2017 TROY HODGES MEMORIAL SCHOLARS

EIGHT OF OUR 12 $1,000 WINNERS

2016 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship Winners

 Five of our eleven winners!  

2016 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship Winners

 

2013 Scholarship Winners

2013 Scholarship Winners
2013 Scholarship Winners

We congratulate the winners of the 2013 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarships.  These seven amazing Kansas City Kansas young people have been awarded a total of $8,000 to help them begin the journey to their educational goals.  These scholarships are the result of donations, proceeds from the 2013 Golf Tournament and from other fundraising efforts.  Thanks to all who helped make these scholarship awards possible.  Meet our group of deserving scholarship winners.

 

BRYTANI ANDERSON (pronounced Britany)

 

Brytani is a recent graduate of J.C. Harmon High School. She plans to attend Kansas State University to major in Elementary Education. She has received a $1,200 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship.

 

While at Harmon, Brytani was a varsity cheerleader and played volleyball and soccer and basketball. She was a member of the National Honor Society and has been active in volunteer activities with children at her church. She was also Co-President of her senior class. Brytani served as a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board for three years.

 

JADE CRUZ

 

Jade was also a member of the 2013 class at J.C. Harmon High School. Is has been awarded a $1,200 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship. Jade has plans to attend Kansas State University to major in finance and become a financial advisor.

 

Jade has worked as an Administrative Assistant for the last year and a half. She is a Kansas Honor Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and has volunteered in school and church related positions. Jade was a Captain of the Varsity Cheerleaders and a member of KU Talent Search, Gear Up and was a Link Leader.

 

GABRIELA GARCIA

 

Gabriela has just graduated from J.C. Harmon High School. She plans to attend Avila University this fall to major in biology and secondary education. She would like to become a high school science teacher. She has received a $1,200 scholarship.

 

Gabby was a member of National Honor Society and KU Talent Search and the Multicultural Club. She helped to help sponsor the school blood drive.

 

Gabby participated in many educational and leadership opportunities with the Science Education Partnership Award of the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Working in the Bioscience Pathway Program at Harmon she had worked on projects to sequence the GAPC gene in the cilantro, poppy and pepper plants and to prepare that work for publication.

 

SANG LAU

 

Sang graduated this May from Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received a $1,000 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship. He will attend the University of Kansas to study Pharmacy.

 

Sang has been involved in many clubs and activities at Sumner including the National Honor Society, Talent Search and the Technology, Math and Science Academy. He was also captain of the Varsity Soccer team and participated in Bowling and Track and Field.

 

Sang has volunteers since seventy grade with the United Way, “Back to School Fair” and many other community service opportunities.

 

JAMIE REDIC

 

Jamie is a graduate of Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences. She will attend the University of Kansas this fall to study nursing. Jamie has received a $1,000 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship.

 

Jamie was honored as a Governor’s Scholar, a Kansas Honor Scholar, and a National Honor Society member and received the Smith Book Award as outstanding junior female scholar.

 

Jamie played on the Sumner Women’s Basketball team and served as Captain her Junior and Senior years. She was chosen as a KMBC News and HyVee Scholar Athlete this year.

 

MARIA RODRIQUEZ

 

Maria is a recent graduate of J.C. Harmon High School. She will attend the University of Saint Mary to study biology as she works toward her dream of becoming an orthodontist. Maria has received a $1,200 Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship.

 

Maria is a Kansas Honor Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. She participated on the Harmon Math Relay team. She has been active in Dance Team and the girl’s Soccer Team. She has participated in summer and Saturday Science Academy and a KU Pathology Lab Internship. Maria has been involved in a variety of community based service opportunities.

 

DARYL WILLIAMS

 

Daryl graduated from J.C. Harmon High School this spring. He is still undecided about his college choice but plans to become a physical therapist.

He is an honor roll student who received various certificates for outstanding achievement in academic areas. Daryl has received a $1,200 scholarship to help him reach his goals.

 

Daryl excelled as a member of Harmon’s football and wrestling teams. He earned spots on a number of All League and All Wyco Wrestling teams including first team honors in 2013. He was named Freshman of the Year by KCK-PREPS Football in 2009.

 

2012 Scholarship Winners

front row,  Ieisha Shelton, Melissa Garcia,  back row,  Alex Houston, Blanca Bueno
2012 Scholarship Winners, Ieisha Shelton, Melissa Garcia, Alex Houston and Blanca Bueno

2012 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Eight scholarships were awarded in May 2012 to outstanding graduating seniors from J.C. Harmon High School.  Winners were chosen on the basis of their academic records, involvement in school activities, involvement in community service, two essays and two recommendations.  There were many outstanding applicants.  We are proud to announce that the following young people will receive assistance to attend the schools of their choice. 

 

BLANCA BUENO

 

Blanca was an outstanding member of the women's soccer team at Harmon.  She is an excellent student who was involved in National Honor Society and was active in a number of school activities.  She was active in community and church activities.  Blanca plans to study to become a teacher or social worker.  She planned to attend KCKCC, Fort Hays State or Kansas State. 

 

MAYRA CASTANEDA

 

Mayra was also a member of the women's soccer team at Harmon and played on two indoor soccer teams as well.  She is an excellent student who was involved in volunteer activities with Sporting KC.  Mayra is attending KCKCC where she plans to study biology.  She would like to become a Physical Therapist. 

 

MELISSA GARCIA

 

Melissa was a volunteer last year at the Troy Hodges J.V. Wrestling Tournament.  She was a member of the J.C. Harmon Marching Band and volunteered at the Cross-line Thrift Store and kitchen.  She was an excellent student at Harmon and plans to study to become a secondary school teacher.  She was planning to attend Kansas State University.

 

ALEX HOUSTON

 

Alex plans to attend KCKCC to study Civil Enginering.  He played football and participated in the Sumner Engineering Academy.  He is a strong student and has well defined career goals. 

 

HOLLY RATLIFF

 

Holly was the Valedictorian and Class President of the Class of 2012.  She was a member of the J.C. Harmon Marching Band and volunteered in various church and community settings.  She is attending Missouri Southern State University to study Criminal Justice and Computer Forensics. 

 

PAULINO RIOS

 

Paulino was involved in a number of activities at J.C. Harmon while mataining an excellent academic record.  He played soccer and was a member of the track team.  He also was a member of the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program.  Paulino is attending Pittsbury Sate University where he has chosen to study Criminal Justice as he works toward a career in law enforcement. 

 

CLAUDIA KARINA RIVERA

 

Karina is attending KCKCC where she is studying biology.  She is working toward a career as a teacher or researcher.  She had an excellent GPA at Harmon and was involved in a number of activities in school and the community.  Karina was a member of Harmon's Women's Soccer team, 20/20 Leadership and her church band. 

 

 

IEISHA RENEE SHELTON

 

Ieisha plans to study Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Missouri Kansas City with the goal of a career in radio broadcasting.  She was an excellent student at Harmon where she was involved with the Youth Entrepreneurs, Educational Talent Search and a member of the Track and Field team. 

 

 

 

 

2012 Scholarship Winners: Mayra Castaneda, Blanca Bueno and Karina Rivera.
2012 Scholarship Winners: Mayra Castaneda, Blanca Bueno and Karina Rivera.