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