KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Aaliyah Tezeno is the first winner of 2022!

The first $2,500 scholarship winner of the year is Aaliyah Tezeno, a senior at Worthing Early College High School in Houston Independent School District.

KPRC 2 and American Furniture Warehouse are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships in 2022. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

The first $2,500 scholarship winner of the year is Aaliyah Tezeno, a senior at Worthing Early College High School in Houston Independent School District.

Aaliyah Tezeno is a 2022 KPRC 2 - American Furniture Warehouse Senior Scholarship Winner (Aaliyah Tezeno)

Tezeno has maintained solid grades, served on student council, and helped with family responsibilities all while holding a part-time job.

She’s also involved in theater and the G-Unity program - which is a national foundation started by rapper 50 Cent to help foster social and leadership skills in youth.

While a final decision on which school she will attend is still pending, Tezeno says she does plan to stay in Texas and hopes to pursue a theater degree.

Aaliyah Tezeno is a 2022 KPRC 2 - American Furniture Warehouse Senior Scholarship Winner. She is pictured here on the stage of a production she participated in at Texas Southern University. (Aaliyah Tezeno)
Aaliyah Tezeno is a 2022 KPRC 2 - American Furniture Warehouse Senior Scholarship Winner (Aaliyah Tezeno)

You can see Tezeno’s scholarship surprise in the video above.