The Senior Class of 2016 was honored at Brazoswood High School during the Annual Senior Awards Presentation. The night included several members of the community, military and school district who presented awards to over one hundred students who received scholarships totaling $1,994,380.00.
Four members of the graduating class were recognized for completing Associates degrees from Brazosport College: Cheyanne Eisenmann, Carolyn Langhoff, Matthew Lopez, and Dorian Solis.
Eric Hembling (Valedictorian) will attend the United States Air Force Academy. He was presented an acceptance certificate by Air Force Major Anthony DeFalco.
Travis Bartholome (Salutatorian) will attend The University of Houston to double major in engineering and music. Travis is also a National Merit Award winner and recipient of Brazosport Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Scholarship.
Students enlisting in the United States Armed Forces were also recognized:
US Navy - Adam Neece, Devon Raymond, Elise Garcia, Dylan Corley, Kallysta Harris
US Army - Victor Montemayor, William Urban
US Marines - Miguel Martinez
Some other highlights of the Awards Presentation include:
Eric Hembling - United States Air Force Academy - +$400,000
Zachary Birkland - Texas National Guard Minute Man Full Tuition Scholarship - $40,000
Athletic Scholarships went to:
Elisa Casas - Athletic Scholarship - Softball - Jarvis Christian College
Madison Kidd - Athletic Scholarship - Golf - University of Texas - San Antonio
Martise Helm - Athletic Scholarship - Concordia University
Kyla Klehm - Athletic Scholarship - Softball - Sul Ross State University
Molly Kuettel - Athletic Scholarship - Swimming - University of Denver
Joshua McKenzie - Athletic Scholarship - Football - Georgetown College, KY
Lauren Strader - Athletic Scholarship - Volleyball - Southern Arkansas University
Richelle Velez - Athletic Scholarship - Basketball - Kilgore College
Whitney Walton - Athletic Scholarship - Softball - University of Texas at Arlington