Six GPISD Students to be Awarded Scholarships by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston, Texas: The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) has announced its preliminary list of scholarship winners, and six Galena Park ISD students are expected to receive $108,000 in scholarships this year.  Over the past two years, students from GPISD will have received $270,000 in Metropolitan, Opportunity, School Art, Military, or Technical scholarships from the Rodeo. The students, four from Galena Park High School and two from North Shore Senior High School, will each receive $18,000 scholarships.

Congratulations to the following Galena Park ISD students who are among this year’s recipient of the generous college scholarships!


Galena Park High School

Delia Gomez - Metropolitan

Irma Gonzalez - Metropolitan

Jatziry Teran - Metropolitan

Reynaldo Melesio - HLSR Scholarship


North Shore Senior High School

Jereel Cooper - Military

Meenu Pillai – Metropolitan


The scholarships are made possible by the extensive participation of Houston Metro Go Texas Committee Jacinto City/Galena Park, which held its 31st Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Auction on January 31, 2014.

Metro Go Texan committee member and Gifted & Talented/Encounters teacher at Cobb 6th Grade Campus, Robert Seibert stated, “I am thankful for our community’s amazing support since over 3,000 people attend this year’s cook-off and so many GPISD employees volunteered their time to judge the competition. I look forward to a continued partnership with the Rodeo and our Galena Park and Jacinto City communities. These students will be attending an institution of higher learning in Texas because of their dedication to academics and our communities’ commitment to the future of our best and brightest.”


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Pictured: Irma Gonzalez, Delia Gomez, Reynaldo Melesio, and Jatziry Teran


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Pictured: Jereel Cooper


Pictured: Meenu Pillai





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