Recognizing and honoring the best of the best was the theme earlier today at the Omni Bayfront Hotel.
It was all part of the 24th annual CITGO and Corpus Christi Caller-Times distinguished scholars programs.
Students from around the coastal bend were selected and received scholarships to continue their education.
Today's event provided 25 scholarships to students that where nominated by more than 48 highs schools around the coastal bend.
Steve Arnold, who is the Vice President of Marketing for the Caller-Times says," hard work pays off for all these students and that's the good thing about the coastal bend. We want them to come back and join our workforce later."
There are nine categories awarded: academics, athletics, and community service among several others.