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Sulphur Bluff seniors grab more than $140K in scholarships, financial aid

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Sulphur Bluff High School seniors received more than $140,000 in scholarships and educational benefits during their annual awards assembly at the school Friday.

The largest single award went to Virginia Rodriguez Key. Sgt. William Pyles presented Key with a $128,000 Texas Army National Guard educational award. Pyles noted that Keys will apply the Guard’s motto to “never quit, never accept defeat” while completing her training, then will be able to utilize the funding to get her college education and return to the workforce using that knowledge.

On hand for the presentation was Key’s husband, E-3 Micheal Key. In addition to the National Guard education award, Key was also the recipient of Masonic Lodge 246’s Mirabeau B. Lamar award, given in honor of the “father of Texas education” to recognize students who display outstanding achievement.

Clay Mitchell was the recipient of a $2,500 City National Bank Memorial Scholarship in honor of Lee Teetes and a $2,500 Finnis and Onree Attlesey and Garland and Sweet Gamblin Scholarship.

Monica Moore received a $1,000 Hopkins County D.A.R.E. Scholarship and a $1,900-per semester scholarship from Mary Hardin Baylor. Moore was also recognized for her participation in Beta Club and as a distinguished graduate. She received awards for highest grades in floral design, dual credit English and college economics classes.

Valedictorian Heather Anderson was awarded a $2,000 Marcus Drake fellowship from International Order of Odd Fellows. She was recognized for her participation in Beta Club. She also indicated earlier in the day she is to receive another award from IOOF for more than $200.

Sulphur Bluff Parent Teacher Organization presented $500 scholarships to Cade Argenbright and Dillon Harred. Argenbright was recognized as the third ranking student in the 2013 senior class, as a distinguished graduate and given a red cord to wear at graduation denoting him as a participant in Carter BloodCare’s Red Cord Honors Program. Harred was also the recipient of a $200 Frankie and Glenna Jo
Price Memorial Scholarship from Professional Land Title Company and an award in honor of Bruce Fielden, retired longtime Sulphur Bluff educator. Harred too was recognized as a Beta Club member and for having the highest grade in English IV.

Quincie Duncan received a $900 scholarship from Northeast Texas Livestock Association.

Collin Williams and Dylan Di Doato were also recognized as distinguished graduates.

Salutatorian Kaitlyn Hancock was recognized for her participation in Beta Club and Carter BloodCare Red Cord Honors Program. She also received awards for having the highest grades in anatomy and physiology, dual credit English and college economics.

Other seniors recognized with other class, academic and achievement awards included Blake Brown, Katelyn Brown, Dustin Foster, Kyle Green, Britton Halbert, Clay Townsend, Cole Townsend and Clint Wolf.

The class was honored at a baccalaureate service, Sunday, June 2. Commencement exercises for Sulphur Bluff High School graduating class will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the gym.




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