Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association 2022 Scholarship Program Recipients
The Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association and the Dallas Fire Fighters Association are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 scholarships. We are awarding eleven scholarships this year to deserving family members of the Dallas Fire Rescue Department for their academic achievements, dedication, and aspirations. The DRFFA & the DFFA are awarding ten $2000 scholarships and the independent scholarship selection committee is donating one $2000 scholarship. We are forever grateful for our exemplary selection committee again this year and sincerely appreciate their contribution of an additional scholarship. It is a time-consuming process as there were many deserving applicants. We wish our 2022 scholarship recipients the best of luck in achieving their academic goals.
John Alexander Bowen is the son of fire fighter John Randall Bowen. He graduated from Forney High School where he was a member of National Honor Society, was a three-year letterman in varsity football and track in addition to receiving additional awards and being a part of the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Football Elite Team. John will be attending Abilene Christian University this fall to study statistics with a goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and achieving certification.
Aaliyah Brown is the daughter of fire fighter Gregory Brown. She graduated from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School where she was a member of National Honor Society and the Student Council. Her passion for dance was demonstrated as the Varsity 1st Lieutenant of the Eagle Elite Drill Team, and she plans to continue dancing in college. Aaliyah will be attending the University of Houston to complete a bachelor’s degree and then to continue her education by attending law school with a goal of practicing Business Law.
Noemi Del Campo is the daughter of fire fighter Noe Del Campo. She graduated from North Mesquite High School as a member of the National Honor Society, Science Club and was in Varsity Honors Orchestra. Her passion for science, and her skills and leadership, contributed to the opportunity for assisting other students. This acquired knowledge will help her as she pursues her goal of becoming a physician. Noemi will be attending the University of Dallas this fall.
Madison Conerly is the granddaughter of Napoleon Tucker. She is a graduate of Hockaday School where she was a member of Top Teens of America. Madison has been dedicated to her community service projects, assisting Habitat for Humanity, Community Beautification of South Dallas, The Women’s Shelter, and Meals on Wheels. She will be attending Howard University this fall and has been admitted to their Arts-Theater Technology Concentration program and aspires to be a set designer for theater and film production.
Chase Thomas Hyles is the son of fire fighter Charles Hyles. He graduated from Italy High School in addition to accumulating credit from Navarro College. Chase was a member of National Honor Society, served on Student Council and participated in all sports for four years. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol where he accumulated numerous hours of community service. Chase will be attending the Hill College Fire Protection Technology Program with a goal of joining the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.
Ashtyn Nicole Norrell is the daughter of fire fighter Ted Norrell, Jr. She graduated from Canton High School in addition to accumulating credit from Trinity Valley Community College. She was a member of National Honor Society, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and school leadership team. Ashtyn played varsity basketball and spent 2 years as an athletic trainer. She will be attending Texas A&M University this fall where she plans to major in Kinesiology with a future goal of medical school.
Julia Isabelle Ortiz is the daughter of fire fighter Gabriel Ortiz. She graduated from Byron Nelson High School where she was a member of National Honor Society and the National Technical Honors Society. She held several leadership positions as a member of the drill team for 4 years. Julia will be attending Texas Tech University where she plans to major in accounting and minor in criminology with a career goal of becoming an FBI agent.
Scottson Tag Pacot is the son of fire fighter Scott Pacot. He graduated from Rockwall High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and was recognized by the National Indigenous Scholar Recognition Program. While there he was a pitcher on the baseball team and used that interest to volunteer for the Angel League and the local Special Olympics. Scottson will be attending Ouachita Baptist University where he plans to continue his baseball career.
Juliet Pridgen is the daughter of fire fighter John Rodriquez. She is currently attending Southwestern University where she is a junior majoring in Biology. She is a Pre-Dental Representative of the Pre-Health Organization advising pre-dental students, in addition she is captain of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer team for the university. Juliet is also studying to become fluent in the Spanish language. Her future goal is to attend a dental school in Texas.
Tryston Cole Vaut is the stepson of fire fighter Nicholas Dain Helton. He is now a sophomore at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. His main interest in the field of engineering is bridges and he aspires to have his own firm one day.
Isabella Wood is the granddaughter of fire fighter John B. Wood. She graduated from Euless Trinity High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Junior World Affairs Council and Student Council. In addition, she was active in the Marching and Concert Bands. Isabella will be attending the University of Texas at Austin this fall majoring in biology, her goal is to become a physician and focus of Infectious Diseases or Virology.