Fraser Stryker Partner Kathryn A. Dittrick Heebner congratulates the 2017 Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship winners Aya Yousuf and Francisco Lopez. They were honored at a luncheon at the law firm last week. Two Earn Diversity Scholarships By Lorraine Boyd The Daily Record
Two newly-graduated high school students have joined a decade’s worth of past recipients of the Fraser Stryker law firm’s Diversity Scholarship awards. Francisco Lopez, accompanied by his mother, sister and high school principal, graduated from Omaha Northwest Magnet High School in May. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in business administration with minors in pre-law and Spanish. He has earned a number of accolades, including National Honor Society. He has served as a translator at school and served on the student council. Aya Yousuf, who brought her mother and vice principal, graduated from Burke High School. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska Omaha to major in political science and law. She too served on the student council and is a member of the National Honor Society. The native of Iraq was a volunteer coordinator for World Refugee Day. The two students also share some very similar interests: Future Business Leaders of America, cross country running, and volunteering at the Open Door Mission. Unique to Fraser Stryker’s scholarship (renewable through senior year) is the student’s opportunity to intern at the law firm after their freshman year. Program coordinator Stephen M. Bruckner said past program participants have excelled. Case in point, Symone Sanders was national press secretary for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (no relation!) and is a frequent CNN contributor.