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Garland Fire Department Presents Scholarship Awards

In 2013, the Garland Fire Department began a program that awards scholarships to deserving GISD high school seniors. The scholarship allows the high school graduates to attend Garland’s fire academy and receive their state firefighter certification. The recipients will experience the entire process of becoming a professional career firefighter, including the Civil Service entrance exam, physical agility test, participation in a panel interview, chief’s interview, and attend the fire academy.

Daniel Arceo was the 2013 recipient, and is the son of Victor and Patricia Arceo. He moved to Garland from Los Angeles at the age of ten. Daniel graduated from Garland High School, where he played basketball. He enjoys playing piano as a hobby, and is preparing to attend community college. Daniel wants to pursue a career in the fire service after graduating from Garland’s fire academy.

Micah Wesberry was the 2014 recipient. He is the son of Brad and Holly Wesberry, and is a lifelong resident of Garland. Micah graduated from Garland High School, where he played baseball and participated in theatre. Micah is also preparing to attend community college and pursue a career in the fire service after graduating from Garland’s fire academy. Both recipients will attend the 2015 fire academy set to begin in January. Congratulations and best of luck to both Garland Fire Department scholarship recipients!