Jennifer Capella wins Mayor Mack Scholarship

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Mayor Andy Mack announced the winners of his annual scholarship during the May 13th City Council meeting, among them was Longview High School student Jennifer Capella.

Jennifer Capella wins Mayor Mack Scholarship

Thu May 13, 2021

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Mayor Andy Mack announced the winners of his annual scholarship during the May 13th City Council meeting, among them was Longview High School student Jennifer Capella.

"This is the sixth year we've done this program, and each year it just keeps getting better and better," said Mayor Mack. "These young people are the future of Longview, and we would all be wise to try to see our city through their eyes."

05132021-Mack-Scholarship-GROUPJennifer was one of four graduating seniors from Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill, or Hallsville high schools.

The application includes a one-page essay on how you desire to make an impact on improving Longview.

Each year, Mayor Mack provides a scholarship to local students who have shown an attitude of service to the Longview community. One scholarship is awarded per high school to students for furthering their education. These funds, which total $8,000, are provided by Mayor Andy Mack and Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara, who use their annual council stipends to invest in students’ futures.

Mayor Mack said every year he is "blown away by the quality of the essays that are submitted."

"I really look forward to reading these essays every year, and seeing what our young people are thinking and how they feel about our community," he said.

For more information about this program, please visit LongviewTexas.gov/Scholarship.