Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Announces Scholarship Awardees
The Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful (KGPB) Commission recognized three high school students, Jose Esquivel, Yaneth Flores and Christian Rodriquez, at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 5 to receive the first set of Tammy Chan scholarships. The students were awarded for their roles in promoting the main pillars of KGPB — litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification—within the city of Grand Prairie.
The scholarship is named after Tammy Chan, former KGPB Coordinator and current City of Grand Prairie Public Art Coordinator. She worked with KGPB for 15 years and developed eight community gardens, led the “Weed and Seed” program, and integrated many award-winning community projects.
Each student received a $275 scholarship to be used toward continuing their education at institutions of higher learning.
Jose Esquivel is a recent graduate of South Grand Prairie High School and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall. He was awarded the scholarship for his help with litter prevention and participation in Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Stream programs.
Yaneth Flores is a recent graduate of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold and will be attending Texas Women’s University in the fall. She was awarded the scholarship for her efforts with beautification, litter prevention and waste reduction. Yaneth participated in both Ten on Tuesday and Adopt-a-Steam programs. She also worked with classmates to create art using recycled materials as part of an environmental awareness campaign at YMLA.
Christian Rodriguez is a recent graduate of South Grand Prairie High School and is attending University of Incarnate Word. He was awarded the scholarship for his efforts in recycling and litter prevention. He has participated in both Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Stream and led the recycling team at South Grand Prairie High School.