Jorge Castillo
Hamshire-Fannett ISD
Lamar Institute of Technology

Jorge Castillo, a 2016 graduate of Hamshire-Fannett High School, plans to use his scholarship to attend the Lamar Institute of Technology, where he plans to study criminal justice before going to a police academy.

“I want to get a higher education that will help me become successful in life,” he said. “By achieving my goal, I know that many opportunities will be available to me.”

Nominated by his business teacher, Cindy LeBlanc, Castillo would be the first in his family to attend college. “Jorge is a very responsible and dependable young man,” LeBlanc said. “He has struggled to master the English language (after attending school in the U.S. for only four years) while maintaining a 3.729 GPA. He is very capable of obtaining all educational goals that he sets.”