Paniyn Blanton
Eula ISD
Texas Tech University

Paniyn Blanton, a 2015 graduate of Eula High School, is pursing a management degree at Texas Christian University.

"My goal is to own and run a successful business that allows me to be involved in what I love," she wrote in her TCTA scholarship application. 

Nominated by her counselor, LaLena Carpenter, said Blanton achieved her goal to graduate high school early. "Paniyn is a survivor. She knows how to work hard even when life is not easy," Carpenter wrote. "She wants to be known for her hard work, dedication and achievements."

Her scholarship was renewed for 2016-17 and 2017-18.