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Highlands Rotary awards 19 scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS pose for a group picture after the banquet, speeches, and awards. Pictured with the scholars are Rotarians Jerry Fallin (President Elect) and Dr. Larry White (Scholarship Chairman). Not pictured, Andy Scott, club president.

Highlands Rotary Club held their annual Scholarship Banquet last Monday night, and awarded 19 scholarships totaling $32,500.

In spite of heavy rains and very inclement weather, the venue of the Baytown Boat Club on Highlands Clear Lake Road was full to capacity, with scholarship recipients, family and friends, and Rotarians and their families.

The scholarships are a result of the funds raised primarily at the club’s Annual Chili Feast in February. At this event, a new vehicle is raffled off to a $100 ticket holder, along with 13 other prizes, and the net proceeds are used for the scholarships and other community projects.

Crosby Young Farmers host scholarship raffle

This John Deere XUV590M two seater Gator is first prize.

CROSBY – A raffle to raise money for scholarships for area youth is being hosted by Crosby Texas Young Farmers.

Only 400 tickets are to be sold at $100 each with 7 first rate prizes to be drawn November 21 at the Crosby Fair and Rodeo Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m. The prizes are a John Deere 2 seat Gator, a gas PK Grille, a custom picnic table, a 7.2 CU freezer filled with a processed swine from Jackson’s Processing, a $500 gift card to Cabella’s Sporting Goods, an Amazon $500 Gift Card, and a $500 gift card to Bass Pro Shop.

To get in on the fun one can call (832)-472-2780 or (281) 793-4346, message Crosby Young Farmers on Facebook, email crosbyyoungfarmer1@gail.com or pay Venmo @CrosbyYoungFarmer.

Jamail Tourney brings golf scholarships

Jaxson Daniele, Bryan Daniele, Jerrid Payton and Chelsea Kinard were the winning team with a score of 50 having eagled all par fives. More on Page 5.

CROSBY – The twenty-second annual Jared Jamail Tournament is in the history books, and the tradition continues to make scholarships for Crosby ISD students from golfers’ generosity.

The original tournament began in 1999 and up until now over $330,000 has been awarded to 132 Crosby High School seniors. Now the Jared Jamail Tournament awards that were 4 scholarships each year at $1,500 each has reached to award 4 scholarships at $5,000 each.

Rotary awards 20 scholarships

Scholarship recipients Dayton Berezoski, Joshua Protain, Morgan Forsyth, Carol Nunez, and Shaily Yadav. All are presently in college.

Total of $34,000 distributed by club

HIGHLANDS – One of the major projects that the Highlands Rotary club holds every year is the awarding of scholarships to graduating seniors and in-college students.

Usually the awards are made at a festive banquet held at the Community Center. However, this year was different, due to the COVID virus pandemic. The ceremony was delayed six weeks, and then it was held in small groups at the club’s regular luncheon.

Scholarship chairman Dr. Larry White acted as emcee in each of four presentations. The students reported on their accomplishments, and plans for the future.

Highlands Horizons awards 20 scholarships

Scholarship winners, and Miss Highlands: 2018 Kaitlyn Rolin; 2019 Haley Maxey; and 2016 Anna Keyes.

HIGHLANDS – This year the Highlands Horizons club was able to award 20 scholarships to graduating seniors, the most they have ever given out.

In addition, 3 of those scholarships were awarded to former and current Miss Highlands.

Each year the Horizons hold an awards reception, but due to the pandemic they were not able to do this event. So instead, the organization placed a congratulatory ad in the Star-Courier, “Wishing All of Them Success in their Future Plans!”

Recipients of the scholarship awards included:

Rotary awards $32,000 in scholarships

Scholarship Recipients proudly pose after Monday night’s Scholarship Banquet. Also pictured is the keynote speaker, Justice of the Peace Lucia Bates. 17 of the18 recipients were present at the ceremonies at the San Jacinto Community Center, with the others either away at college, or receiving other awards the same night. The total amount of the scholarships awarded was $32,000. Students were from local high schools, with six already at college.

HIGHLANDS – Monday night was the Rotary Club Annual Scholarship Banquet, held at the San Jacinto Community Center.

Receiving scholarships were 18 students, who attended along with their families. The scholarships totaled $32,000 and these funds were a result of the Chili Feast held each February. Scholarships were in the amount of $1500 except for four special awards named for individuals as memorials. These were $2500 apiece.

The keynote speaker was Justice of the Peace Lucia Bates, of Precinct 3 in Baytown. Judge Bates spoke of her early life, having been born on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean (hence her name), and coming to this country at an early age.

Bates was educated at the University of Houston Clear Lake, and the University of Phoenix. Her major was communication and marketing, and she worked for GTE, several newspapers, and then her own marketing firm, LB Marketing Solutions.

She has a passion to give back to the community, which led her to seek a position as judge. She has held a number of public service positions, including Rotary director, chair of the North Channel Chamber, president of her HOA, and former board member of the YMCA, Pilot Club, Top Ladies of Distinction, and an advisory panel to LyondellEquistar. She said she is busy improving her court, making it a more people friendly, inviting atmosphere.

HIGHLANDS HORIZONS AWARDS 10 SCHOLARSHIPS

Highlands Horizons held their Scholarship Reception at the San Jacinto Community Center last Monday, May 13.

These Goose Creek Memorial Students received scholarships:

L to R, BACK ROW: Zhabian Gonzalez (Debbie Dickinson Award), Joshua Protain (Jennie Robbins Award), Benjamin Zamarripa, Omar Gonzalez, Emilio Nava, Luke Mitchell.

FRONT ROW: Skylar West, Jacquelyn Herrera, Morgan Birdsong, Mi’Unique Harris.

Congratulations to all.

Jamails recognized for giving for two decades

Crosby ISD recognized the Jared Jamail Scholarship Fund for the 20 years the charity has awarded scholarships to Crosby High School students through funds raised at their Annual Jared Jamail Golf Classic to be held this year on Oct. 13. The fund is to commemorate Jared Jamail a Crosby High School student known to be an average golfer and capable of making anyone laugh. The Classic to be held this year at Stonebridge at Newport includes foursomes with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. for extra information or to enter the tournament call (281) 328-3576.

Rotary awards $30,500 in scholarships

Scholarship Recipients proudly display their award certificates after Monday night’s Scholarship Banquet. Also at left if the keynote speaker, Richard Cantu assistant director of the East Aldine District and president-elect of the Aldine Education Foundation; and at right, Rotary Scholarship committee chairman Dr. Larry White. 13 of the 17 recipients were present at the ceremonies at the San Jacinto Community Center, with the others either away at college, or receiving other awards the same night.

HIGHLANDS – Monday night was the Rotary Club Annual Scholarship Banquet, held at the San Jacinto Community Center.

Receiving scholarships were 17 students, who attended along with their families. The scholarships totaled $30,500 and these funds were a result of the Chili Feast held each February. Scholarships were in the amount of $1500 except for four special awards named for individuals as memorials. These were $2500 apiece.

The keynote speaker was Richard Cantu, a candidate for Harris County Board of Education. He is also the president-elect of the Aldine Education Foundation, which awards over $60,000 in educational support; and he is assistant executive director of the East Aldine Management District. Cantu also is a board member or affiliated with over two dozen other public service organizations, many of them supportive of educational opportunities.

His keynote talk centered on a personal journey, from an ordinary students at Jeff Davis High School, including “running with a bad crowd,” to learning to accept a challenge and eventually ending up student body president. He said much of that revelation came about when he was awarded a small $400 scholarship by a teacher that recognized his potential. His turnabout was because he realized that “someone believed in me” and he told the students that he believed the them, as did the Rotary Club giving them scholarships.