• Denise Winborn
    Denise Winborn

    Denise Winborn—Jones High School


    Denise Winborn is a product of Lockhart Elementary and Ryan Middle schools. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a commander in the Junior Reserve Office Training Corps (JROTC). She is also active on her school’s varsity soccer team and MS 150 bike team. An Honor Roll student, Winborn has been recognized for her superior performance in science, writing, and JROTC activities. She lists her favorite subjects as Spanish and biology.


    Winborn plans to major in interdisciplinary studies at Texas A&M University, from which she has already received multiple scholarships, totaling more than $25,000. She is also the recipient of a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship and a Metropolitan Scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In her spare time, Winborn enjoys writing, playing soccer, and practicing the guitar.

    Brandon Vaughn
    Brandon Vaughn

    Brandon Vaughn—Jones High School


    Brandon Vaughn plans to study kinesiology at the University of Houston. A graduate of Foster Elementary and Cullen Middle schools, Vaughn says his favorite subject is history. His hobbies are writing poetry and playing basketball and football.


    Vaughn is a member of his school’s National Honor Society and the captain of the boys’ varsity basketball team. He has been recognized as History Student of the Year and English Student of the Year, and he is the recipient of a scholarship from the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.