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Eastside Senior Blackburn Awarded $2500 Scholarship


Eastside Memorial senior Renellquiana Blackburn received a $2500 scholarship from Bank of America on Monday. Blackburn was one of four to receive an award from “Financial Fitness, Greater Austin.”

“I was super surprised to get the scholarship,” Blackburn said. “It was so long since I sent out my essay. At the same time, I wasn’t surprised. I knew once I got an interview call, that I had it.”

Blackburn plans on using the award to pay for her Austin Community College tuition.

(Blackburn and her English teacher Christine Acker at the awards ceremony.)

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