Campus Spotlight: LHHS Senior Named Finalist for Davey O’Brien Scholarship

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Parker Brizzolara of Lake Highlands School is one of five finalists for the 38th annual Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship presented to an exceptional North Texas senior.

Parker is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Scholarship commended student. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Girls Service League and Lake Highlands Student Council. Parker has earned varsity letters in soccer and tennis, earning all-district, all-city and all-academic accolades in both sports. In addition, she has participated in choir and theatre, and has served with the National Charity League for four years.

“Parker is a hardworking, positive, and high energy leader of the Lake Highlands girls soccer program,” Head Coach Katie Mellus said. “She leads by example both on and off the field as a program captain. We are so proud of all of her accomplishments!”

“Parker is one of the most dynamic and well-rounded students that I’ve ever taught,” said Tracey Bishkin, who teaches multiple AP classes at LHHS. “She is involved in so many aspects of Lake Highlands and community life that it defies logic to believe that she’s so good at so many things. Parker has an infectious enthusiasm that makes her an especially good leader. I loved having her as a student in my classroom because she takes challenges to heart. She doesn’t get discouraged but just keeps moving forward. I’m enormously proud of all her accomplishments. Becoming a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award is especially meaningful because it addresses her achievements on both the field and in the classroom.”

The recipient of the $30,000 scholarship will be announced Tuesday Nov. 14, during a luncheon at The Fort Worth Club. The Davey O’Brien Foundation awards $2,500 scholarships to each of the four other finalists.

Congratulations, Parker! #RISDBelieves

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