Sixteen Big Country High School Seniors Are Awarded Scholarships.

$94,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPSAWARDED BYJUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF ABILENESixteen Big Country High School Seniors Are Awarded Scholarships By Junior Achievement of Abilene.ABILENE ? (June, 2014) ? Junior Achievement of Abilene is proud to announce the awarding of sixteen four-year scholarships to benefit area high school seniors pursuing higher education. With a combined value of $94,000, the scholarships were made possible through partnerships with Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, First Financial Trust & Asset Management along with the Willie I., Wanda, W.F. Martin Charitable Trust."The purpose of Junior Achievement is to help prepare and inspire today?s youth to succeed in a global economy and empower them to own their economic success," said Shaun Martin, Executive Director of Junior Achievement. "We grant these scholarships to area high school seniors who have participated in a Junior Achievement program."The following scholarships have been presented to these students: * Abilene Christian University for $10,000 each to: o Courtney Barton ? Jim Ned High School o Braden Smith ? Jim Ned High School o Korbin Ancell ? Wylie High School * Hardin Simmons University for $6,000 each to: o Matthew Brothers ? Eula High School o M?Lee Graham ? Jim Ned High School o Alexandra Richardson ? Wylie High School o Corey Footer ? Cooper High School * McMurry University for $6,000 to: o Cutter Smith ? Eula High School o Sydney Franklin ? Abilene High School * Willie I., Wanda, & W.F. Martin Charitable Trust for $4,000 each to: o Hunter Gibson ? Jim Ned High School o Conrad Day ? Jim Ned High School o Bailey Turner ? Wylie High School o J. Morgan Smith ? Jim Ned High School o Leddy McBride ? Jim Ned High School o Whitney Humphrey ? Abilene High School o Wyatt Gambrell ? Jim Ned High School"Junior Achievement of Abilene is pleased to have awarded these scholarships to the deserving Abilene area students," Martin added. "These latest scholarships demonstrate our continued commitment to empowering today?s youth with the means to further their education, while our programs in schools teach them about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness."For more information, refer to the Junior Achievement website at

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