Students Receive $70,650 In Scholarships
Twenty-seven of the 60 graduates for Lexington High School this year received a total of $70,650 in scholarships at last Tuesday’s 2013 Scholarship Academic Award Ceremony. In addition to financial scholarships handed out, the top ten students in each class were recognized, including this year’s Valedictorian Karley Wren, Salutatorian Mackenzie Brown, and 2nd in class, Johna Alford, who graduated early last December.
The top ten scholarship recipients during this year’s presentation included Brianna Brooks, who could parlay her $3,000 award from First Presbyterian Church in Giddings to $12,000, should she continue her education for the next four years. Karley Wren received $10,250 in scholarships; Tyler Meyer received $6,500; Destinee Gartman received $6,250; and Adrian Lovings received $5,550. Also included in the top ten recipients were Courtney Robertson with $4,400, Zachary Lay with $4,350, Gregory Willrich with $4,250, Logan Meuth with $3,600 and Shayna Jacobs with $3,000.
There were 39 presenters at this year’s event, handing out 91 scholarships that ranged from $250 to $6,000 each. Bluebonnet Electric’s Mark Johnson gave four $3,000 scholarships for a total of $12,000. Austin Chalk Chapter of API gave out one $6,000, presented by Jeanice Nance. The Lee County Go Texan Committee, represented by Kim Ruemke, gave out a total of $7,500 in scholarships. Rebecca French presented $3,750 in scholarships on behalf of Live, Love, Learn. Byron Wren presented several scholarships for the Lexington Lions Club, totaling $3,700. Judy Winters and DeAnn Keilberg gave one $3,000 scholarship, that could total $12,000, for First Presbyterian in Giddings. John Johnson, representing the Lexington Masonic Lodge, gave out several, totaling another $3,000. The Lexington ISD ATPE Scholarships were handed out by Rebecca French for $2,500. Scott and Kelly Mitchell also gave out $2,500 for the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse, and Mike Organ gave out $2,400 in scholarships on behalf of the Lee/ Bastrop County Farm Bureau.