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SSHS seniors awarded $2.6 millionThursday to further their education

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Offers totaling more than $2,594,817 in scholarships and other educational awards were awarded to Sulphur Springs High School seniors during Thursday night’s annual Honors/Awards Program.

As is often the case, the largest single awards were presented to students enlisting in branches of the Armed Forces. The United States Army bestowed Heath Singleton with $142,022 in educational benefits for enlisting. Rye Kelly, Matthew Dicus, Khalia Owens and Ty Rich were also noted to receive an Acceptance Award for the Air Force Community College, awarded to all who sign-up for the Air Force; they will receive annual grants and alotments per class, which when coupled with the Army GI Bill should enable them to pay for their college eduation. The total amount can be upwards of $150,000 each, an Air Force recruiter said. If factored into the overall total awarded Thursday, that would push the awards amount to more than $3 million given to SSHS seniors.

Several students received numerous offers, amassing large sums overall, while some institutions granted large sums which were divided among several students.

Athletics scholarships, awarded to 18 students, totaled $199,466. Northeast Texas Community College offered soccer scholarships to Brenda Aguilar, Tony Bravo, Jose Garcia, Irais Gonzalez, Katelynn Huff, Sammie Nguyen, Erick Robles and Harlee Schulz; and softball scholarships to Hailey Dixon and Meagan McCullough. Emalee McMillan was offered a soccer scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Grayson College offered baseball scholarships to Jenner Jackson and Jordan Jackson, while Cole Hill was offered a baseball scholarship from Galveston College. The University of Texas-Tyler offered Zach Blackmon a golf scholarship. Football scholarships were offered to Heath Howard to play at Southeast Oklahoma University, Tyler “Buddy” Ivery to play at Shasta Community College and Antun Walton to play at Cisco College.

Victoria Chapman received $70,000 in awards from Houston Baptist University, including a $52,000 President’s Scholarship and an $18,000 Achievement Award. She also was offered a $1,000 Academic Merit Scholarship from Midwestern State University, a $2,000 Jacky Cupit Scholarship by The Links at Lands End, a $1,000 Jan James Memorial Golf Scholarship, a $1,000 Perry F. Bradley Jr. Scholarship, a $500 Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Scholarship, a $36,000 Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, a $20,000 Honors Scholarship from Mary Hardin-Baylor and a $14,400 Mulerider Distinguished Award from Southern Arkansas University.

Tucker Johnson also received a Mulerider Distinguished Award from Southern Arkansas University, only Johnson’s was for $9,600. Johnson also received a $1,000 Achievement Scholarship from the University of Texas at Tyler, a $1,000 Blue and Gold Scholarship from Texas A&M-Commerce, a $20,000 Academic Scholarship from Baylor University and a $3,000 Excellence Scholarship Award from the University of North Texas.

Louisiana State University awarded Carrolin Rodgers a $40,000 Academic Scholars Nonresident Award.

Dalton Rutherford was awarded an $8,000 Alliance Bank Educational Scholarship, a $2,000 GSC Enterprises Inc. Scholarship, a $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship, the 2013 Wranglers Supplier Member Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 from Texas Food and Fuel Association and a $1,000 Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship. He was offered a $24,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship from the University of Texas at Dallas, a $59,700 President’s Distinguished Tier 1 Award from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a $72,000 Trustee Scholarship from St. Mary’s University, a $32,000 Excellence Scholarship Award from the University of North Texas, a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship from Texas Tech University, a $1,000 Opportunity Award from Texas A&M University and a $54,000 President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University.

The University of Texas at Dallas offered Shawn Tucker a $69,928 Academic Honors Scholarship. Tucker also received a $2,500 Presidential Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jarred Cowley received a $1,000 Sulphur Springs Adult Leadership Alumni Association Scholarship, a $500 Balfour Scholarship, a $250 Frankie and Glenna Jo Price Memorial Scholarship from Professional Land Title Company, a 2013 Area I Region III BPA Scholarship in the amount of $500, a $2,800 Elliott T. Bowers Scholarship from the Honors College at Sam Houston State University, a $500 East Texas Region of Destination Imagination Larry Austin Educational Scholarship and a $500 Hopkins County Bar Association Scholarship. Mississippi State University also offered Cowley $60,456: a $3,200 Band Award, a $6,000 Eagle Scout Scholarship, a $1,000 East Texas Alumni Chapter Scholarship, a $12,000 Entering Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship and a $38,256 Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship.

Ouachita University offered Hanna Schulz a $26,000 scholarship. Schulz also received a $1,000 Lions Club Scholarship.

Recipients of $2,500 Finis and Onree Attlesey and Garland and Sweet Gamblin Scholarship Fund Scholarships were Sarah Halter and Abby Tipps.

Tipps, along with Lucas Sapaugh and Grace Anderson, received $500 Band Boosters Scholarships. Tipps was also awarded a $4,000 J.A. Love Presidential Scholarship and a $2,000 Presidential Scholar award from Paris Junior College, and a $39,000 Academic Honors and Christian Leadership Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University. Anderson also was awarded a $57,637 Academic Honors, Christian Leadership and Music Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University.

Sarah Halter also was awarded a $1,000 Lions Club Scholarship, a $5,000 State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Scholarship and a $600 Sterling and Eva Beckham Scholarship. Halter and Colten Froneberger each received a $1,000 RAM/National FFA Collegiate Scholarship.

Froneberger also benefits from a $500 Sulphur Springs Aides & Secretaries in Education Association (SSASSIE) Scholarship, a $1,200 Northeast Texas Livestock Association Scholarship, a $2,000 State FFA Science Fair Scholarship, a $2,000 State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Two One Year Award, a $1,000 State FFA Proficiency award, a $1,000 State FFA Star in Agribusiness award, a $2,000 State Fair Science Fair Scholarship, a $300 Sulphur Springs Young Farmers Scholarship, a $500 Vocational Agriculture Teachers Scholarship and a $12,000 San Antonio Ag Mechanics award.

Emily Martin was presented with a $500 Lamar Moss Scholarship from the Ladies Double S Tennis Association and a $1,000 Blue and Gold Scholarship from Texas A&M-Commerce.

East Texas Baptist University awarded a $34,000 Honor Scholarship to Emily Martin and a $40,000 Presidential Scholarship to Mallory Martin. Mallory Martin also received an AP Scholar Award from College Board’s Advanced Placement Program.

Bailee Coleman received a $56,000 Southwestern University Pirate Award.

Rachel Mattison received a $700 Voice of Democracy Scholarship from Hopkins County VFW, earned National Merit Program Recognition, was awarded a $1,000 Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship, a $250 Frankie and Glenna Jo Price Memorial Scholarship from Professional Land Title Company, a $1,000 Hopkins County Texas Exes Scholarship, a $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship, a $500 East Texas Region of Destination Imagination Earle Williams Educational Scholarship, a $200 Captain David Philips Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution award and a $60,000 President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University.

Justin Mathews too received a $1,000 Hopkins County Texas Exes Scholarship. He also received a $1,500 University of Texas at Austin award. 

Mathews, Katia Fralin and Jaci Patterson also were awarded $2,000 GSC Enterprises Inc. Scholarships. Patterson also went home with a $500 Lake Country Antique Tractor Association Scholarship and an $8,000 Texas Woman’s University Excellence Academic Scholarship.

Katia Fralin and Taleyah Thomas were awarded $1,000 Sulphur Springs Coca-Cola Scholarships. Thomas also received the $2,000 Jeld-Wen Scholarship.

Thomas and Jesse Trujillo went home with a $500 Sulphur Springs Communications Scholarship.

Sarah Aulsbrook, Ashley Clegg and valedictorian Will Horton were awarded $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarships.

Aulsbrook also received a $1,000 Lions Club Scholarship.

Clegg also benefits from a $500 Lamar Award Scholarship from Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge No. 221, a $56,000 President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University, a $60,000 President’s Scholarship from Mary Hardin-Baylor and a $35,128 Academic Excellence and Christian Leadership Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University.

Horton was also offered the State College Valedictorian Scholarship, which pays his first year’s tuition at any state school in Texas he chooses to attend within the next year, as well as a $750 Teen Court Scholarship, a $1,600 Love Valedictorian Scholarship and a $1,500 Valedictorian Tuition Scholarship from Paris Junior College, and a $2,500 Presidential Scholarship and a $66,000 Honors College Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Evan Meek and Emalee McMillan also were awarded $66,000 Honors College Scholarships from Texas A&M-Commerce. Meek also was awarded a $2,500 Presidential Scholarship and McMillan a $1,000 Blue & Gold Scholarship, both from TAMU-C.

Texas A&M University-Commerce also awarded a $2,500 Presidential Scholarship and a $22,000 Regents Scholarship to Macie McIllwain; a $1,500 Academic Scholarship and a $22,000 Regents Scholarship to Jacob Rost; $1,500 Academic Scholarships to Matthew Brice, Brad Macek and Mallory Martinez; and $1,000 Blue and Gold Scholarships to Tyler Chancellor, Rowdy Sachs and Harlee Schulz.

Rowdy Sachs was also offered a $500 Daon and Pat Wall Scholarship from Paris Junior College and awarded an $8,000 Houston Livestock Show Scholarship. Sachs, Talon Bell, Robert Cabo Sanvig and Luke Smith also received $3,000 San Antonio Rodeo Scholarships. 

Talon Bell also went home with a $1,000 State Fair Science Fair Scholarship

PJC also awarded Trevor McClure a $1,130 Thomas Moore Scholarship.

Also a recipient of a Teen Court Scholarship, in the amount of $500, was Destiny Fountain, who went home with a $250 Allarea Black Scholarship as well.

City National Bank awarded Aundrea Clark and Johnathon Crook with $2,500 CNB Memorial Scholarships. Crook was also awarded a $6,000 four-year Arnold Freshman Scholarship from Texas A&M-Texarkana and a $500 Sulphur Springs Education Foundation Scholarship. Clark also received a $1,000 Farmers Electric 2013 Scholarship.

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Pageant Scholarship recipients included Molly Millsap, $1,000; Morgan Vaughn, $750; Emily Reynolds, $500; and Molly Ginn, $250. Ginn was also awarded a $500 Stephanie Longino Davidson Talent Scholarship and a $34,000 Provost’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University. Reynolds was also awarded a $20,000 Deans’ Gold Scholarship from Baylor University. Millsap too received a $500 SSASSIE Scholarship and a $1,500 Kiwanis Scholarship.

Wesley Harrison also was awarded a $500 SSASSIE Scholarship, a $500 The Faulk Company Scholarship, a $17,640 Christian Leadership Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University and a $500 Perry F. Bradley III Scholarship.

The Messengers Class of First United Methodist Church awarded Brandon Bryant and Rebecca Palacios $750 scholarships. Bryant also received a $1,000 Blue and Gold Scholarship from Texas A&M-Commerce. Palacios was also awarded a $250 Financial Women in Texas Scholarship from the East Texas Group, a $500 Sulphur Springs High School Communication Scholarship and a $4,410 Christian Leadership Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University.

Toni Cody received a $500 Retired Teachers Scholarship, a $1,000 Mother’s Culture Club Scholarship, a $200 Dial Study Club Scholarship and a $36,000 Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University.

Salutatorian Emily Brackhahn received the $500 Hopkins County A&M Club Scholarship, a $1,000 J.A. Love Presidential Scholarship from Paris Junior College, a $2,500 Cooperative Teachers Credit Union Annual Academic Scholarship and an $8,000 Foundation Excellence Award Scholarship from Texas A&M University.

Takisia Bell was awarded a $500 Junior Waverly Club Scholarship, a $6,000 University of Texas award, and a $20,000 Excellence Scholarship Award and a $39,000 Emerald Eagle award from the University of North Texas.

The $500 Tyhler Reppond Theatre Scholarship went to Lexi McCaig, as did $1,000 Helen DeVitt Jones and $14,000 Presidential Scholarships from Texas Tech University, and a 2013 Texas Food and Fuel Association Scholarship in the amount of $4,000.

Chase Koon was awarded a $1,000 Dean Foods Scholarship through National FFA, a $200 Dial Study Club Scholarship, the $300 Cecil Tucker Memorial FFA Scholarship and a $500 Sulphur Springs Education Foundation Scholarship.

Texas Tech also awarded a $2,000 TTU Recruitment Scholarship to Emily Petty.

Casey Miles went home with the $1,000 Helen Ewing Ditto True Grit Scholarship, while Alonso Gallegos received the $1,000 Clayton and Graves Scholarship.

Vivian Beasley was awarded the $250 Peggy Reynolds/Dallas Morning News Scholarship.

Recipients of $200 Dial Study Club Scholarships were Kaylee Anderson and Taylor Bolton. 

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