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In representation of The Woodlands Hills – Houston’s newest master planned community, located 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis – The Howard Hughes Corporation® has awarded Willis High School senior student, Kylie Dobraski, with a $2,500 college scholarship.

Kylie was selected by Willis High School based on academics, well-roundedness as a student and an essay contest about Montgomery County.

The scholarship was presented to her by Tim Welbes, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company, a division of The Howard Hughes Corporation. Kylie plans to attend Texas A&M University to study Business Marketing or Management.

In her essay, entitled “What I Love about Montgomery County” Kylie Dobraski shared:

“One of the things I love most about living in Montgomery County would have to be the family atmosphere. Each and every person in this community provides endless support for one another. I also see an endless amount of support given to the youth of Montgomery County and as a student it makes such a great impact. There are so many ways that the young people of Montgomery County can become involved in events that will benefit their growth. There are leadership committees like the ones I am currently involved in that dedicate their time to making students better leaders and enable them to better serve their community.

When Hurricane Harvey hit Montgomery County, I was able to see our town truly came together in order to help those affected. I saw people from all over our community come together to do whatever was necessary to help. People were taking time away from their own families to come out to the Convention Center and help families in need. Aside from the family component of Montgomery County, I also love the livestock events that take place here. All of my life I have grown up involved in 4-H either participating in non-livestock activities or showing chickens. Therefore, I have had the pleasure of experiencing the benefits of the Montgomery County Fair Association. Being able to see the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into the fair for the citizens of Montgomery County has shown me how blessed I am to be a part of such an amazing community.

Another significant factor that makes Montgomery County so special is the diversity of the people. As a student at Willis High School, I encounter other students from multiple backgrounds that bring their own sense of culture and background to the school. I also get to interact with the diverse population outside of school through volunteering and my work experience. The variety of experiences helps to shape me into a better-rounded individual.

Each and every person in this county has brought nothing but love and support into my life. I am so blessed to be able to live in Montgomery County and I would not want to live anywhere else.”

Congratulations Kylie Dobraski, and good luck with your college endeavors!