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A movement created by the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation

The Extraordinary Is Scholarship Fund

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2017 Awardees

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    Hana Ali

    Mansfield Timberview High School, Arlington

    I believe because I am able to overcome obstacles while still being dedicated to my academics and volunteer service this really makes me extraordinary. I want to use my education to make a difference in this world and help others. There are millions of neglected and suffering people in the world right now, so if I am able to become a doctor, I know it'll be worth it.

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    Zidane Becerra

    North Side High School, Mansfield

    No matter how many times I fail, or flop, or have a setback I will not stop trying. If something is hard you must do it hard. And there you will truly earn it.

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    Jordan Lee

    Lamar High School, Grand Prairie

    I don't really like to be the center of attention, but I realize that all I have accomplished will be a good example for others and allow them to participate in adaptive sports, overcome diversity and teach them to be advocates for themselves. I feel like accomplishing all of this without an ego makes me extraordinary.

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    Zion Lewis

    Skyline High School, Dallas

    I am committed to helping the people that I interact with and those who are in my community. Being a part of a community is one thing, but being involved in a community is another.

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    Taylon Owens

    Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at BF Darrell High School, Dallas

    My grandmother made sacrifices for us to attend private school. What she hid from us was the struggle; nights staying up while we were sleeping, wondering how we were going to make it through the week. This us my extraordinary story, and this is the reason why I work so hard to be the best me I can be.

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    Emma Polanco

    Southwest High School, Fort Worth

    Throughout my whole life, I have aspired to be a doctor. Saving lives is the primary reason of why I want to be a doctor. I am extraordinary because I am goal-driven and my ambitions will become a reality because of my determination and hard-work.

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    Dana Salas

    Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, Fort Worth

    I'll give back twice as much support to the community that has seen me grow up to an independent young lady. I'm ready to pursue my dreams.

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    Diana Salas

    Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, Fort Worth

    At a young age I understood the value of an education, and the power it can do to someone's life. No matter what obstacles I have to overcome, making them my motivation is what keeps me going.

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    Kierra Thompson

    A. Maceo Smith New Tech, Dallas

    My mother has always preached to my brother and I to receive a college education and make something of yourself. Hearing that filled my determination to succeed, not only for myself, but for my family. This is only just to beginning of my contributions to my community and society.

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    Julie Tran

    Sam Houston High School, Arlington

    I was a not-so-ordinary girl molded into something more. As an unordinary girl, I want to take on further endeavors of the world to push my solicitude and discover innovative solutions; I want to reach discovery, but high school only did so much. Being able to intertwine my altruism and leadership with the courses I hope to take in college will be the turning point in the my bigger vision.

Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.