KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Brianna Pacheco, who hopes to give back by helping people learn financial literacy

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 19th scholarship for students heading to college.

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The 19th $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Brianna Pacheco from East Early College High School in the Houston Independent School District. She has been attending classes virtually and has been able to maintain a 4.3 GPA. Short is ranked 11 out of 103.

Pacheco plans to go to the University of Houston- Clear Lake where she will work towards a degree in business and finance.

You can learn more about Pacheco in the video above.

About the Author:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.