Children's Hospital, Kids Across America Plans to attend in the fall: McClennan County Community College then transfer to Baylor Plans to study: Business and Apparel Design

Caroline Yablon
Highland Park High School

Activities/Honors: ASTRA, Peer Tutor, K-Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 

Volunteer work included: Camp Barnabas, Counselor, 5th Grade Tutoring, Children's Hospital, Kids Across America

Plans to attend in the fall: McClennan County Community College then transfer to Baylor

Plans to study: Business and Apparel Design

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Archer The Hockaday School Activities/Honors: Honor Council, Cheerleading, Varsity Track and Field, Varsity Swimming and Diving, Varsity Cross Country, H-Club Volunteer work included: Jog for a Cause, National Charities League (Tartan Award), Volunteered in Fiji building chicken coops, communal bathrooms, and helped others with use of English Plans to attend in the fall: University of Texas at Austin

Christina Archer
The Hockaday School

Activities/Honors: Honor Council, Cheerleading, Varsity Track and Field, Varsity Swimming and Diving, Varsity Cross Country, H-Club

Volunteer work included: Jog for a Cause, National Charities League (Tartan Award), Volunteered in Fiji building chicken coops, communal bathrooms, and helped others with use of English

Plans to attend in the fall: University of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Jordan Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Activities/Honors: Baseball, Retreat leader, Ignatian Scholars Program, Restores classic cars Volunteer work included: Hunger Busters Plans to attend in the fall: University of Texas at Austin     Constunce Brantley LV Berkner High School Activities/Honors: Drill Team, Senior Lieutenant, AVID, National Honor Society, AP Ambassadors, Cheerleading, Band Plans to attend in the fall: Texas State University

Thomas Jordan
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas

Activities/Honors: Baseball, Retreat leader, Ignatian Scholars Program, Restores classic cars

Volunteer work included: Hunger Busters

Plans to attend in the fall: University of Texas at Austin

 

 

Constunce Brantley
LV Berkner High School

Activities/Honors: Drill Team, Senior Lieutenant, AVID, National Honor Society, AP Ambassadors, Cheerleading, Band

Plans to attend in the fall: Texas State University

Mary Martin

Mary is the founder of Lift Communications, a nonprofit marketing firm. She is also the Communications Manager for Touch A Life, an organization based in Dallas that provides care for child survivors of human trafficking in Ghana.

Mary loves reading, listening to podcasts, and baking bread. Orginially from Orlando, Florida, she lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Damien, and their two young boys, Lucas and Elijah.