$1.296 Million Awarded to Go Texan Scholars
Seventy-Two area Go Texan Scholars were awarded $1.296 million, with more than $7 million awarded to nearly 400 students just last week. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ continued a year of record-setting giving as seventy-two $18,000 scholarships were presented at its Area Go Texan scholarship banquet.Students and parents traveled hundreds of miles from the 62 counties surrounding the Houston metropolitan area, and filled Reliant Center with excitement. These scholarships totaled $1,296,000, the most amount of money ever awarded at an Area Go Texan scholarship banquet.
Each of the 62 participating Area Go Texan counties, which include Lee, Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Williamson, Washington and Robertson, to name a few, award a scholarship for one of the county’s graduating high school seniors. An additional 10 awards are given at large to eligible students within these 62 counties.
This year, two of our own Lee County graduates were awarded the $18,000 scholarships. The student that was selected as the 2013 HLSR Area Go Texan Lee County recipient was Richard “Alex” Martinez and the student that was selected as the 2013 HLSR Area Go Texan District 7 recipient, which means he scored the highest in all 6 counties within our district,was Ryan Yantz.