FOR Awards $5,000 in Scholarships
Posted on May 19th, 2012
FOR is pleased to announce the winners of their 2012 Scholarship Program. Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to five seniors living in the San Bernard Watershed. These scholarships will help pay for actual college tuition and book expenses.
Congratulations to these winners (listed alphabetically):
Jemma Bohlar is the daughter of Dakota and Donna Schroeder and lives on the San Bernard River. She graduated from Sweeny High School and ranks fifth in her class. She is active in several community events, Sweeny United, Sweeny Pride Day Queen, National Honor Society, OMNI Science Club, Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year, to name a few. Jemma plans to attend Texas A&M majoring in biology.
Jordan Hagan is ranked 10th in her Columbia High School graduating class. She has over 170 service hours at Feaver Family Practice and mentors students for TAKS. She is active in National Honor Society, has completed 20 college hours, works at a local restaurant and enjoys knee boarding on the San Bernard River. Jordan plans to finish her associate degree at Brazosport College then transfer to a university to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing.
Daniel Hunt is ranked 17th in his Columbia High School graduating class. He plans to attend Texas A&M in the fall and already has 39 college hours towards his Engineering degree. Daniel is a member of the National Honor Society, plays sports and is currently completing his Eagle Scout project and enjoys skiing on the San Bernard River.
Alyxandra Reed is in the top 10% of her graduating class at Brazoswood High School and lives in Sweeny. She is a member of National Honor Society, state level art competitions, and plays varsity tennis, which she hopes to continue at college. Alyx volunteers at the SPCA and helps special needs kids. She plans to attend Stephen F. Austin University in pursuit of a degree in animal science with an emphasis in genetic research.
Sarah Supak is Salutatorian of her El Campo High School graduating class with a 5.260 GPA. Not only has she excelled academically, but also has accumulated 792 volunteer hours while in High School. She is the president of the FFA, National Honor Society, VP of the Student Body, secretary of the Interact Club and is active in her community. Sarah plans to attend Texas A&M University majoring in Biomedical Sciences.
The FOR Scholarship Program is funded by the annual FOR River Regatta fundraiser, held this year on Sunday, October 21.