Armiya Humphrey is one of 10 top entering freshmen from across the state selected to receive the prestigious Forty Acres Scholarship, a new program from the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation.
Armiya graduated with honors from Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas in June and was accepted to The University of Texas at Austin for fall. She is an AP Scholar, National Achievement Scholar and a four-year Superintendent Scholar.
Armiya was selected as a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program and was honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June. She is one of only four students selected from the state of Texas.
She was active in many organizations while at Clear Creek. She has been a member of the chamber orchestra for the last four years and served as the junior class representative for orchestra. As a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, she helped co-found the Creek2Creek Program to let members of the society tutor intermediate school students in Spanish classes. During the summer of 2009, she was invited to the Harvard University Secondary Summer School Program in Cambridge, Mass., a prestigious program, where she attended college level courses in pre-calculus and expository writing to receive college credits.
Committed to community service, Armiya has been a member of the Jack and Jill of America Association since she was six years old. As a teen member, she led a five-member team to renovate a park used by the Mercy Park Association of Galveston. This past year, she was elected president of the Bay Area/Clear Lake Chapter of the organization. She has also participated in a neighborhood library reading program, working with children to help them gain confidence in their ability to read.