Special to the Reporter
This year the 120 members of the senior class of 2011 collectively received scholarships of more than $2.26 million, more than twice the amount from last year's senior class.
“We are ever so grateful to those who have generously donated to the education of these young men and women,” said Candy McClure, Glen Rose High School's lead counselor, who announced the scholarships at Friday's Senior Recognition Night. “Tonight we have the opportunity to reward these seniors for their hard work over the years and to recognize them for their many accomplishments.”
The dollar value is expected to grow because there are still scholarships that have not arrived or that students may not have reported.
“Thank you so very much to the individuals, groups, churches, and civic organizations who have so graciously given to the senior class of 2011 so that they may have the opportunity to further their education,” McClure added.
The Texas Education Agency provides each accredited high school with an Honor Graduate certificate to be presented to the highest-ranking graduate of the senior class. With this certificate is a declaration authorizing the president of any state-supported college or university to provide a scholarship for complete tuition for one year.
The 2011 highest-ranking graduate is Lindsay Floyd, valedictorian. Salutatorian Maria Schmidt also received a plaque.
Each year about 1.3 million students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program from nearly 21,000 high schools nationwide. About 34,000 of the 50,000 highest scores in each annual National Merit Program are named Commended Students on the basis of a National Selection Index. This year Maria Schmidt and Heather Wright, were named Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
GRHS Principal Tommy Corcoran presented Maria and Heather with a framed certificate and plaque.
Semifinalists must fulfill additional requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition to be considered for a scholarship. About 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists advance to finalist standing each year. Lindsay Floyd advanced in the National Merit Scholarship Program and have been awarded National Merit Scholarship
Lindsay was awarded a National Merit Scholarship in the amount $92,500 from the University of Oklahoma. Corcoran presented her with a plaque and framed certificate.
Students who have been offered or awarded national, state or university scholarships are:
Mason Morris — Texas State Technical College Academic Scholarship - $2,000
Chelsi McNally — University of Arizona Academic Scholarship - $24,000; Barry University Academic Scholarship - $60,000
Ashley Thompson — Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest 3-D Entry - $1,500
Kevin Brooks — Oklahoma State University
Non-Resident Achievement Scholarship - $35,000
Everett Coleman — 2011 Baylor University Dean’s Gold Scholar - $20,000
Curran Morrison — Angelo State University Carr Scholarship - $10,000
Jessie Calkins - Texas A&M University Rodeo Club Scholarship - $4,000; Carter Robertson Memorial Scholarship - $1,500; World Jr. Team Roping Scholarship - $1,000; Wrangler Jr. High National Finals Rodeo - $1,800
Kelsie Parnell — Baylor University Merit
Scholarship - $34,000
Maria Schmidt — Colorado School of Mines Academic Scholarship - $50,000; Texas A&M University Academic Scholarship - $10,000; University of Texas Academic
Scholarship - $2,000
Andrea Allen — University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship - $10,000
Austin Jordan — University of the Incarnate Word Presidential Scholarship - $48,000; University of the Incarnate Word Golf Scholarship - $80,000; Texas Wesleyan Presidential
Scholarship - $48,000; Texas Wesleyan University Golf Scholarship - $32,000; Lubbock Christian University Golf Scholarship - $60,000; Rogers State University Golf Scholarship - $60,000; Rogers State University Presidential
Scholarship - $40,000
Jana Horn — St. Edwards University Trustee’s Scholarship - $48,000; St. Edwards Academic Grant - $12,816
Joslyn Sandlin — Texas A&M University Commerce Music and Housing Scholarship - $8,750; Texas A&M University Commerce First Leadership Class Scholarship - $12,000; Texas A&M University Commerce ACT Scholarship - $1,500
Jeremy Dooley — Tarleton State University Dick Smith Scholarship - $12,000
Billy Livingston — University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship for Enrollment - $1,000
Matthew Wiseman — Abilene Christian University Academic Scholarship - $40,000; Lubbock Christian University Academic
Scholarship - $24,000; Abilene Christian University Pulse Scholarship - $8,000
Dreama Lumpkins — University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Freshman
Scholarship - $24,000
Kaitlynn Spenrath — Stephen F. Austin State University Academic Scholarship - $3,000
Luke Blakley — Lincoln Tech Academic
Scholarship - $1,000; Lincoln Tech As We Grow Scholarship - $500
Carly Payne — McMurry University Presidential Scholarship - $44,000
Chelsea Fenton — Texas Tech University President’s Silver Scholarship - $10,000
Lindsay Floyd — Texas Tech President’s Platinum Scholarship - $30,000; Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship - $60,000;
2011 ESPN Radio-Central Texas Academic
All-Stars - $500
Kaitlin West — Baylor University Academic Scholarship - $50,000
Students receiving scholarships from local businesses and organizations are:
Emily Gosdin — Century 21-Quad J Realty - $100; Tom Gosdin Family Scholarship - $100
Heather Wright — Sunrise Properties & Marilyn Phillips Insurance Educational Scholarship - $250
Trey Nabours — Sunrise Properties & Marilyn Phillips Insurance Educational Scholarship - $100; Glen Rose Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation - $100
Jake Sharber — Somervell County Youth Fair Dale McPherson Scholarship - $400; Tex Lewis Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Glen Rose Rodeo Association, Inc. - $1,000
Jessie Calkins- Somervell County Youth Fair Dale McPherson Scholarship - $400; Harold J. Buzan Memorial Rodeo Scholarship - $200; Brandy Nash Memorial Scholarship - $100
Joseph McPherson - Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $250; Glen Rose Rodeo Association, Inc. - $250
Brandon Oliver — Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $100; Glen Rose Rodeo Association, Inc. - $1,000
Casey Cummins — Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $100
Denver Tipton — Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $100; Barry Miller Scholarship Fund - $100
Collin Lane — Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $100
Will Tubbs — Marilyn Phillips Insurance Community Service Scholarship - $100
Jesse Betsill — Rainbow Baptist Church - $100
Christina Figueroa — Rainbow Baptist Church - $100
Sarah Sparks — Rainbow BaptistChurch - $100
Austin Brady — Anonymous Scholarship for Character - $500; Anonymous Scholarship for Excellence - $500
Maria Schmidt — Anonymous Scholarship for Excellence - $500
Tanner Tongate — Anonymous Scholarship for Character - $500; Anonymous Scholarship for Excellence - $500
Joslyn Sandlin — Barry Miller Scholarship Fund - $100
Tasia Morrison — Barry Miller Scholarship Fund - $100
Mason Morris — Barry Miller Scholarship Fund - $100
Curran Morrison — Barry Miller Scholarship Fund - $100
Luke Blakley — Glen Rose Antique Tractor and Machinery Club - $250; Career Colleges & Schools of Texas - $1,000; Imagine America - $1,000
Chelsea Fenton — Jack McCarty Memorial Scholarship presented to the highest English 4 Dual Student- $300
Carly Payne — Patsy Flanary Memorial Scholarship - $200; Cheryl Bullion Memorial Scholarship - $250; Lois McCarty Memorial Scholarship presented to the most outstanding PIE Student - $300; Earl J. Davis Memorial Scholarship - $200
Billy Livingston — Chris McFadin Memorial Scholarship - $900; Career Colleges & School of Texas - $1,000; Imagine America - $1,000
Mika Kelly — Glen Rose Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation - $100
Kristin Gray — B.F. Banister Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Jorge Espino — Whitt Library Scholarship - $300
Dallas Burch — Shannon McManus Calkins Honorary Scholarshp - $100
Those receiving special awards and new scholarships were:
Presenting the Alvin West Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $100 each to Denver Tipton and Stetson Murdock was Patricia West and family. Denver and Stetson also received a memorial white rose.
A new scholarship, The Lake Granbury Medical Center is awarding a $500 scholarship to a senior who by choosing the medical field will impact families, individuals, and entire communities. Presenting this scholarship to Randi Schneider was Dr. Aimee Coker.
Another new scholarship, The Lake Granbury Medical Center Civic Scholarship is being given to a senior who has chosen a career of service. Presenting this $250 scholarship to Bryan Thames is Dr. Tony Hedges.
The Bonnie Elaine Tompkins Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jessie Calkins. Bonnie graduated from Granbury High School in 1995 and Saint Edwards University in 1998. She lost her life in a car accident at the age of 24. With this $500 scholarship, may Bonnie’s love of agriculture continue to grow. Making this presentation was Tommy Corcoran.
The Glen Rose UIL Academic Scholarship was presented to Lindsay Floyd for her distinguished contributions to the UIL Program. Awarding this $500 scholarship was Coach Richard Dye.
The Glen Rose Masonic Lodge Number 525 presented scholarships to Melissa Dickey and Denver Tipton. The Masonic Lodge was charted in December 1880 and has served Glen Rose and Somervell County continuously since then. Donating monies for this scholarship are R.C. and Elaine McFall. Masons have always supported public education and teaches that each person has a responsibility to make things better in the world. Presenting these $500 scholarships were R.C and Elaine McFall.
Presenting the Unimin Corporation Scholarship in memory of Danny Thompson in the amount of $1,000 to Jorge Espino and a $500 scholarship to Cecilia Espinosa was Candy McClure and Wendy Homrighaus, Danny’s daughters. Danny believed in hard work and valued education. Through this scholarship, the Unimin Corporation will continue to help others strive for higher education.
The Art Scholarship funded by Somervell County Citizens Association and presented by Tommy Corcoran was awarded to Audrey Boccafogli in the amount of $500.
The J.M. McCroskey Memorial Scholarship funded by Somervell County Citizens Association was presented in memory of J.M. McCroskey who served as superintendent of Glen Rose ISD for many years. This scholarship for $1,000 was presented to Johnathon Ballesteros by Tommy Corcoran.
Jorge Espino, Shelbi Hess, Gina Sannoh, and Dylan Stephens received the Glen Rose Food Service Association Scholarship in the amount of $100 each. Making this presentation was Dawn Foos.
Joseph McPherson was presented the Glen Rose Optimist Club Fine Arts/Bill Starnes Scholarship given in memory of Bill Starnes carrying the Optimist Club’s motto: “Friend to Youth.” Presenting this $500 scholarship was GRISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan.
He also presented Kaitlin West the Medical Scholarship in memory of Roger Marks, sponsored by the Glen Rose Optimist Club, in the amount of $500.
The Glen Rose Optimist Agriculture/Logan Starnes Scholarship was given to a senior going into an agriculture related occupation, hoping to make a difference in the global agriculture food, fiber and natural resource systems. Wayne Rotan presented Jake Sharber with a $500 scholarship.
The Glen Rose Scholarship was given by the law firm of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, L.L.P. to help students reach their educational dreams. These following seniors were selected based on merit. Wayne Rotan presented $500 scholarships to Jorge Espino, Chelsea Fenton, Shelbi Hess, Austin Jordan, Dreama Lumpkins, Gina Sannoh and Renee Tice.
Heather Wright received the Educational Scholarship in memory of Vernon Bohach, sponsored by the Glen Rose Optimist Club. Presenting this $500 scholarship was Mr. Rotan.
Each month, the Glen Rose Optimist Club recognizes two seniors as Optimist Students of the Month. Students are selected based on academic performance, citizenship, extra -curricular activity participation and service to the community. Two students have been selected to receive a $500 scholarship each. The scholarships are named after Optimist Club members Joe D. Geisweidt and Kevin Taylor. These two men have organized the Optimist Student of the Month for many years. Receiving the Joe D. Geistweidt Optimist Club Scholarship is Chelsi McNally and receiving the Kevin Taylor Optimist Club Scholaship is Curran Morrison.
The R.C. Leach Outstanding Athlete Scholarship in memory of R.C. Leach, former superintendent of Glen Rose ISD, is being presented to Katilin West in the amount of $1,000.
Tommy Corcoran presented Joseph McPherson and Denver Tipton with the John and Frances Wasilchak Scholarship Fund in the amount of $5,000 each, renewable for three additional years. In addition, after graduation, students may be considered for an additional scholarship at graduate level study. This scholarship is donated by John and Frances Wasilchak to help further the education of deserving students based on merit, scholarship, and citizenship.
John Turner, pastor of the New Prospect Baptist Church, awarded Renee Tice with a $100 scholarship.
Chris Paulsen honored two seniors who will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall by presenting the Maleen Paulsen Memorial Scholarship to Randi Schneider and Will Tubbs in the amount of $500 each.
The Lisa Schmidt Memorial Student Scholarship was awarded to a senior who has struggled to break the English language barrier. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Lisa knew firsthand many of the problems and issues faced by students. Lisa passed away in July 2009, but her legacy and love for students continues with the award of a $1,000 scholarship to Berenice De los Santos. Dr. Paul Schmidt made this presentation.
Coach Sam Schuelke honred Collin Lane, Gina Sannoh and Kaitlin West with the Paul B. Schuelke Athletic Scholarship in the amount of $500 each. Mr. Schuelke coached in Glen Rose from 1958 to 1991 and served as the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach from 1962 to 1981. Throughout the three decades that Mr. Schuelke coached in Glen Rose, he helped countless student athletes develop strong character through academics and sports.
The Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival presented a new $500 scholarship to Ashley Corcoran. Each year Neo-Relix will provide a scholarship to students attending a public university in the study of Media Arts. Making this presentation was Darrell Best.
The Jeff Crane Memorial Scholarship given by the Crane Family through LDL was awarded to Andy Lounsberry in the amount of $1,000. Jeff was a Glen Rose graduate who loved his community, was a true friend, loving husband and had abiding faith in God. Leta Yocham and Dorothy Lewis made this presentation.
The Kelli Nix Memorial Scholarship given by the Nix Family through LDL is presented to Andrea Allen. Kelli was a great role model and advocate of Relay for Life and Kelli’s Crusaders. Leta Yocham and Dorothy Lewis presented this $1,000 scholarship.
The LDL Educational Resource Foundation adds a great deal of support to the students at Glen Rose ISD and to the Glen Rose community. Leta Yocham and Dorothy Lewis are generously awarding each of the following seniors a $500 scholarship: Kevin Brooks, Ashley Corcoran, Sarah Griffin, Collin Lane, Tasia Morrison, Carly Payne, Maria Schmidt, Bryan Thames, Veronica Villa, Matthew Wiseman and Joseph McPherson.
A new scholarship, the Kevin Sanders Memorial Scholarship, was given to Jessie Calkins. Kevin was a 1996 graduate of Glen Rose High School and was a member of the GRHS Rodeo Team, where he participated in bull riding, shoot dogging and steer saddling events. During Kevin’s senior year, he and his brother, Brian, won the steer saddling contest. Kevin passed away this past year and his keen wit will be truly missed. Presenting this $100 scholarship to Jessie was Mr. Corcoran.
A new scholarship, The Rusty Bybee Memorial Scholarship. is intended to assist a student with a serious interest in pursuing a career in the law enforcement discipline. K.D. “Rusty” Bybee retired in 1994 after 17 years of service and at that time held the distinction of being the only deputy to ever retire from the Somervell County Sheriff Office. Tommy Corcoran presented this $225 scholarship to Denver Tipton. Rusty spent his entire law enforcement career serving the people and would be very honored that this scholarship in his name will further the education of a deserving senior.
The recipients of the Nick Conte Tennis Scholarship in the amount of $150 each are: Jorge Espino, Brittany Hurtado, Carly Payne, Randi Schneider, Veronica Villa and Matthew Wiseman. Making these presentations were Coach Greg Garrison and Nick Conte.
The Shane McAnally Memorial Scholarshp was presented this year to the student with the highest average in calculus. Presenting this $1,800 scholarship to Austin Brady was Justin McAnally.
Texas Laureate Iota Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority presented two $100 scholarships to Emily Gosdin and Randi Schneider. They also presented two $50 scholarships to Dallas Burch and Brandon Oliver. Each recipient also was given a yellow rose. Making this presentation was Sharon Schultz.
The Glen Rose Discount Drug is proud to present Randi Schneider and Sarah Griffin with a $200 scholarship each. Making this presentation was Sharon Schultz.
The Rhett Butler Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is given in the memory of Corporal Rhett Butler. Rhett graduated from Glen Rose High School in 2003 and later joined the U.S. Army. He was killed in action after only being in Iraq just over three months. This year’s recipient is Gina Sannoh, who understands the importance of freedom and that it does not come without a price. Dr. David Butler and Melissa Ganer made this presentation.
The Condy Family Scholarship was awarded to Collin Lane in the amount of $100.
This scholarship is given to a student who plans to continue their education in the field of natural science. Dr. Pat Condy made this presentation.
The Fossil Rim Wildlife Conservation is proud to present this scholarship to a deserving senior. This area is blessed with natural beauty and resources that make it a jewel as a community and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is proud to be a part of it. Presenting this $3,000 scholarship to Collin Lane was Dr. Pat Condy.
The Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented a $500 scholarship to Renee Tice. Renee was selected as the recipient from numerous applications from four school systems. Shelby Sackett, Regent made this presentation.
A new scholarship, The Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, also awarded a $300 scholarship to Emily Gosdin in memory of JoAnn Radley Sidener by her family. Making this presentation was Shelby Sackett, Regent.
A new scholarship, The Cartish Technologies “Support the Future through Technology” Scholarship, was awarded to two very deserving seniors based on collegiate major, merit, nee, and leadership. Randy Hurtado and Cary Bradford awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Austin Jordan, who will major in Web design at the University of Incarnate Word. They are awarded Will Tubbs, who plans to major in engineering at Texas A&M University, with a $500 scholarship.
The Harley Sinclair Memorial Baseball Scholarship was awarded to two very deserving seniors, Collin Lane and R.J. Nowak, in the amount of $350 each. Harley was a 2006 graduate of Glen Rose High School where he played baseball for four years. This scholarship is intended to provide financial support to seniors who posses the qualities Harley exemplified. Making this presentation was Angie Sinclair and Harley’s son Jadon.
The Texas Heat Scholarship is awarding one $500 scholarship to a senior who has exhibited leadership, character and school pride. Making this presentation to Sarah Griffin was Kay McPherson.
Jonathon Ballasteros received the Glen Rose Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship in the amount of $500. Rhonda Duffie and Brad Nickels made this presentation.
Dreama Lumpkins and Austin Jordan received the Farmers Insurance Kelley Agency Scholarship. The Kelleys believe in the importance of nurturing the promising youth of this community. Marilyn Kelley presented $150 scholarships each to these two qualifying individuals.
The Crystal Plaster “Good Neighbor Grant” was awarded to Chelsea Fenton and Denver Tipton in the amount of $500 each. The recipients have demonstrated active community involvement above and beyond expectations. Crystal Plaster is proud to present these scholarships to outstanding youths of our future.
Hammond’s BBQ presented three $350 scholarships to Jorge Espino, Renee Tice and Veronica Villa. Making this presentation was Larry Higgins. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have shown tremendous generosity to GRISD and the community.
The Squaw Valley Ladies Golf Association presented a $500 scholarship to Austin Jordan. This scholarship goes to a senior who has played golf throughout high school and plans to participate in a golf program on the collegiate level. Making this presentation wasGeneva Morris.
A new scholarship, Cottonwood Baptist Church is honoring its seniors with $250 scholarships each to: Collin Lane, Dreama Lumpkins, Ashley Thompson, Denver Tipton and Rendon Tipton. Making this presentation was Youth Minister Arron Parker.
Another new scholarship, Lake Granbury Texas X’s is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving senior who plans to attend UT Austin. This organization was established two years ago and only awards two scholarships from the surrounding Granbury area. Each applicant’s application is reviewed thoroughly and the finalists are notified that they have advanced to the next level going before the interview committee. Austin Brady is this year’s recipient. Suzie Kent made this presentation.
Kathy Roberts and Lynda McKinnon, representing the American State Bank, presented Audrey Boccafogli, Chelsea Fenton, Kristin Gray, Jana Horn, Dreama Lumpkins, Tasia Morrison, Bryan Thames, Will Tubbs, Joslyn Sandlin and Heather Wright with a $250 scholarship each.
A new scholarship, Hood & Somervell County A&M Club, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Collin Lane, who will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station in the fall. A special contribution of $500 was made toward this scholarship in honor of GRISD Special Education K-2 Teacher Gina Reed.
The Glen Rose Lions Club International presented four $1,000 scholarships to the following seniors: Jessie Calkins, Kevin Brooks, Chelsea Fenton and Denver Tipton.
The Glen Rose FFA Alumni awarded $1,500 scholarships each to Jessie Calkins and Jake Sharber for many hours of dedication to the success of the GRHS FFA Program. J.R. Jones, alumni president, made this presentation.
Carla Jones (December 10, 1967-August 27, 2010), came to Glen Rose in December 1998, along with husband, J.R., daughter Jenny and son Jake. She soon became involved in the community, joining First United Methodist Church and supporting GRISD. She taught Sunday school, pre-K through third grade, coordinated Vacation Bible School, served over the Lord’s Acre Celebration, chaired several mission and administrative committees, assisted at the Thrift Store and Food bank, supported the Christmas Angel Tree Program, summer lunch program and various other activity programs. Carla also loved to support the Glen Rose Youth Soccer Association, Glen Rose Girls Softball Association, Glen Rose Pee Wee Football and Glen Rose High School sports. Her absolute favorite, her passion, was for the Tiger Pride band. She was a member of the Band Boosters, supporting all of their activities, and the numerous competitions. Community service was a huge part of Carla’s life. She believed in serving anonymously, seeking nothing in return. She believed in working hard for
her fellow man, never complaining about the nature of the work or for whom it might benefit.
With this spirit in mind, Tracy Byers and Molly Golson, close friends of Carla and J.R., have created a new scholarship, the Carla Jones Memorial Scholarship. Their intention is to award this scholarship to a graduating senior at Glen Rose High School for the next 42 years, the number of years that Carla was on this earth. The recipient is a member of the Tiger Pride Band who is going to college with the intent of bettering their own life as well as their community, has demonstrated a commitment to community service and is of sound moral character. It is the hope of the scholarship committee that the spirit of Carla’s life, her dedication to her family, her benevolence to those in need, her love of God and her support of the Glen Rose community will be served in her memory. J.R. Jones presented Jana Horn with this $1,000 scholarship.
The Glen Rose Athletic Booster Club presented 25 scholarships in the amount of $100 each to the following seniors: Kevin Brooks, Taylor Bryant, Jessie Calkins, Breanna Crawford, Jeremy Dooley, Jorge Espino, Chase Evatt, Katy Irvin, Jimmy Johnson, Mika Kelly, Collin Lane, Joseph McPherson, Chelsi McNally, Jarod Morgan, R.J. Nowak, Kelsie Parnell, Carly Payne, Luis Sandoval, Gina Sannoh, Sao Sannoh, Kaitlynn Spenrath, Denver Tipton, Tanner Tongate, Katelin Uehlein, and Kaitlin West. Amanda Box made this presentation.
The Harold Parnell Memorial Band Scholarship in the amount of $250 was presented to Joslyn Sandlin by Donna Vineyard.
The Honey and R.J. Bell Memorial Scholarship is given by two of their grandsons, Stephen and Brian Windham. Stephen presented Denver Tipton with a $150 scholarship. Honey and R.J. Bell enjoyed watching Brian play football and Stephen perform in the Tiger Pride band.
The Helen Webb Memorial Band Scholarship given by Ronnie Webb and Family was awarded to Joslyn Sandlin. Helen was an ardent supporter of Glen Rose High School and the Tiger Pride band. Courtney Andrews presented this $250 scholarship along with a bouquet of Helen’s favorite flowers.
The Local Chapter of the Association of the Texas Professional Educators awarded $200 scholarships to Anders Dahl, Jana Horn, Collin Lane, R.J. Nowak, Carly Payne and Bryan Thames. Susie Dahl made the presentation.
Susie will also presented the fifth-ranked Austin Jordan with a $250 scholarship.
The Charles Gibbs Memorial Scholarship, along with the Teachers Association of Somervell County and Dorothy Lewis, awarded Tasia Morrison with a $1,000 scholarship. Susan Bruce made this presentation.
The Weldon B. Hart Social Studies Scholarship, given in Coach Hart’s memory by his family and many friends, presented Will Tubbs with a $500 scholarship. Coach Hart always remembered the social studies student who questioned, sometimes debated, never accepted the routine history lesson, the one who wanted to know more. Making this presentation was Susan Bruce.
The Teachers Association of Somervell County awarded Joslyn Sandlin a $1,000 scholarship. Susan Bruce will be made the presentation.
Shattered Dreams is a GRISD/community/state program to help students make better choices and not drink and drive. The participants competed in an essay contest and Susan Bruce presented Jana Horn with a $750 scholarship. Scholarship monies are funded by donations from the community, business, organizations and individuals.
This year’s Office Service Scholarship was awarded to Tasia Morrison for her positive attitude and her willingness to help others. Presenting this award in the amount of $100 was Pat Windham.
The All-State Band Scholarship is given to students who make the Association of Texas Small School Bands or Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band. Glen Rose High School Tiger Pride Band Boosters awarded Joseph McPherson with a $1,500 scholarship. Making this presentation was Ray Portillo.
The Denise Lounsberry Band Booster Scholarship is given in honor of Denise’s unconditional love for the Tiger Pride Band, her hard work and dedication. The Band Boosters presented the second annual Denise Lounsberry Band Booster Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Matthew Wiseman. Ray Portillo made this presentation.
The Glen Rose High School Tiger Pride Band Boosters presented Joseph McPherson with a $500 scholarship. Making this presentation was Ray Portillo.
The Dr. Roger E. Marks Health Care Foundation presented a $1,000 scholarship to Chelsea Fenton, based upon her plans to pursue her career goals and further education in the field of health car and her active involvement in her school and community, as well as her academic achievements. The foundation was represented by Jesse Pruitt, who presented the scholarship to Chelsea.
Since his graduation from Glen Rose High School and Texas Tech University on an athletic scholarship, Mr. Pruitt has presented a scholarship each year to a deserving senior. In his 28th year of making this presentation, Mr. Pruitt is awarding two $3,000 scholarships to Kevin Brooks and Denver Tipton, two seniors who have excelled in athletics, academics and leadership. Kevin and Denver also received a plaque from Mr. Pruitt.
Jesse Pruitt also honors a teacher each yea who is chosen by the faculty and students at Glen Rose High School for his/her service above and beyond the call of duty for the students. This award is called the “Keeper of the Dream.” This year’s recipient, Lorrie McCravey, was presented with a check for $1,000. Mr. Pruitt also presented her with a plaque.
The Maurice English Honorary Scholarship is given to honor Mr. English for over 51 years of dedication to education. Sponsored by the Glen Rose Lions Club, it is funded by Hill College in the amount of $1,000. This year’s recipient is Sarah Point, who plans to attend Hill College in the fall. Angie Robertson made this presentation.
This year’s recipients of the David Payne Memorial Scholarship are Jorge Espino and Randi Schneider. Although David was only with us for a short time, he touched many lives in this community through his remarkable people skills, his generosity and his unwavering faith. Presenting Jorge with a $1,000 scholarship and Randi with a $500 scholarship was Tommy Corcoran.
A new scholarship, The Gussie G. Bays Family Scholarship Fund is being given in honor of Mr. Bays’ mother. Miss Gussie is 94 years young and battling Alzheimer’s disease. She embodies the spirit of supporting young students as they make their first tentative steps out into the proverbial “real world.” Tommy Corcoran presented Jessie Calkins with a $1,500 scholarship, Dreama Lumpkins with a $1,000 scholarship and Denver Tipton with a $2,500 scholarship.
The Cindy Layton Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Gina Sannoh by those who love and respected her. Cindy had been a nursing professional for many years and was highly respected by patients, families, and her peers. This scholarship is given to a student with plans to enter nursing and has a strong desire to help. Misty Thompson, Cindy’s daughter, presented Gina with a $200 scholarship.
Austin Brady, Kevin Brooks, Jessie Calkins, Lindsay Floyd, Emily Gosdin, Katy Irvin, Travis Huber, Mika Kelly, Andy Lounsberry, Mason Morris, Will Ory, Kelsie Parnell, Carly Payne and Hayden Trotter received the Wilson Loper Memorial Scholarship presented by the First United Methodist Church. Making this presentation was Rev. Billy Strayhorn.
The Cliff May and Family Scholarship was presented to a senior who has shown leadership, character and the drive to dream for tomorrow. Presenting this $1,000 scholarship to Dylan Stephens was Tommy Corcoran.
A new scholarship, First Financial Bank is awarding valedictorian Lindsay Floyd a $300 scholarship; salutatorian Maria Schmidt a $200 scholarship; third-ranked, Collin Lane a $150 scholarship; fourth-ranked Chelsea Fenton a $150 scholarship; and fifth-ranked Austin Jordan a $100 scholarship.
The Tiger Card Athletic Scholarship was awarded to Kevin Brooks and Jessie Calkins. Recipients for this award must have participated in athletics for three years and submitted an essay describing how athletics has impacted their lives. Money for this scholarship is provided from the sale of Tiger Cards, an annual fundraiser held by the Glen Rose Athletic Department. Presenting these $1,000 scholarships was Mr. Corcoran.
The following students were recognized by the University Interscholastic League for being in the top 10 percent of the 2011 graduating class and who have also participated in at least one UIL activity during their high school years. These recipients are: Edith Burks, Austin Brady, Chelsea Fenton, Lindsay Floyd, Shelbi Hess, Jana Horn, Austin Jordan, Collin Lane, Joseph McPherson, Carly Payne, Maria Schmidt and Matthew Wiseman.
Shane Tipton, representing the Somervell County Crime Stoppers, awarded this new scholarship in the amount of $250 each to the following seniors: Shelbi Hess, Chelsi McNally, Curran Morrison, Denver Tipton and Bryan Thames. These seniors have chosen a career of service, hoping to make a better tomorrow.
Staff Sgt. Chris Roundtree, representing the U.S. Marine Corps, made the following presentations:
Anders Dahl received $81,000 for college and has enlisted as Security Forces. Anders will leave for boot camp on June 6.
Austin Briley received $81,000 for college and has enlisted as Aviation Electronics Technician. Austin will leave for boot camp on June 6.
Daniel Gordon received $81,000 for college and has enlisted as Aviation. Daniel will leave Nov. 1.
Staff Sgt. Derek H. Guerin, representing the U.S. Air Force, made the following presentation:
Gavin Fitzpatrick will receive educational benefits totaling over $149,000. Gavin will enter active duty on Sept. 6 and his first duty station will be Lackland AFB in San Antonio.
The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services as of tonight is awarding $55,500.
An additional $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded the night of Project Graduation.