compiled by Laramie Knox
Gutermuth has been playing the violin for 13 years and is currently the concertmaster of the Varsity Symphony Orchestra at Bell. She plans to attend UTA to become a music teacher for children.
“I’m excited to enter a more mature environment,” Gutermuth said.
She received $40,000 from the Presidential scholarship and is excited to start a new chapter of her life while also getting to stay close to home.
Kostopolous received offers from many schools (including $50,000 to University of Texas at Austin) but has committed to the University of Southern California.
Even though he’ll be nearly 1,500 miles away, Kostopoulos will miss his southern roots and family at Bell.
“There’s nothing like Bell Band,” Kostopoulos said.
The class of 2017 valedictorian plans on becoming a film producer.
Maggie Rolf plans on majoring in environmental science at TCU, and plans to be a lawyer in the future. She received $64,000 from the Faculty Scholarship and stopped all her other college applications once she found out.
“I’m excited,” Rolf said. “I can see the finish line to graduation.”
Rolf is excited to continue her education while staying close to her family, which includes three younger siblings.
“They’re my best friends,” Rolf said.
Jasmine Nguyen has been offered a $96,000 scholarship known as the “President’s Scholarship” from the University of Dallas for four years.
Nguyen is also considering schools such as University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. She hopes to pursue a major in computer/electrical engineering and hopes to work in the engineering field.
Ariel Riley has been offered a $20,000 band scholarship as well as a $6,000 academic excellence scholarship from the University of Mississippi.
Riley plans on attending this university and pursuing a major in biology in order to become a neurologist.
Josh Crow has been offered a $32,000 academic excellence scholarship from Oral Roberts University. Although this is his top school, Crow is also considering Texas A&M.
His intended major is biology 2, which involves zoology, botany, and other environmental sciences, with a minor in journalism.
He hopes to get his masters and possible PhD in zoology and work for National Geographic or in the research department of a zoo.