NEISD Athletic Scholarship awarded to Reagan’s Samantha Benne, Girls Soccer


Congratulations to Samantha Benne, Reagan Girls Soccer, for receiving the NEISD Athletic Scholarship! Only one female athlete and one male athlete are chosen among the seven NEISD schools to receive these two $2500 scholarships.

Samantha Benne was a senior defender and team captain for Reagan Girls Soccer. This year, she earned All District Second Team, Academic All State, and Academic All District. As a Junior she earned All District Honorable Mention and Academic All District as well. She is a three year Varsity letterman.

Samantha will be graduating from Reagan Summa Cum Laude, the highest honors designation.

NEISD Executive Director for Athletics, Karen Funk, said, “your essays brought out your servant attitude in working for others – both on campus and at giving time and attention to school children on the Southside of town.  Not only did you keep a 4.0 GPA, you also worked in the retail world as well while playing soccer and winning DECA awards. There is no doubt in my mind moving forward that your leadership shown in soccer and your ability to multi-task that you will be a success in the business world.

In addition to the NEISD Athletic Scholarship, Samantha also was awarded one of the Ian’s Foundation scholarships and one of the St. Margaret’s Senior Scholarships.

After graduation, Samantha will play soccer for Our Lady of the Lake University and plans to study business and marketing.

We wish her continued success and look forward to following her next year!

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