SSHS grads earn more than $1.1 million in scholarships

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

May 16, 2007 - More than $1.18 million in scholarships and awards earned by Sulphur Springs High School students were announced during the school’s annual Honors/Awards Assembly held Tuesday night in Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

Quite a few students went home with more than one award — several quite sizable. Accounting for the biggest part of the $1,180,109 handed out were the Army College Fund, athletics scholarships and Baylor University scholarships.

Overall, $225,800 was awarded from the United States Army College Fund. David Keller was awarded $60,200, Tanner Higgins and Adrian Pruitt received $56,700 each, and Jeremy Booth got $52,200.

Receiving cuts of the $138,000 awarded by Baylor University were Landon McCaig, Lauren Longino, Katherine Watson and John Charles Ginn. McCaig earned a $40,000 president’s scholarship and an $8,000 Merit Scholarship from Baylor. Longino and Watson were each awarded a $32,000 President’s Scholarship, and Ginn a $26,000 Provost’s Scholarship from Baylor.

�In addition to the $48,000 from Baylor, SSHS salutatorian Landon McCaig was also offered a $66,840 Presidential Scholarship from Abilene Christian University, a $20,000 Texas Tech University Presidential Endowed Scholarship, a $4,000 Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, a $1,000 South Texas Retail Grocers Association Scholarship, a $2,000 GSC Enterprises Inc. award and a $250 Crime Stoppers Scholarship.

Katie Watson also received a $500 PEO Chapter AB Sisterhood Scholarship given in memory of Inez McCorkle, a $250 PACE Scholarship, a $1,000 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Scholarship, a $375 Balfour Scholarship and a $200 Thespian Scholarship.

Longino was also awarded a $250 Crime Stoppers Scholarship.

Students earning a cut of the $132,356 awarded Tuesday night in athletic scholarships were Jonathan Holt and Cole Lancaster, to play soccer for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas; Colt Hooten, to play football for Henderson State University in Arkansas; Gayle Grand-Lienard, to play soccer for Texas Woman’s University; Whitney McDaniel, to play golf for East Central University in Oklahoma; and Graham Northcutt, to run cross country and track for Texas A&M University.

�Cole Lancaster was also awarded a $14,000 academic scholarship from Ouachita Baptist University, a $500 Sulphur Springs Soccer Association award and a $250 Justin Gammill Memorial Scholarship; and Jonathan Holt a $13,850 academic scholarship for Ouachita Baptist University.

�Grand-Lienard was also awarded a $7,200 New Student Scholarship from Texas Woman's University, and a $500 Sulphur Springs Soccer Association award. McDaniel was also awarded a $1,000 Jan James Memorial Golf Scholarship, a $250 East Texas Ford and Gober Merrell Scholarship Award, a $500 Hopkins County Girls Softball Association award and a $2,000 GSC Enterprises Inc. award.

�In addition to the State College Valedictorian Scholarship which will pay his first year�s tuition at a state school, Robert �Robby� Jackson also was awarded a $31,000 Presidential Scholarship from Southern Nazarene University, a $200 Thespian Scholarship, a $1,000 Cooperative Teachers� Credit Union Tommy Tomlinson Scholarship, and a $1,000 Crime Stoppers Scholarship.

�Kendall Smith was awarded a $30,000 SMU School of Engineering J. Lindsay Embrey Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $30,000 SMU Distinguished Scholar Scholarship, a $250 Area Council Parent-Teacher Organization Scholarship, $250 PACE Scholarship, a $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship, a $500 Junior Waverly Club award, a $6,000 Southland Paper Mills Endowed Scholarship from Texas A&M University-College Station, a $1,000 Texas Society of Professional Engineers award, a $400 East Texas Destination Imagination Alumni Scholarship and the $1,000 Wipe Out Kids� Cancer-The Young Heroes Scholarship.

�Levi Moore was offered a $42,270 Pamona college Scholarship and a $48,000 Hendrix Academic Scholarship & Odyssey Distinction Award from Hendrix College, as well as a $1,000 Sulphur Springs High School Communications Scholarship and a $13,000 Austin College Dean�s Scholarship.

�Sarah Goldsmith received a $36,000 Presidential Scholarship from St. Mary�s University while Joshua Smith received a $24,318 Christian Leadership Scholarship from Dallas Baptist University. K.C. Smith was offered a $34,000 Academic Scholarship from Texas A&M University-College Station.

�Kelly Horton was offered $24,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship from Houston Baptist University, a $250 Teen Court Merit Club Winners Seniors Scholarship and a $12,000 University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Scholarship.

�Kayla Morgan took home a few awards, as well. Morgan went home with an $8,000 Alliance Bank Educational Scholarship, a $10,000 Presidential and a $4,000 Housing Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a $750 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Scholarship, a $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship and a $500 Hi-King Club Jessica Owens Memorial Scholarship.�

�Robby Moore got a $500 Hopkins County A&M Club Scholarship, a $250 Woodmen of the World History Student of the Year award, a $500 Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest award, a $250 Teen Court Merit Club Winners Senior Scholarship, a $1,500 Doulos Scholarship and a $250 Crime Stoppers Scholarship.

�Darla Dickson was given a $3,500 City National Bank Scholarship and a $500 Perry F. Bradley III Scholarship.

�A $2,000 Carriage House Manor Scholarship, a $1,500 Kiwanis Scholarship, a $3,500 Texas A&M-Keys to Aggieland Opportunity Scholarship, a $250 Peggy Reynolds/Dallas Morning News Scholarship and a $500 Hopkins County Girls Softball Association award were awarded to Sloane Martin.

�Cherish Bolton was awarded a $2,000 Carriage House Manor Scholarship, a $250 Justin Gammill Memorial Scholarship, a $200 Allarea Black Scholarship and a $5,000 Cross Roads Baptist Church Scholarship.

�Amy Fite went home with a $2,500 Texas A&M University-Commerce Upward Bound Scholarship and a $500 Sulphur Springs Aides & Secretaries Association (SASSIE) Scholarship, and Carley Stewart went home with a $1,300 Tyler Junior College Theatre and Speech Scholarship and a $200 Thespian Scholarship

�Other recipients of $500 SASSIE Scholarships were Taneisha Harrison, April Landers, Logan McQueen, Ethan Mitchell, Stephanie Perez, Tyler Rhoades and Chad Rocker. Perez was also awarded a $1,000 Hopkins County Memorial Hospital award and a $250 Area Council PTO Scholarship.

�Ashton Miles benefited from $5,000 from the Bryan Waters 54 Foundation and Cameron Stroud a $6,000 University of Louisiana Monroe Outstanding Scholars Scholarship.

�Jeremy Glover was awarded a $2,000 C.J. Davidson Scholarship, a $1,500 Mickie & Linda Eddins Family Scholarship through Howard Payne University and a $1,500 Doulos Scholarship.

�Students earning $1,000 scholarships included Dustin Gideon, Ocean Spray Hal Thorkilsen Scholarship; Mercades Brown and Brandon Sandlin, Sulphur Springs High School Communication Scholarships; Erica Dorsey, Taneisha Harrison, Logan McQueen, Ethan Mitchell and John Phillips, Sulphur Springs Coca-Cola Scholarships; Tyler Rhoades, Russell Mannon Wildcat Baseball Scholarship; Jacob Jenkins, Curtis Morris Fighting Heart Scholarship; and Ethan Mitchell, Rotary Club Scholarship.

�Brandon Sandlin was also awarded a $200 Cecil Tucker Memorial Scholarship; John Phillips, $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship and a $4,000 Blue and Gold Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce; and Krista Pace, $1,000 Rotary Club Scholarship; Mercades Brown a $1,000 Helen Ewing Ditto True Grit Award, a $300 Sulphur Springs Coalition for Equality in Education and a $500 Area I Region III Business Professionals of America Scholarship; Erica Dorsey a $250 Crime Stoppers award, a $1,000 Perry Bradley Jr. Scholarship and a $300 Sulphur Springs Coalition For Equality in Education; Dustin Gideon a $200 Dial Study Club Scholarship and a $9,400 University of Texas Arlington Freshman Honors Scholarship; and Jacob Jenkins a $500 Lions Club Scholarship.

�Caitlyn Scudder was awarded a $16,000 University of North Texas Board of Regents Scholarship, $16,000 Regents Scholarship and a $7,000 Music Talent Scholarship from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a $500 Band Booster Scholarship.�

�Robin Grafton was also awarded at $16,000 Regents� Scholarship from the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship and a $4,000 Housing Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Daphne Kolb went home with a $6,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship and a $4,000 Housing Scholarship from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

�Jessica Henry went home with a $5,600 Henderson State University Scholarship.

�Melissa Cutrell and Hope Grimes were each awarded a $1,250 University of Texas at Austin Ex-Students� Association scholarship. Grimes also earned a $1,000 Wal-Mart Scholarship and a $2,000 Carriage House Manor Scholarship

�Paris Junior College First Generation College Student Program $1,500 awards went to Sam Barcenas, Belinda Herrera and Cameron Horton, and Daymon Nash and Lauren Young received a $1,000 Kilgore College Cheerleading Scholarship.

�Other students awarded Teen Court Merit Club Winners Seniors Scholarships were Ethan Mitchell, $1,000; Rachel Ming and Kylie Littlefield, $500; Hattie Hettich, $250; Donald Tiegiser, Whitney Mitchell, Melissa Cutrell and Brandon Sandlin, $50. Seniors Kattie Hettich and Ethan Mitchell were also given $75 Teen Court Merit Club Winners awards, as were juniors Kendall Scudder and Chesley Tiegiser, sophomores Brandon Fain and Whitney Hu, and freshmen Laura Pier and Mallorie Taylor. Hettich and Mitchell also went home with a $500 award from Sulphur Springs Adult Leadership class.

� Whitnie Mitchell earned a $500 Hopkins County Girls Softball Association award and a $250 Justin Gammill Memorial Scholarship, and Jayna Tenberge a $500 Sterling & Eva Beckham Scholarship.

� Other scholarships and awards included Tommy Kimmel, $375 Balfour Scholarship; Dichele Wiser, $500 Hi-King Klub Jessica Owens Memorial Scholarship; Tashena Skaggs, $500 Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship; Baleigh Butler, $500 Golden �K� Kiwanis sophomore of the year award; Price Orwosky, $250 Crime Stoppers Scholarship; Tyhler Reppond, $200 Thespian Scholarship; Brant Small, $300 Sulphur Springs Ladies Tennis Association Lamar Moss Scholarship; Mandy Teer, $100 Future Teacher�s Scholarship; Dustin Barrett, $500 The Faulk Company Scholarship; Bradley Washington, $500 Sulphur Springs Coalition for Equality in Education award; and Jackie Hollingsworth $50 and Hesston Taylor $25 Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest.

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