Saturday, September 5, 2015

Summerlin® Awards College Scholarships To Outstanding Students

The Summerlin Children’s Forum, a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by community leaders and The Howard Hughes Corporation®, recently  awarded three $4,000 college scholarships to outstanding students who are residents of Summerlin . The 2015 high school graduates, Abi Prabhu, Parker Johnson and Roxanne Jones, share the exceptional combination of scholastic achievement, community service and talent in sports, music and dance.

“These three students not only earned these scholarships based on their grades and long list of extracurricular activities,” said Randy Ecklund, vice president & executive director, Summerlin community management, “but also, from their lifelong commitment to community and to family. They are highly deserving of these scholarships to help them advance through the next phase of their lives.”

Abi Prabhu graduated at the top of her class from Palo Verde High School where she served as a Corps Commander in the school’s Air Force JROTC.  An accomplished Indian classical dancer, she is currently studying at the University of Nevada, Reno to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.

Parker Johnson, was named valedictorian of his class at Advanced Technologies Academy, where he helped create a non-profit organization to teach basic emergency response techniques like CPR. An Eagle Scout, he is now attending Brigham Young University.

Roxanne Jones, who also graduated at the top of her class at Palo Verde High School, spent countless hours working with young people living with physical disabilities. A dedicated flutist, she is currently enrolled in the Honors College at Arizona State University with plans to become a physical therapist.

Collectively, the list of achievements of these students includes more than 1,000 hours of community service for such organizations as Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Clark County School District’s Adaptive Physical Education Department. All three are members of the National Honors Society at their respective high schools.

“These phenomenal students represent the best of Southern Nevada,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing for Summerlin. “We are proud of these young Summerlin residents and applaud their achievements.”

Since 1997, the Summerlin Children’s Forum has funded scholarships, enrichment grants and special educational programs totaling more than $590,000.  The annual scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who reside in Summerlin.

Photo Caption:  From left, pictured are Randy Ecklund, vice president & executive director, Summerlin community management; 2015 Summerlin Children’s Forum scholarship recipients, Abi Prabhu, Parker Johnson and Roxann Jones; and Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing for Summerlin.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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