The heritage of Jesse Daniel Ames lives on in the three seniors from GISD who were given Ames scholarships by the Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women. All exhibit excellence in their academic records, leadership skills, and dedication to community service.
This year $5,000 was raised by AAUW through sponsorship of a duck race, a fashion show and auction and individual donations. The scholarships were awarded to Victoria Kainer and Jackie Doss from East View High School and Jacqueline Massey from Georgetown High School.
The girls and their mothers were honored at a Meet and Greet event at the home of Marsi Liddell, co-President of the Georgetown Branch of AAUW. As conversations unfolded it was amazing to hear about the career objectives of these very talented graduates. “I’ve always been passionate about flying,” said Victoria Kainer, who had an opportunity to help construct a plane in her East View engineering course. She plans to prepare for aerospace engineering at Rensslaer Polytech Institute in Troy, New York.
Jacqueline Massey ranked 10th in her class of 460 students. She was the Treasurer of the Student Council, the National Honor Society, Ma Alpha Theta, and the Prepare U Club. She will further use of her math skills at U.T. Dallas while continuing to enjoy performing in the theatre. Her community involvement in the Georgetown Youth Advisory Board, Rock, and Seeds of Strength have prepared her to be an effective citizens’ advocate.
Jackie Doss, who has already been recognized b y the FFA for her ability to raise lambs will advance her knowledge of agriculture at Texas A & M. “I plan to own a ranch, and hope to be the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture someday,” Jackie says. She was President of the Student Council at EVHS and aspires to lead the students in college so that she can have an impact on the whole campus.
AAUW looks forward to welcoming these scholarship recipients as members in the national organization so that they can help advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.