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THS scholarships top $236,000
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TRINITY -- With over 50 seniors scheduled to receive their high school diplomas on Friday, top students and special guests gathered last week for the awarding of more than $236,000 in scholarships. The annual Scholarship Night was hosted in the First United Methodist Church’s Activity Center for the awarding of 28 scholarships -- some of which went to more than one student -- and the presentation of a number of other honors to members of the Trinity High School Class of 2012. Vanessa Leija was the recipient of several awards, including a $20,000 scholarship from Texas A&M University. She also picked up the $500 Charlene Carr Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship, the $500 WTB&S Scholarship and one of the seven $1,000 Trinity Scholarship Fund awards. Class valedictorian Clarissa Bell also was presented with a scholarship covering one year’s tuition and fees at any state supported school – valued at $6,000 – as well as a $2,000 Joe Werner Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $1,000 from the Trinity Scholarship Fund, a $500 Trinity Lions Club Scholarship, a $1,000 Most Holy Trinity Ladies Guild Scholarship, a $1,000 Trinity Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship and a $1,000 Calvary Tabernacle Church Scholarship. Destinay Yeager also was presented with a U.S. Navy Scholarship which is valued at up to $180,000. Among the scholarships funded locally were seven $1,000 awards presented by the Trinity Scholarship Fund (TSF). A crawfish boil fundraiser held each May generates the money for the award. In addition to Leija and Bell, other winners of the TSF awards this year were Jacoby Mitchell, Kirby Brooks, Elizabeth Moro, Raven Landis and Chelsie Musgrove. Among the other awards presented during Scholarship Night were: • First National Bank/Sam Barnes Scholarship for $4,,000 to Jacoby Mitchell. • Trinity Fair Queen Scholarship for $700 to Cairus Larsen. • Lloyd and Moselle Bell (Trinity Ex-Students Association) Scholarship for $750 to Kelsey Huffman. • Trinity Ex-Students Association Scholarship for $1,000 to Chelsie Musgrove. • Callahan Scholarship (Trinity Ex-Students Association) for $1,000 to Jacoby Mitchell. • Edgar and Olive May Scholarship (Trinity Ex-Students Association) for $500 to Carli Dunaway. • Class of 1959 Scholarship (Trinity Ex-Students Association) for $500 to Raven Landis. • Class of ’80-81 Scholarship for $500 to Cairus Larsen. • Hazel Muncy Plymale Scholarship for $500 to Gabriella Garcia. • Patsy Bell Jolly Scholarship for $250 to Gabriella Garcia. • Lone Star Ex-Students Scholarship to Natasha Morning ($500) and Jacoby Mitchell ($1,000). • Roy Cross Sr. Memorial Scholarship for $250 to Jacoby Mitchell. • Knights of Columbus Scholarship for $1,500 to Chelsie Musgrove. • VFW Patriotic Art Scholarship for $500 to Chelsie Cook. • Angelina Scholarship for $1,000 to Brianna Parker. • Lions Club Scholarship, $500 each to Bell and Cairus Larsen. • Al Weideman Scholarship for $100 to Taylor Snapp. • Trinity Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships, $1,000 each to Bell and Wrangler Creed. • PTA Scholarship for $750 to Wrangler Creed.