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8 selected for Broncho Spirit, MOJO Spirit Scholarships

Our two traditional high schools, Odessa High and Permian High, have a series of trademarked logos. Vendors who want to use those logos for merchandising pay an annual fee and those dollars are pooled into a scholarship fund for students at OHS and PHS. Four students from each school are selected from a pool of applicants to receive a $500 scholarship. The four students represent one of four areas of involvement from each school – athletics, AVID, Career & Technical Education, and fine arts. This year’s Broncho Spirit and MOJO Spirit Scholarship recipients are:


the four winners from OHS; described in text of story

 Nadia Garcia (athletics)

Cynthia and Humberto Garcia


San Jacinto El, Bowie MS

Plans to Attend UT El Paso to major in Biomedical Science


Lisbeth Dominguez (CTE)

Parents: Betsy Muniz, Omar Dominguez

Softball, National Honor Society

Cavazos Elementary, Ector MS

Accepted to Sul Ross St. University where she will be majoring in Business Management


Hailey Garcia (AVID)

Parents: Joycelyn Smith, Juan Edward Garcia


Travis Elementary, Ector MS

She is planning on attending UT Permian Basin and majoring in Child Development.


Brandon Muniz (fine arts)

Parents: Janeri Olivas, Macario Muniz

Mariachi and AVID

Blackshear Elementary, Ector MS

Will attend Odessa College, will major in Business



 winners from PHS, described in text of story

 Parker Gwilliam (Athletics)

Parents: Erin & Brian Gwilliam

Football, track, powerlifting, Students in Philanthropy, Student Senate and choir

Reagan Elementary, Nimitz MS

Will serve a two-year mission out of high school then attend Brigham Young University


Kenya Gomez (AVID)

Parents: Bertha & Jose Gomez

AVID, swimming, Texas Scholars

Travis Elementary (5th & 6th), Nimitz MS

Plans to attend UT Permian Basin or University of Texas, major in Biology and go to medical school to become a surgeon


Jeine Melendez Torres (CTE)

Parents: Victoria Torres Carballo, Jose Melendez Lopez

CTE at Odessa College, AVID

Travis Elementary, Ector MS

Plans to become an electrical engineer


Adamaris Madrid (Fine Arts)

Parent: RosaMaria Valenzuela

Orchestra, band

Blanton Elementary, Bonham MS

She has been accepted to the University of North Texas and will pursue a degree in criminal justice