Brady Wal-Mart issues $1,000 scholarships to area gradautes

Area graduates Kayce Pollok and TK Morris were chosen to each receive the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. A graduate of Brady High School, Pollok plans to attend Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University as a freshman this year. She hopes to major in business. Some of her academic accomplishments at BHS include membership in the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among High School Students, Who’s Who in Sports, High Point Senior Girl and numerous other awards. She was also active in cheerleading, cross country, basketball, softball, track and field, band, Student council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact and UIL. “I would like to thank Wal-Mart for selecting me for this scholarship,” said Pollok. “I am looking forward to college, and I promise to use this scholarship for its intention of furthering my education.” Morris, a graduate of Rochelle High School, plans to attend Angelo State University and major in engineering. He was class valedictorian, a member of the National Honor Society, received the All-State Six-Man Academic Award, is listed in Who’s Who Among American High school Students, was High Point Student and participated in football, basketball, tennis, track, golf, UIL, 4-H and FFA. He was also selected All-District Linebacker, All-District Post and was a regional qualifier in track, tennis and golf. The Sam Walton Community Scholarship, part of the Sam Walton Community Leader Award program, is sponsored by Wal-Mart associates. This year more than 3,000 scholarships totaling more than $8 million are being awarded to deserving students in Wal-Mart and SAM’S CLUB communities across the country. Students receive the awards are based on strong academic performance and involvement in school and community activities. “We’re pleased to support Morris and Pollok in their pursuit of higher education and wish them the very best in the years ahead,” said Don Finkenkeller, Brady Wal-Mart store manager.

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