Bronco Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Recipients of the Bronco Legacy Scholarship

The scholarship committee awarded two $1,000 scholarships to graduating NEISD seniors who completed fifth grade at Vineyard Ranch Elementary. The Vineyard Ranch PTA began giving out the Bronco Legacy scholarship in 2020 as a way to give back to our former students. The scholarship committee awards scholarships each Spring to two deserving high school seniors. Recipients must have attended Vineyard Ranch for their fifth grade year and be graduating from an NEISD high school. The scholarship committee looks for candidates who display outstanding academic performance, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism, and leadership potential. 

Danielle Peck

Our first Bronco Legacy Scholarship recipient is Danielle Peck. Danielle is graduating from Churchill High School and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania.

Melina Altunes

Our second Bronco Legacy Scholarship recipient is Lina Antunes. Melina is graduating from Reagan High School and will be attending Penn State.

Each year this decision becomes more difficult because each year we receive more applications. This year we received the most applications we have ever received and all of the applicants were worthy of the honor.

Both stellar students, they had glowing letters of recommendations from their high school educators. They have very different but equally impressive extracurricular and volunteer activities. And when looking at their essays, could noticed that although their words were very unique, they had many similar themes. Both mentioned the impact that their teachers at Vineyard Ranch had in inspiring them to explore their interests and believe in themselves. Both mentioned that the seven habits they learned at Vineyard Ranch impacted how they approach school to this day. And both were exposed to service projects at Vineyard Ranch, like participating in a reading program where fifth graders read to kindergarteners, and helping to establish the Vineyard Ranch sensory garden. They both said that participating in projects like these had a lasting impact of making them want to help people and influenced them in deciding which fields they hope to pursue in the future. Also, interestingly they are both going to college in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is very lucky to have them.