KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Alexa Piedra, the ambitious senior who wants to make an impact on future generations

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 3rd scholarship for students heading to college.
KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 3rd scholarship for students heading to college.

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The third $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Alexa Piedra from the Energized for STEM academy in Houston ISD. She has been attending virtual classes and has been able to maintain a 4.55 GPA and is ranked first in her class out of 110 students.

Piedra has been accepted to the University of Texas-Austin, where she will be pursuing a degree in philosophy.

You can learn more about Alexa in the video above.

See photos of Alexa and other 2021 winners below:

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KPRC Senior Scholarship: Victoria Razo from IMPACT Early College High School in Goose Creek ISD.


About the Author:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.