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Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarships to Ten Local High School Seniors

posted Jun 6, 2010, 12:39 PM by Scott Clymer   [ updated Feb 28, 2011, 10:26 AM by Unknown user ]
Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarships to Ten
Local High School Seniors


Bellaire, TX – (May 18, 2010) – The Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction
with funds generated through the Helen & Clyde Willbern Scholarship Foundation, awarded ten local high
school seniors with $2000 college scholarships at a reception in the lobby of Tradition Bank Bellaire on
Thursday, May 13th. Each of the students receiving scholarship are participants in their school’s Career &
Technical Education (CTE) program, have maintained a high GPA, and have applied to and/or been
accepted to an accredited college or university. “We are so pleased to be presenting scholarships to
these local students who truly deserve them. Their hard work and dedication is inspiring, and we wish
them the best of luck as they begin their college careers” said Steve Davis, Owner of GBS Insurance
Agency, Inc. and Chairman of the Helen & Clyde Willbern Scholarship Committee.

Three High Schools were represented from the scholarship recipients, including Bellaire High School,
Lamar High School and Westbury High School. The recipients from Bellaire include Riley Ball, Jahlia
Culmer, Katherine Howie and Lance Neal. Those from Westbury include Catherine Aniche, Yvonne
Castillo, Goran Flajc, Abel Hailemariam and Destiny Jones. The recipient from Lamar is Ricardo
Hernandez, Jr.

The 2010 Helen & Clyde Willbern Scholarship Foundation and reception are generously sponsored by the
Bellaire / Southwest Rotary Club, CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, GBS Insurance Agency, Mike Livingston
& Associates Realty and Tradition Bank.

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About the Helen & Clyde Willbern Scholarship Foundation
Formed by Clyde and the late Helen Willbern in 1979, the Helen & Clyde Willbern Scholarship Foundation promotes educating young people in Career & Technical Education (CTE) resulting in high student achievement and aids in advancing students to postsecondary education. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to outstanding CTE students who plan to continue their education. Through the help and support of local business and community leaders, the Helen & Clyde Willbern Foundation offers ten individual scholarships in the amount of $2000
per year.


About the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce

Founded 61 years ago, the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit volunteer organization of approximately 500 members serving the unique and burgeoning communities of southwest Houston. Building on Houston’s diverse demographics and emerging economy, the Chamber encourages members to look for ways to
partner with all facets of the business community to achieve goals that are mutually beneficial. Contact the Chamber at 713-666-1521 or visit their website at www.gswhcc.org.

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