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Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Legacy senior earns $100K scholarship from Gemini

Legacy senior earns $100K scholarship from Gemini

One Legacy Early College High School student received quite the birthday gift.

Gemini, Inc. presented a $100,000 scholarship to LECHS senior Beau Bollinger in a surprise on campus Wednesday, May 15. Bollinger will receive a maximum of $12,500 per semester.

The scholarship stems from the Frederick M. and Siri J. Oss Family Foundation, which is for select students entering engineering studies at the college level.

“His remarkable academic achievements, dedication to community service and commitment to excellence truly set him apart and left a lasting impression on our selection committee,” Don Delgado of Gemini, Inc. said.

According to information provided by the scholarship foundation, students in specific areas across the country are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The prospective applicants must be pursuing degrees in mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace or civil engineering.

Bollinger had to successfully navigate a scholarship interview, score more than 28 on the ACT and be involved in extracurricular activities to be considered.

According to LECHS Principal Erika Cantwell, Bollinger’s recognition falls in line with what the campus desires for its pupils.

“Building students that have bright futures is what we’re focused on. Just building good human beings,” Cantwell said. “Our kids are committed to service to others and I think that helps them stand out in the community when they have awards like this. They’re recognized for all their efforts.”

Bollinger, who Cantwell described as having a “heart of gold,” will head to Texas A&M University in the fall.

While he’s not sure exactly what type of engineering he will study yet, Bollinger is excited to explore the different possibilities.

“I’ve done some internships in construction and electrical engineering,” Bollinger said. “That’s been cool. I don’t really know (what I’ll do), just whatever.”

The future Aggie said Texas A&M engineering students start out in general engineering, so they get to try everything. Eventually, the students pick a major.

Gemini, Inc. has operations in Taylor and produces dimensional signage, plates, plaques, cast bronze monuments, industrial protective cases and plastic parts.

Tim Crow (left), Taylor Independent School District’s communications director, compliments Beau Bollinger and his family, whom he said he has known for multiple generations.

Beau Bollinger is hugged by his father, Jeff Bollinger, during a surprise scholarship presentation Wednesday, May 15. Photos by Jason Hennington


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