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Lewisville High School Senior Makes History as LISD's First Stamp Scholar

Jesus Barrios recently received the prestigious honor, earning a full ride to Barry University.

Lewisville High School senior Jesus Barrios recently became the first Lewisville ISD student in district history to be awarded the prestigious Stamps Scholarship.

The Stamps Scholarship has been awarded to just 3,000 students globally since its founding in 2006 and provides students with up to $360,000 to attend one of 36 partner schools in the US and UK, including Dartmouth, William & Mary, the United States Naval Academy and Barry University.

Barrios, who has been accepted to attend Barry University after graduation, was awarded nearly $250,000 which will cover the cost of attendance durng his time at Barry.

“To me this opportunity is far more than financial support,” expressed Barrios. “It represents the sacrifices my parents made to bring me to this country were worth it. It represents that hard work and perseverance are valued. It represents my dream to make a positive impact on my community.  It represents an opportunity that I once thought was beyond my reach, and for that I am truly grateful.”

During his time at LHS, Barrios has been an active member of the community. He is part of several organizations, including the ESL College Club, Student Council, Spanish Club and LHS’ INCubatoredu business development program. He is also a team captain on the LHS soccer team, and often participates in community service events.

Barrios and his family immigrated to the United States from Venezuela when he was a child, and that experience has shaped his views on leadership, education and entrepreneurship.

Barrios will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies at Barry University beginning in the Fall of 2024.

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