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FOR Awards $1,000 Scholarships
Posted on May 18th, 2017
Tom Ronayne, FOR Director stands at the podium and congratulates the four Sweeny High School scholarship winners at their May 17th award's ceremony. The bios below start left with Everett Alford, Abbi Marie Roome, Jessica Virgel and Ashlynn Turbett.
Everett Alford. a Sweeny High School graduate, plans to attend Texas A&M University (Blinn Team) in the fall, planning a career in Biomed and Vet Sciences, Land and Water Steward & Livestock Management. Everett ranked 16th in his class of 143 with a GPA over 4.0. His long-term goals are to own his own and operate his own vet clinic and be involved with the Ag Extension office. His background in FFA, 4H & Rotary will continue to guide him throughout his path in life.
Abbi Marie Roome is a Sweeny High School graduate, ranking 18th of 143 classmates. She plans to attend Texas A&M Corpus Christi to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. Abbi is a well-rounded individual with a wide range of interests, which are centered to service to her community and church. Abbi is a leader, self-motivated and respected by her peers and teachers. After graduation, Abbi plans to seek employment in the Brazoria County area, bringing new ideas for enhancing the environmental movement on the San Bernard River.
Jessica Virgel, a Sweeny High School graduate, ranked 6th in a class of 143, plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall. Her field of study is Nursing – Human Development and Family Studies. Her long-term goal is to receive her master’s degree in nursing and complete the requirement for nurse practitioner specializing in trauma (ER), Medical-Surgical or Labor & Delivery. Jessica plans to work on the vast problem of medical waste in our environment. Jessica has vast volunteering and mentoring avenues, which will serve her throughout her life’s journey.
Ashlynn Turbett, a Sweeny High School graduate, ranked 1st in her class of 143, plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering (EE). Ashlynn’s long range plans are to work for NASA and continue her Electrical Engineering education towards her Ph.D. Ashlynn’s love for music will always be a part of her life and she plans to include it in her future hobbies. She plans to work toward reducing carbon emissions to benefit the sea ecosystems by reducing the acidity in the oceans.