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Waxahachie ISD Education Foundation awards $17,000 in scholarships to WHS students

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Submitted photo: Education Foundation Board Members Steve Murphree, Clyde Melick and Caroline Ford award $17,000 to 26 WHS Dual Credit Students. Shown here are: Clarissa Araujo, Jakeb Bosher, Makenzie Desilents, Alma Hernandez, Jordan Johnson, Drew Morgan Submitted photo: Education Foundation Board Members Steve Murphree, Clyde Melick and Caroline Ford award $17,000 to 26 WHS Dual Credit Students. Shown here are: Clarissa Araujo, Jakeb Bosher, Makenzie Desilents, Alma Hernandez, Jordan Johnson, Drew Morgan

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WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School students who wish to get a jump-start on their college careers can do so while still enrolled in high school by taking Dual Credit courses.  

These courses enable students to obtain both high school and college credit at the same time. 

Dual Credit Classes offered at WHS include English, History, Mathematics and Speech among several others. 

Students must adhere to collegiate standards and rigor and must obtain a passing grade of “C” or higher to obtain college credit.   

Waxahachie High School’s collegiate partner is Navarro College and students walk away with college credit on a Navarro College transcript along with high school credit on a Waxahachie High School transcript.  

The Education Foundation for Waxahachie Independent School District began offering Dual Credit scholarships in 2008 for those students who had a longed to begin their college careers early, but desired the assistance of a scholarship.   

Since 2008, the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD, has awarded more than $40,000 in Dual Credit scholarships to WHS students. 

This year, the foundation awarded $17,000 to WHS Dual Credit students.

In order to award the scholarships, the Education Foundation hosts three main fundraisers throughout the year. 

These include the Legacy Run, a 5K and One Mile Fun Run held during Homecoming Weekend; the Legacy Campaign, a six week long capital campaign held in the fall; and, the Education Foundation Golf Classic, a golf tournament held each April.    

In addition to scholarships, the Education Foundation also awards innovative grants to teachers which enable teachers to go above and beyond in the classroom with instructional ideas and resources that are “out of the box.”  

This year, the Education Foundation has pledged $43,000 to the district which includes both grants and scholarship monies. 

“We are extremely thrilled with the work that the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is doing for our students across the district,” said Thomas J. Collins, Superintendent of Schools. 

“They are a tremendous asset to this district and community and we can’t thank them enough for their time and efforts to make Waxahachie ISD a better place.”  

For more information on the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD, visit us online at www.wisdeducationfoundation.org or call us at 972-923-4631.   

The Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.  

Since 1999, the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD has awarded nearly $200,000 in innovative grants to teachers and scholarships to WISD students.


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