Jisela Teron, flanked by her mother Sandra Parra and grandmother Maria Parra, holds her certificate naming her as the Dennis M. Cook Memorial Scholarship winner giving her a full ride to Lancaster Catholic High School. The Resurrection Catholic School student was surprised by the announcement that came after the weekly school Mass April 21 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. The award honors the memory of Dennis Cook who perished at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It is awarded to a student who demonstrated scholastic aptitude and a personal desire for a Catholic education. Also pictured in the back row are San Juan Bautista Pastor Allen Wolfe, Lancaster Catholic High School President Tim Hamer and LCHS Admissions Director Kyla Hockley.

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.”