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Meet the Inaugural JYSP Class

Jindal Scholar Mike Campos with parents

Mike Campos

School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Campos said he was excited but also determined to complete the task he and his fellow scholars had set for themselves. “I’m ready to do it overall,” he said in May, when he signed the scholarship agreement. “Everybody here had to do a whole lot of work just to get to this position. There’s nothing that’s going to keep us from continuing that work in college.”

Jindal Scholar Giovanny Lopez

Giovanny Lopez

School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Lopez said he felt a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having earned the JYSP scholarship. He credited his parents for teaching him the work ethic he needed to succeed and offered the same advice to those who would follow him. “If you put in the effort and work hard, it will pay off in the long run,” he said.

Jindal Scholar Jason Manzala with parents

Jason Manzala

School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Manzala said he spent many late night studying. In May, upon signing the scholarship agreement, he gave his parents credit for having supported him and instilled in him a work ethic. “We tried to mentor him,” said his father, Edmund. “We taught him to be his own man and be mindful for what he’s going to be. In the future, he can help somebody like [he is being helped] now.”

Jindal Scholar Oscar Urrutia

Oscar Urrutia

W.T. White High School

“By being the first cohort, we provide inspiration and that leadership that everybody’s asking for,” said Urrutia. “Everything I do is based on goals that I want to achieve. I always set short-term and long-term goals for myself. I want to be successful in college. After college I want to go out there in the world, be a leader and inspire people to believe in themselves.”

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