Two outstanding high school students were awarded $1,005 scholarships in the Future Apaches scholarship event held Saturday, April 1, at TJC’s main campus.
The “Apache of the Week” scholarship, sponsored by TJC, was awarded to Grayson White of Big Sandy High School, while the “Cheerleader of the Week” scholarship, sponsored by Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, was awarded to Camden Brown of Lindale High School.
TJC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Juan E. Mejia welcomed the crowd prior to selecting the scholarship recipients. Visitors were treated to giveaways as well as tours of the campus and residence halls.
“Congratulations to the two overall scholarship recipients as well as all the weekly winners,” said Dr. Mejia. “The 25 students selected as “Apache of the Week” and “Cheerleader of the Week” are all very deserving, and we look forward to seeing many of them enroll in TJC this fall.”
Students, parents, high school leaders and others joined officials from TJC, Texas Spine & Joint Hospital and Alpha Media Group Saturday as the names of weekly winners were entered into a drawing for an overall winner in each scholarship category.
During the 2016 football season, 25 students were nominated by leaders at their respective high schools for demonstrated excellence and tenacity. Harlen the Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob from the Friday Night Scoreboard radio show (KYKX 105.7 & 104.1) crashed high school pep rallies around the East Texas area announcing the names of the 25 students as weekly winners of the “Apache of the Week” or “Cheerleader of the Week.”
“Pigskin Bob and I are so proud to award these students throughout the Friday night high school football arena these scholarships,” said Harlen The Sports Guy, Sports Director, Alpha Media East Texas. “From Band students, to cheerleaders, drill teamers, student athletes, and future Tyler Junior College Apaches, our show and our great sponsors help make this possible. Today marks the 84th, 85th, and 86th $1,005 college scholarship we have awarded since 2005,” he added.
Future Apache of the Week winners: (Sponsored by Tyler Junior College)
Jadyn Holt – Lindale HS
Mikayla Lunsford – Harleton HS
Elsa Li – Brook Hill Academy
Tristan Boyce – Union Grove HS
Naomi D’Arbell – Longview HS
Breona Simpson – Carthage HS
Brooklyne Bond – Hughes Springs HS
Thomas Hadley – Arp HS
Mohamed Shehadeh – Hallsville HS
Grayson White – Big Sandy HS
Spencer Liles – Tatum HS
Gavin Flanagan – Overton HS
Cheerleader of the Week winners: (Sponsored by Texas Spine & Joint Hospital)
Camden Brown – Lindale HS
Mady Slone – Harleton HS
Courtney Harris – Spring Hill HS
Raegan Hayes – Brook Hill Academy
Dacie Dyess – Union Grove HS
Miayah Miller – Longview HS
Savannah Pride – Carthage HS
Kali Calcote – Hughes Springs HS
India Holland – Arp HS
Megan Fletcher – Hallsville HS
Annah Pichette – Big Sandy HS
Ryan Gibson – Tatum HS
Hannah Osburn – Overton HS