Lubbock locals receive awards for outstanding character and efforts

Jennifer Castillo holding her Hispania Inspiradora award.

Operation Round Up® rewards scholarships to local students

 

Operation Round Up®, a community service program supported by the members of South Plains Electric Cooperative, awarded $38,000 in scholarships.

Some 38 students receieved a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Students were selected based on scholastic records, school and community service activities, essay questions and financial need. Thousands of members of South Plains Electric Cooperative voluntarily participate in Operation Round Up®, a program to provide funding for many worthy projects here in our local communities.

Chick-fil-A employees receive scholarships

Five Chick-fil-A employees at the 69th Street and Slide Road and the 82nd Street and Milwaukee Avenue Lubbock locations have been awarded $12,500 in scholarships.

Each of Chick-fil-A’s 2017 scholarship recipients were nominated by their restaurant’s independent franchise operator and were chosen from thousands of team member students throughout the country to receive this scholarship based on factors like leadership and community involvement, in addition to academic achievement.

Chick-fil-A expanded its scholarship initiative this year, giving team members nationwide a total of nearly $9 million in 2017 toward the higher education institution of their choice.

Hispania Inspiradora award given to local woman

Jennifer Castillo was awarded the Hispania Inspiradora award by the Hispanic Association of Women in Lubbock.

The award is for her civic and community involvement in Lubbock. Castillo’s nominator shared that she has supported the efforts for Voice of the Missing, Tent city, Keep Lubbock Beautiful, The Compassionate friends and ACTS (Action, Community, Theology and Service).

Castillo says, “We need to work together to see a change and I want people to know that with service there is no better reward than that of a smile, hug, a tear and God’s love. Being God’s servant has been my greatest reward.”

This Hispanic Association of Women mission is to empower others through education. Through their annual gala this year they will award $48,000.

 

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