More than $45K in scholarships awarded

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

Freer High School principal Ramon Pulido commended the senior class of 2007 for achieving academic excellence during the scholarship awards assembly held last Thursday in the high school auditorium.

"It's with great appreciation that I welcome everyone," he said. "Tonight's ceremony is about helping to further your academic goals."

Afterward, high school counselor Katrina Najera announced $45,750 in local scholarships were being awarded.

"We are very honored to have such great community support," she said as the following scholarships were presented to the recepients:

Brush Country Bank Valedictory-Seve Alaniz, B. A. Newman Salutatory-Malerie Eeds, Freer Community Crime Stoppers-Jessie Flores, Lay Estate-Seve Alaniz, Malerie Eeds, Carina Moreno, Meggan Bridwell, Kyrie Pacely, Samantha Diaz, Kara Lerma, Roseanne Mendiola, Lisa Zapata and Alyssa Escobar, Freer High School Faculty-Martin Perez, Alyssa Escobar and Jaime Uribe, Paul Alaniz Memorial-Richard Garcia, Sarah Palacios, Samantha Diaz and Jessie Flores, Laredo Masonic Lodge-Carina Moreno, Student Council Achievement-Seve Alaniz, IBC Bank A.R. Sanchez Memorial-Cynthia Lopez, Norman Thomas Elementary-Martin Perez and Everett Robertson, Hispanic Heritage Youth-Malerie Eeds, Order of the Eastern Start Chapter 61-Everett Robertson, First State Bank of San Diego-Cynthia Lopez, La Bandada Ranch BJT Foundation-Carina Moreno, Gabriel Garcia and Everett Robertson, Ford Salute to Education-Seve Alaniz and Malerie Eeds, Freer Study Club-Everett Robertson, Garza Funeral Home-Seve Alaniz, Malerie Eeds and Carina Moreno, Association of Compensatory Educators of Texas-Carina Moreno, Bay Area Sports-Seve Alaniz, Knights of Columbus Council #7167-Richard Garcia and Daniel Garza, Liberty Cafe-Myrna Lerma, Jennifer Fowler, Roseanne Mendiola and Seve Alaniz, Diamondback Auto Sales-Diana Salgado, Super S Foods-Katherine Cantu, Freer Alumni Association-Everett Robertson, Richard Alaniz, Jr.-Richard Garcia and Ricky Salaiz, South Texas Dairy Queen-Cynthia Lopez, Cantu's Tire Center-Malerie Eeds, Arnold's Exxon-Everett Robertson, Arnold's Qwik Wash-Katherine Cantu, Venado Homes-Jaime Uribe, Rotary Club Four-Way-Carina Moreno, Rotary Club-Tricia Salinas, Freer Deer Camp "Venado Macho"-Meggan Bridwell, Diana Salgado, Lisa Martinez, Jennifer Fowler and Malerie Eeds, Double Rafter H Construction-Seve Alaniz, Jennifer Fowler, Kyrie Pacely and Ricky Salaiz, Freer Chamber of Commer 2007 Junior Citizen of the Year-Malerie Eeds, Jimmie Higgins Post #8786-Lisa Martinez, Freer Press Journalism-Myrna Lerma, Bubba Adams Memorial-Jennifer Fowler, American Legion Cruz/Cowley/Garza Memorial-Meggan Bridwell, Guaranty Title & Abstract Company-Seve Alaniz, Freer Band-Leo Guajardo, Freer Iron Works-Meggan Bridwell, Duval Lease-Seve Alaniz, Freer Athletic Booster Club-Jaime Uribe, Seve Alaniz, Malerie Eeds and Carina Moreno, A.T.P.E.- Ninfa Beeson, Scott Boyd, Carina Moreno, Victoria Perez and Everett Robertson, Freer Local T.S.T.A.-Alyssa Escobar and Jaime Uribe, St. Mary's Rosary & Altar Society-Tricia Salinas, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 2243-Martin Perez and Richard Garcia, Gallery Quality Motors-Meggan Bridwell, Jennifer Fowler, Cynthia Lopez and Carina Moreno, Mauricio Perez, Sr. Memorial-Roseanne Mendiola and Carina Moreno, Mauricio Perez III Memorial-Martin Perez, Amanda Lichtenberger Memorial-Meggan Bridwell, Chris Lerma Memorial-Seve Alaniz, Carina Moreno and Richard Garcia, Freer Furniture-Tricia Salinas and Muy Grande & Carter Country-Diana Salgado and Alyssa Escobar.