Local teen gets full ride scholarship through photography program

Local teen gets full ride scholarship through photography program


SHOULDERS. SHE WON )T HAVE TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. ALL BECAUSE OF A HUNDRED- THOUSAND DOLLAR MOMENT SHE CAPTURED ON CAMERA. HERE )S NEWS 13 )S MADELINE SCHMITT. LINED UP… SIDE BY SIDE… THE WORK OF 15 ALBUQUERQUE STUDENTS SAT WAITING TO BE REVEALED AT HEALTH LEADERSHIP HIGH SCHOOL. …NATS “I really just wanted to capture the beauty in our world and I saw these flowers”… THE CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE HANDED CAMERAS IN APRIL. GUIDED BY MENTORS… THEY CAPTURED SOMETHING THAT SPOKE TO THEM… AND SHARED A HOPE THEY HAVE. …NATS “A lot of time we hold guards or fences”… …NATS “My hope is to be a great human being applause”… IT WAS PART OF A PROJECT PUT ON BY LINDA SOLOMON AND HER ORGANIZATION… PICTURES OF HOPE. SHE DOES THIS IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ILIANA ESPARZA WAS THE (FINAL STUDENT TO PRESENT HER PICTURE TODAY. …NATS “My hope is to make a change in my community. This is what we see on a daily basis”… AND THERE WAS A REASON WHY. …Justin Norwood/Blackburn College “I )d like to present the DREAM scholarship to Iliana Esparza hold for applause and hug Welcome to school”… A MOMENT THE 17-YEAR-OLD WILL REMEMBER FOREVER. …Iliana Esparza/Scholarship winner “This was one thing that I )ve had my heart set on since I stepped foot in health leadership high school”… THE 100 THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP IS A FULL RIDE TO BLACKBURN COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS. FOR MOM — WHO HAD HER DAUGHTER AT JUST 15 YEARS OLD — SHE, TOO, WON )T FORGET THIS DAY. SHE ONCE RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP… …MOM “My choice was either go to college and take the scholarship or stay with my kids and I forfeited the school and the scholarship because I couldn )t leave them”… CREATING A LIFE FOR HER DAUGHTER, SO ILIANA COULD ONE DAY FOLLOW HER OWN DREAMS. …Iliana Esparza/Scholarship winner “I had no idea that this photo would lead me here. My photo was just a dream that I want to see come true. MADELINE SCHMITT KRQE NEWS 13. ESPARZA WANTS TO BE A SOCIAL WORKER. SHE ALREADY HAS 33 CREDIT HOURS FROM C-N-M… THAT SHE WILL TAKE TO BLACKBURN COLLEGE.

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