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Valedictorian of Cedar Hill HS receives a rare college scholarship

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North Texas (CBSDFW.COM) -High school graduations are always special, and whether children choose a school near their home or leave time is an informal transition to adulthood. No one knows that it is better than a young woman graduating from Cedar Hill High School on May 31st. She has multiple reasons to celebrate her.

Carah Allen has never taken a step in her time at Cedar Hill High. “I’ve been in the same rank for four years,” she said. “So my family is like,’What Kara did is something else.'”

But undoubtedly, Carah, who graduates as Valedictorian of Cedar Hill, is not the same old song. It’s a winning song, to say the least.

“My mom and I were running around saying,’How do you pay for school? What’s going on?’ And finally April 20th came and I finally got a scholarship. Financially. I was having a hard time, so it was a real blessing to get it. “

On April 20, Kara received a letter that would change her life forever. She was one of 300 students (out of 37,000 applicants) in the country receiving Gates scholarships, like Bill & Melinda Gates. This is a scholarship for excellent minority high school seniors in low-income households.

Scholarships cover all costs that other financial packages (from selected schools) do not cover. Kara said, “University is expensive, but you don’t have to pay too much. [It’s worth it]]If you take the risk and apply for these competitive scholarships, even if you don’t think you’re going to get them. I didn’t expect to get this. “

In other words, don’t worry, we will do our best. Kara plans to use her motto many years ahead as a career counselor for other high school students.

Obviously, Carah struck a long-lasting code with Cedar Hill’s band director Alexander Riggins. “She is that golden child,” he said. “There is no excuse. Success comes from everywhere.” And success is passed on to California in this case. Carah attends Scripps College. The school is considered to be the most prestigious women’s college on the West Coast.

Kara said, “I’m going to do a really big reality check … away from my family and friends. I’m ready for this change and ready to have a new perspective.”

Freshmen graduating from college soon will be reminded by their final pep talk at Cedar Hill that the end of this chapter paves the way for an exciting new beginning. Musically, she’s a booming figure.

Band director Riggins explained: “You start very soft and increase your sound over a period of time. I’m very proud of her. I was able to characterize Kara Allen as a musical crescendo.”

In addition to being a counselor helping high school students move to the next level, Kara plans to study film and wants to be a film critic.

The total amount of various scholarship offers she received is almost $ 1,000,000.