KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Hannah Omoruyi, the senior who wants to one day help develop medications for different mental illnesses

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 10th scholarship for students heading to college.
KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 10th 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 tenth $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Hannah Omoruyi from Victory Early College High School in Aldine ISD. She has been attending virtual classes and has been able to maintain a 3.9 GPA and is ranked first in her class out of 91 students.

Omoruyi plans to go to Wellesley College where she wants to get a degree in Biochemistry in hopes of eventually becoming a pharmacologist.

You can learn more about Hannah in the video above.

See photos of Hannah 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.