Big Winners in the Lone Star State


These students were driven to enter this contest, which is part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour. The program that brings educational resources to high schools, including high-energy pep rallies, career and college preparedness grants and scholarships.

Students submit an essay describing what drives their dream and how it will positively impact others for a chance to win available prizes. The top essays are selected by a panel of educators and community leaders. The contest reinforces the importance of education while pursuing a dream, and giving back to the community.

Congratulations to all the FDD Tour "What Drive Your Dream?" essay contest winners in North Texas.


North Dallas High School
Luis Lemus, first
Issac Yanez, second
Matthew Morales, third
Gustavo Zamarripa, fourth
Kevelyn Gray, fifth


Skyline High School
Estephany Moncada, first
Ruben Robledo, second
Jonica Brooks, third
Angela Baltazar, fourth
Jasmyion Sellers, fifth


Thomas Jefferson High School
Adriana Dominguez, first
Cruz Garcia, second
Taylor Perez, third
Andrea Casner, fourth
Alexis Ramos, fifth


Woodrow Wilson High School
Marissa Zarate, first
Sarah Fullen, second
Gabriela Munoz, third
Addama Tucker, fourth
Sydney Williams, fifth


North Side High School
Mercedes Palacios, first
Jennifer Sanchez, second
Norberto Perales, third
Blanca Gonzalez, fourth
Kimberly Ovalle, fifth


Polytechnic High School
James Sang, first
Alondra Belmonte, second
Yesenia Ortiz-Corona, third
Treylen J. Hunter, fourth
Biak Cer, fifth