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Miller Grove graduates given $132K in scholarships

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Seniors at Miller Grove High School were awarded at least $132,275 in scholarships, not counting military awards, during last week’s commencement exercises at the school.



Valedictorian Katelyn McCreight was awarded $57,500 in scholarships. She received the $55,000 Honors Program Scholarship from Texas A & M Commerce, as well as a $500 Miller Grove Alumni Scholarship, a $250 Miller Grove PTO Scholarship, a $1,000 Cumby Telephone Scholarship and a $750 Junior Waverly award. McCreight was also recognized for making the all A Honor Roll for the year.


However, salutatorian Kelsey Steele was the one to really rake in the awards; she was offered at total of $74,525 in scholarships plus awards, announced at graduation. Steele received offers from $28,800 Presidential Honors Program award  from Texas Woman’s University;  the $7,200 Presidential Honors Program award, plus $2,000 for room and board, to attend Tyler Junior College; a $12,000 Regent’s Scholarship, and $3,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend the Honors Program at Stephen F. Austin State University; a $6,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship and a $1,000 Graham Johnson Business Scholarship from Texas A&M—Commerce; a $250 Elizabeth Perkins Scholarship, $775 Louis B. Williams Scholarship and a $500 J.A. Love Scholarship from Paris Junior College; a $2,500 Finis and Onree Attlesey and Garland and Sweet Gamblin Scholarship; a $750 Miller Grove School Scholarship; $500 Miller Grove Alumni award; $250 Miller Grove PTO scholarship; a $1,000 Cumby Telephone Scholarship and an $8,000 Alliance Bank Scholarship. Steele was also recognized for making the all A Honor Roll  all year and received a Mirabeau B. Lamar award from Hopkins Masonic Lodge.


Miller Grove 2013 senior Toreigh Petrea was also awarded a $250 scholarship from Professional Land & Title Company during the class’ graduation ceremony.

Two students were also noted for signing with a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Titus Lehman was recognized for joining the Air Force; he has already left to begin training. Lehman also was noted for making the AB Honor Roll all year.

Quinten Stovall was recognized for signing with the United States Marine Corps. He will leave later this summer for boot camp to begin his training.

Other seniors recognized at the end of the year for making the AB Honor Roll all year included Zach Shepherd, Forrest Hinton and Alzbeta Kudelkova.

— Compiled from information provided by Kim Irby, secondary principal,  and Brandon Darrow, school operations, MGISD




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