FOR 2021 Scholarship Winners
Posted on May 15th, 2021
Six 2021 high school graduates were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard. Twenty-two applications were received this year from the high schools in our watershed. The academic, extracurricular, volunteer and environmental stewardship credentials presented by the students were truly outstanding and made for a very competitive selection process.
FOR Scholarship Committee members are Tom Ronayne, Barbara Fratila, Marie Breakiron, Wayne Head, Fred Kanter and David Roquemore.
“Congratulations to these six outstanding young men and women. Thank you to all of the school counselors and staff who help promote the FOR scholarship program, and we wish the best of luck to all of the 2021 graduates.” –Jack Muskopf, Scholarship Chairman
Adie Alford is a graduate of Sweeny High School and will be attending Texas A&M University to study animal science. She plans to continue onto graduate school and earn a doctorate in animal nutrition and work to develop feeds for the cattle industry. Adie’s ultimate goal is to form her own company that will design and produce cattle feed products for cattle producers.
Aedan Meagher is a graduate of Sweeny High School and will be attending Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. While attending Texas A&M Aedan will be participating in the Hullabaloo band and a competitive engineering team. After college Aedan desires a job that will challenge him and offers the opportunity to make a difference.
Cameron Eschenburg is a graduate of Sealy High School and will be attending Texas A&M in College Station. Cameron plans to earn a degree in Civil Engineering and upon graduation begin a career as a forest engineer.
Hannah Hahn is a graduate of Needville High School and this fall will be entering the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas in Austin. With her business degree, Hannah hopes to promote the use of sustainable and affordable products in order to better protect the environment.
Karlie Marek is a graduate of Brazos High School and will be attending Texas A&M University in College Station. Karlie plans to earn a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries. After college, she hopes to work in the conservation field and eventually become a wildlife biologist. Karlie loves nature and she hopes to one day do her part in conserving it.
Rhys Reichardt is a graduate of Sealy High School and plans on attending Blinn College in Brenham and then transferring to Texas A&M to continue complete degrees in Agribusiness and Wildlife and Fisheries Science. After college, Rhys plans to work in the fisheries industry and gain experience and contacts before starting his own fish hatchery, preferably in Austin County.