• Photo provided by Jerry O'Docharty
    Valedictorian of GHS Class of 2017 Jocelyn Martinez stands with U.S. Olympian and speaker, Johnny Quinn, Mayor Ray O’Docharty and wife Jerri after winning a $2,000 scholarship at the Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholar Recognition Banquet.

Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo awards $134K in scholarships

Groesbeck’s Jocelyn Martinez, Fairfield’s Cody McQueen and Mikaela Stamper recipients

Waco, TX (May 18, 2017) – The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo awarded $134,000 in scholarships to 40 Central Texas students for the 2016-17 academic year.  This continues the Fair & Rodeo’s tradition and mission of giving back through youth scholarships.

Last night, students and their families attended the organization’s Scholar Recognition Banquet, underwritten by Bailey Insurance & Risk Management, Inc., where they heard inspirational words from Former Pro Football Player and U. S. Bobsled Olympian Johnny Quinn.  Students receiving scholarships represented the following schools: Axtell, Ballinger, Belton, Bruceville-Eddy, Cameron, Chilton, China Spring, Clifton, Copperas Cove, Eagle Christian Homeschool Academy, Evant, Fairfield, Gatesville, Groesbeck, Hubbard, LaVega, Mart, McGregor, Meridian, Midway, Moody, Reicher, Robinson, Salado, Texas Christian Academy, Troy, University, Waco, West and Whitney.

The Top Scholar of the evening was Lindsey Anderson from China Spring High School who received the largest scholarship given-to-date in the amount of $15,000.  The Reserve Top Scholar was Hannah Lella from Clifton High School and she received a $10,000 scholarship.

These scholarships are part of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo’s annual commitment of providing scholarships to Central Texas students which is made possible thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. 

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