Los Fresnos News

Port of Brownsville Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May ­­­­23, 2022 – The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2022 Port of Brownsville Scholarship, aimed at making a difference in the lives of local students pursuing higher education.

Thirty local high school graduating seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships upon enrollment in a college, university, or technical school. The scholarship winners – selected for their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and work experience, as well as for essays penned as part of their applications – attend 15 public and private high schools in the Brownsville and Los Fresnos area.

“The Brownsville Navigation District is proud to support these scholars as they move forward in pursuit of their academic and career goals,” said BND Chairman Esteban Guerra. “These students have demonstrated that they are highly motivated to succeed, and the Port of Brownsville is committed to helping them expand their knowledge and skill sets for the future.”

To date, the scholarship program, created in 2020 by the BND Board of Commissioners, has awarded $94,000 benefiting 94 high school students attending schools within the navigation district.
The 30 graduating seniors eligible for the Port of Brownsville scholarships include:

  • Brownsville Independent School District
    Brownsville Early College High School
    Victor Contreras
    Jennifer Garcia-Prado
  • Gladys Porter Early College High School
    Amy Castro
    Lizeth A. Castillo Pineda
  • Homer Hanna Early College High School
    Dan Thanh Cao
    Luis Lopez
  • James Pace Early College High School
    Rubi Alicia Logan
    Karyme Itzel Garza
  • Lopez Early College High School
    Manuel Candanoza
    Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Simon Rivera Early College High School
    Kayla Guzman
    Ethan Lai
  • Veterans Memorial Early College High School
    Vivian Cardona-Orozco
    Diego Preciado
  • First Baptist School
    John MacEachern
    Annya Delgadillo Tovar
  • Harmony Public Schools
    Harmony School of Innovation
    Esmeralda Gomez
    Jesus Mendoza
  • Idea Public Schools
    Idea Frontier College Preparatory
    Pedro Garcia
    Mark Pena
  • Idea Brownsville College Preparatory
    Salvador Palomo
    Esteban Garza
  • Jubilee Academies
    Jubilee Brownsville
    Leilani Gonzalez
    Camille Leilani Ramirez
  • Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
    Los Fresnos High School
    Jennifer Laznovsky
    Cassandra Delgado
  • Saint Joseph Academy
    Andrea Arellano
    Mildred Verlage
  • South Texas Independent School District
    South Texas ISD Medical Professions
    Kassandra A. Rodriguez
    Vivian Uribe
The two Senior graduates from Los Fresnos received a $1,000 scholarship from Port of Brownsville. The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) says they are “Proud to support these scholars as they move forward in pursuit of their academic and career goals. Congratulations to all!”

About the Port of Brownsville
The Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border and encompasses 40,000 acres – the largest land-owning public port authority in the country. The port transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port. As the major multimodal transportation hub serving the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico, the Port of Brownsville supports investment opportunities and jobs.
Activity at the port is responsible for adding more than $2 billion to the regional economy, $3 billion to the Texas economy, and the creation of more than 51,000 jobs statewide. For more information, visit www.portofbrownsville.com