Posted Date: 08/29/2023
Congratulations to Lyndon B. Johnson High School Senior, Elisa Zapata on being awarded the Peg Energy Scholarship. Thanks to her impressive academic and community achievements, Elisa was nominated and selected by her Early College Counselor to be this year’s first recipient for UISD. Elisa’s dedication to her studies has earned her a spot in the top 1% of her class of 744 students. Her current GPA of 105.8 has also made her the salutatorian for the class of 2024. Elisa does not only stand out as an academic leader, but she has also gone the extra mile incorporating extracurricular activities and community involvement. Elisa participates in three UIL categories, is a member of the Library Book Club, the Lulac Youth Council, the Health Occupations Students of America Organization (HOSA), the Area Health Education Centers program and is President of the National Honor Society (NHS). On top of that she is an officer of her student government and takes AP courses while following a curriculum that will result in her obtaining an Associate of Arts at Laredo College in May 2024. Elisa knows the importance of giving back to her community and has led different events such as toy, food and back-to-school drives with the City of El Cenizo.
“I feel very grateful that I am one of the first students to receive the Peg Energy Scholarship. I think it is very important that we are able to showcase how academically involved we are,” said Elisa.
Elisa plans to attend Rice University where she will study Biology and become a dentist. She says she will use her $500 scholarship for books or any materials needed. She attributes her success to her parents’ support and is grateful to her friends and counselor for nominating her.
United ISD is proud to partner with Peg Energy to recognize many of our deserving students. Every month during the 2023-2024 school year, the solar company will be awarding a scholarship to one of our exemplary high school students in the district.
“We are all about investing in our community. These students are the future, so we are all about making our community better through education,” said Peg Energy Director Richard Lira.