SAISD seniors named Gates Millennium Scholars

SAISD seniors named Gates Millennium Scholars
The honor comes with a good-through-graduation scholarship

Two SAISD seniors – from Fox Tech and Lanier high schools –are among 1,000 high school students in the nation named 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars, an honor that comes with a good-through-graduation scholarship to be used at any U.S. accredited college or university.

The students were selected based on their academic achievement, community service and leadership potential. In addition to having their college costs covered, the students will be provided with personal and professional development through Gates Millennium Scholars leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career.

Students may use the scholarship for an undergraduate degree in any area of interest. Scholars who want to continue their studies can request additional funding for a graduate degree program, through the doctoral level, in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

The winners are:

  • Rudy Martinez, Lanier High School. He is ranked 3rd in his class and will attend the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, where he plans to major in accounting and go on to pursue a career with the FBI. As assistant chief for the Lanier SAISD Police Explorers, Rudy takes on a leadership role, including meeting with advisors, law enforcement officials, administrators and community professionals and serving on the Internal Affairs Review Board for Command Staff. He has been active in Academic Decathlon, participated in criminal justice leadership programs and is treasurer of the National Honor Society. He also is the branch manager for the student-run Alamo Federal Credit Union branch that is located at Lanier.


  • Jaclyn Muñoz, Fox Tech High School. She is ranked 2nd in her class and will attend the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. She plans to major in business and psychology and later attend law school in preparation of a career as an immigration attorney. Her leadership roles at Fox Tech include serving as National Honor Society president, Political Thinkers vice president and as secretary of her class for the past three years. She also is a mock trial lead attorney, an Academic Decathlon team member and served on the Student Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-San Antonio branch. Additionally, Jaclyn was one of 12 students selected to represent Fox Tech in Washington, D.C., when her school received the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Award.
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