Special to the Reporter

Graham Harrison Noell, a graduate of Glen Rose High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.

Noell received the Spalding Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, payable for the first year of higher education. The Spalding Sports award was awarded to 40 students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League Academic State Meet and who have compiled an outstanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement.

This year the TILF awarded 368 new scholarships and will renew approximately 233 multi-year awards for a total of 601 scholarships being distributed during the 2010-11 academic year, with value of approximately $1.1 million.

Recipients must attend any approved college or university in Texas.

Noell competed in cross examination debate at the 2010 UIL Academic State Meet. He also participated in UIL persuasive speaking and football, track and field and baseball throughout his high school career. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Noell plans to attend Southern Methodist University and major in business and political science.