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Paying it forward

PEC scholarship recipient gives back

Stacy Germany was a senior at Leander High School when a PEC scholarship played a role in helping to shape her future. That was 20 years ago. Today, she’s back in a Central Texas classroom, inspiring students to seek out their passions and make a difference.

Germany first learned about PEC’s Scholarship program through her high school guidance counselor.

“Coming from a single parent household, I had no idea how I would pay for college,” she said.

“My mother was a teacher and a single mom, so there really wasn’t much money. Scholarships helped lift that financial burden off my shoulders and made everything possible.”

Germany attended Texas A&M University and majored in biochemistry. She went on to receive her master’s degree in athletic training and her doctorate in health science. While completing her doctoral program, she became the head athletic trainer for swimming and diving at Texas A&M. She eventually followed her heart back home.

“I decided I wanted to give back to the community, so I’ve been teaching with Round Rock ISD for the last three years at Westwood High School.”

As a health science teacher, Germany teaches medical terminology and health science theory. The school’s renowned program gives students the opportunity to graduate and become accredited as a pharmacy technician or certified clinical medical assistant.

“To hear my students say, ‘Dr. Germany, you inspired me and I want to go into health science,’ that’s really the whole reward of teaching — to motivate someone to go out and change the world.”

Germany’s story embodies the goal of our scholarship program. By investing in local students through education and opportunities, our communities also prosper.

Know a high school senior who could benefit from a PEC scholarship? Applications are due March 23. Learn more at pec.coop/scholarships.