April 25, 2016
Resurrection Catholic School eighth grader wins full-ride to Lancaster Catholic
Resurrection Catholic School student Jisela Teron has been awarded the Dennis M. Cook Memorial Scholarship, a full-ride to Lancaster Catholic High School.
Lancaster Catholic High School Admissions Director Kyla Hockley made the announcement following the weekly school Mass April 21. The award came as a surprise to Teron who was spontaneously applauded by her classmates and other school students.
The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman student who demonstrates an aptitude for studies and has a personal desire for a Lancaster Catholic education but lacks the financial resources necessary to pay tuition.
“I was worried about where she would go to high school. She’d gotten used to the smaller school at Resurrection,” said her mother Sandra Parra.
Her mother said it was hard to keep the news about the award secret, but she, her mother and her sisters did. As a member of the choir, Teron was already at the front of the church when the announcement was made. She dropped her book and got a hug from a classmate as reality set in.
Teron is the daughter of Parra and Edwin Teron of Lancaster.
“She absolutely deserves the achievement,” said Resurrection Catholic School Principal Brenda Weaver. “She works hard and is very talented.”