The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. today announced the winners of the group's four student scholarships.
The honorees were recently recognized at The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation's "Prairie Jubilee" event, which took place on May 17 in Haggard Park and featured live music, food and family-friendly activities.
Scholarship winners are Cesar Ortega, Amy Lee Carpenetti, Rebecca Miles and Conner Teaff, all of Plano.
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. awards scholarships to Plano Independent School District and other area seniors seeking to study historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, anthropology, urban planning or certain fields of engineering.
Cesar Ortega received the Norwood M. Brenneke Scholarship, named in honor of Mr. Brenneke who was a founding board member and first treasurer of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. Ortega will graduate from Plano Senior High School and plans to attend Collin College and then transfer to a four year university pursue a degree in architecture and construction studies.
Amy Lee Carpenetti received one of the Conservancy's Benefactors Scholarships. Carpenetti will graduate from Plano West Senior High School and plans to attend Texas A&M University to study electrical engineering.
Rebecca Miles also received a Benefactors Scholarship. She will graduate from Plano West Senior High school and plans to attend North Carolina State University to study computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.
Conner Taeff received the Plano Conservancy Board of Directors Scholarship. Taeff will graduate form Plano West Senior High School and will attend Texas A&M University to study construction science.
"We are pleased to recognize the hard work of these four individuals," said Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation board member and scholarship committee member Harry Kepner of Plano. "Our annually awarded scholarships provide students with financial assistance towards their college education. We seek to assist students like Cesar, Amy, Rebecca and Conner who wish to further their education in historical preservation and related fields."
About The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc:
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.planoconservancy.org or call 972-941-2117.
Photo courtesy The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.:
L to R: Cesar Ortega, Rebecca Miles, Russ Kissick (co-director Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.), Amy Lee Carpenetti, Harry Kepner (Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation scholarship committee member), Conner Teaff