Elyse Coleman was homeschooled in a small town near Gilmer. She has interned with a physician in Longview who specializes in sleep Apnea, and has devoted long hours in helping to open a thrift shop to support the women's shelter in Longview. She has a particular aptitude for Bible quizzes and would like to be a missionary nurse.
Davis is a "gifted-and-talented" graduate of Pittsburg schools. In High School, he was a member of the award-winning Robotics team, the National Honor Society, and Mount Pleasant TAG. After 24 hours at NTCC in dual enrollment, he has a 3.9 GPA.
Kaitlyn Klepfer received one of the top ACT scores of students at Mount Pleasant in 2013. She was a member of varsity tennis, the venture crew, and the National Honor Society. Mr. Marty Newman, the English teacher at Mount Pleasant, was particularly impressed with Klepfer's creativity, and ability to think "outside the box."
Ana Martinez is an aspiring math major who was one of the leaders of the Mount Pleasant High School UIL team in 2012-2013, in math and science. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and the National Technical Honor Society. She has a 4.0 GPA in dual enrollment classes at NTCC.
Perez is a graduate of Paul Pewitt High School, and a winner of the John and Janet Bryan Morris County Scholarship and the Charles and Paulette Smith Morris County Scholarship. An immigrant to the United States, teachers have been impressed by her alacrity in learning English, and her strong will to learn.
Pitzer was Paul Pewitt's other "success story" in their climb to the State finals in UIL Science in the spring of 2013. He was the winner of the Garden Club's Scholarship, and the Retired Teacher's Scholarship at Paul Pewitt.