Three seniors earn Voice scholarships

Congratulations to Longview High seniors Jose VelazquezMichael Vera, and German Zelaya for being selected as The Longview Voice Scholarship winners for 2018!

Three seniors earn Voice scholarships

Wed Feb 28, 2018

Congratulations to Longview High seniors Jose Velazquez, Michael Vera, and German Zelaya for being selected as The Longview Voice Scholarship winners for 2018!

Jose, Michael, and German were selected for contributing articles about their experiences in Career Technology Education at Longview High and how it has prepared each of them for their futures. These exceptional students will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. They are just a few of the hundreds of LHS seniors earning scholarships in the Class of 2018.

"All three of these young people did a tremendous job of communicating how their time in the Longview High CATE program has prepared them to take the next step," said Matthew Prosser, LISD spokesman and editor of The Longview Voice. "Now in our third year of this program, the district has already given more than $10,000 in scholarships to Lobo graduates."

The Longview Voice is a district-wide newspaper that covers student, staff, and local community news. The paper is produced by the LISD Community Relations department in partnership with the Thrifty Nickel, as well as campus staff and volunteers.

“We encourage all our students to contribute articles and photography to The Longview Voice,” said Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox. “That’s why it’s called ‘the Voice,’ because it is a voice for all of Longview ISD. We want our students to feel a sense of ownership toward this newspaper.”

Each year the Community Relations department selects a Longview High School senior student who contributes work to The Longview Voice for a scholarship to the school of their choice.

Past Winners include Estrella Gonzales, Keyarro Hollins, Uwa Ihionkhan, Yosef Ibitayo (Class of 2016); Gaylon Wiley (Class of 2017); and now German Zelaya, Jose Velazquez, Michael Vera (Class of 2018).

Are you a student who is interested in being considered for next year's scholarship? All you have to do is have an article or photo published in any edition of The Longview Voice newspaper.

For more information please contact the Community Relations department at (903) 381-2200 or email