Each year the Houston County Electric Cooperative awards area seniors with the Dorothy H. Goodrum Scholarship.
This year’s candidates had outstanding academic records as well as heavy involvement in their community and school activities. Each graduating senior will receive $1,000 to apply to their continuing education. This year is particularly special for these students because of the setbacks they have experienced while facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations, class of 2020!
|Cody is the son of Michael and Shandi Baird and the Salutatorian for the Apple Springs High School graduating class of 2020. Cody will be attending Sam Houston State University this fall to major in Construction Management with hopes of one day owning his own construction company. During high school, Cody was actively involved in the Apple Springs FFA competing on the Quiz team and showing animal projects. He also competed in mathematics, Number Sense, and Calculator Applications for U.I.L. Cody is a member of the Apple Springs Baptist Church and was also heavily involved in track & field, football, and basketball. Congratulations, Cody and best of luck in the future!|
|Madison is a 2020 graduate of Elkhart High School and the daughter of Michael Crader and Stephanie Harrison. She is headed to Nacogdoches this fall to attend Stephen F. Austin majoring in Criminal Justice. Madison was a state qualifier in the High Jump event for Track & Field in 2018 and then a medalist in 2019. She is also part of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, is the secretary for the National Art Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Club, and she is the manager of the Health Occupations Students of America. She loves solving puzzles and discovering things and that, is what she said, drove her to choose Criminal Justice as her major. Congratulations, Madison and good luck in the future!|
|Logan is the son of Lori LeBlanc and a 2020 graduate of Lovelady High School. During his time at Lovelady ISD he was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, and FFA. He was also Defensive Captain for the varsity football team and a pole vaulter for varsity track & field. Other activities included lead welding for the Ag Mechanics Department, showing livestock in the Houston County Fair, and Ag. Mechanic projects at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Logan was also selected as Academic All-State team this year, an accolade given to individuals that excel in the classroom as well as on the field. Logan will be attending Texas State Technical College this fall pursuing Electrical Lineworker Technologies, his goal is to work his way to be a first-class lineman. Good Luck in all of your future endeavors, Logan!|
|Hunter is a recent graduate of Grapeland High School and the son of Michael and Tammy Luce. Hunter plans to attend Angelina College to receive his certification in HVAC. Hunter’s goal is to one day open his own company and serve the community of Houston County. He has worked with several HVAC companies in the Houston County area and says that experience led him to choose that field of study while in college. During High School Hunter was in the Beta Club, FFA, and on the Varsity Baseball and Varsity Football teams. He is an avid fisherman and was the 2018 ASA High School Open State Champion in Archery. Hunter, best of luck while obtaining your HVAC certification and throughout your future!|
|Taylor is the daughter of Roger and Betsy Morgan and recently graduated from Centerville Jr-Sr High School in Leon County. Taylor received many academic honors throughout her high school career including the Life-long A Honor Roll in 2018 and placing in the top 20 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Public Speaking Event. Taylor was a varsity cheerleader, President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Centerville FFA, Chapter President and Regional Vice President for the FCCLA, and a varsity tennis player. While actively involved in her school, she has completed more than 100 hours of community service since 2018. Taylor will be attending Texas A&M University this fall to major in Chemistry. Her goal is to attend medical school, ultimately becoming a dermatologist and opening up a clinic, an equine therapy ranch, and multiple resorts where she will send people, for free, who have been through troublesome times. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Taylor. Good luck with your future plans!|
|Hunter recently graduated from Kennard High School as Valedictorian and is the son of Michael and Cari Parrish. Hunter will be majoring in Aviation at LeTourneau University and plans to either be involved with aerodynamics of multiple types of aircraft or be a commercial pilot. Honors Hunter has received include highest ranking student, Honesty and Integrity award by Lothrop Masonic Lodge No. 21, Houston County Fair Ambassador, U.I.L. 1st place Science Team, and Class President. Good Luck in the future working towards your Aviation Degree, Hunter!|
|Tristan is the son of Jody and Dottie Sullivan and a member of the Centerville Jr-Sr High School class of 2020. Tristan is a member of the National Honor Society, Centerville FFA, and a Future Chamber of Commerce member with 70 hours of community service. He was a member of the Bloomer Rodeo Team for two years and was an International youth Finals Rodeo participant and a Junior American Qualifier. He is also a member of the Texas High School Rodeo team and the Texas Youth Ranch Rodeo Association where he has won many events. Tristan plans to attend Southwest Texas Junior College for one year and then transfer to Sam Houston State University for a degree in Agribusiness and a minor in Agriculture Engineering. His long-term aspirations include acquiring a job in the banking industry and expanding his family’s ranch and poultry operations in Leon County. Congratulations and best of luck in the future, Tristan!|
|Asa is the Salutatorian of the Madisonville High School class of 2020 and the son of two proud parents, Amanda and Robert Clint Wakefield III. Asa will head to College Station this fall to attend Texas A&M University while majoring in Construction Science. His high school accolades include 1st Team All-Academic All State, Academic All-District, Scholastic Excellence Award, and KBTX Classroom Champion. His activities included FFA as the secretary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Beta Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Football, Baseball, and Powerlifting. While in college, Asa hopes to experience several internships, study abroad, and hopes to have a job ready upon college graduation. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck at Texas A&M, Asa!|
|Colby Tullos, son of Shannon and Wendy Tullos, is a recent graduate of Lovelady Highschool and will soon start his classes at Blinn Jr. College. Colby will study Agribusiness while in college and plans to transfer to Texas A&M University to complete his degree. Not only is he in the top 10% of his class, but he has received many high-ranking accolades throughout his high school career, including receiving the “L” Award for integrity and character. Colby was President of the Lovelady FFA and Vice President of the Sam Houston District, as well as the Senior Class President. Colby hopes to one day work for an agricultural finance company or in the industry helping and supporting rural areas. Congratulations on your accomplishments and best of luck, Colby!|
|Jamie is the daughter of James and Melissa Welch and a recent Latexo High School graduate. Jamie will start studying Biology this Fall at Texas A&M University. Jamie was nominated by her peers as Miss Latexo High School and is the current Houston County Future Career Woman. Jamie is very active in FFA as well as basketball and volleyball. She is her the Latexo FFA President and was her freshman, sophomore and senior class vice-president. Outside of her high school activities she competes in 4-h shotgun shooting sports and shows lambs, goats and heifers. Jamie’s plans after attending Texas A&M are to transfer to the University of Houston to become an Optometrist. Good luck in the future, Jamie and congratulations on all of your achievements!|