Minute Maid, your hometown juice brand, in partnership with the Houston Astros, announced the winners of the Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (MMGSFYB) scholarship for high school seniors at the Saturday, June 29th Astros game against the Los Angeles Angels. Twenty-five students were awarded $2,500 to assist with their college expenses during a pre-game ceremony at Minute Maid Park. The winners will pursue degrees at a variety of institutions running the gamut from Texas A&M to Louisiana State University to the University of Notre Dame. Fifty-two percent of the recipients are first-generation college students.
"We salute these outstanding graduates," says Mike Saint John, Minute Maid President. "They are all to be commended for their accomplishments in academics, athletics and community service." Saint John added, "This year's recipients bring the total Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth Baseball Scholarship and Grant recipients to 181, representing 55 towns and cities in Texas. All of us at Minute Maid are very proud to have helped that many young individuals from our area pursue their dream of a higher education."
The 25 scholarship recipients are:
• Nicholas Sheppard from Houston. A graduate of Westside High School - Nicholas will be attending Howard University
• Angel Simon from Meadows Place. A graduate of KIPP Houston High School - Angel will be attending Louisiana State University
• Alyssa Suarez from Houston. A graduate of North Shore Senior High School - Alyssa will be attending Sam Houston State University
• Elliot Hall from Houston. A graduate of Westbury High School - Elliot will be attending University of Houston
• Allison Huggins from Katy. A graduate of Cypress Ranch High School - Allison will be attending University of Houston
• Claudia Aguilar from Richmond. A graduate of Foster High School - Claudia will be attending Texas State University
• Jacob Cruz from Pasadena. A graduate of Pasadena High School - Jacob will be attending Texas Southern University
• Tyra Ford from Houston. A graduate of North Houston Early College High School - Tyra will be attending Fisk University
• Jennifer Frericks from Kingwood. A graduate of Kingwood High School - Jennifer will be attending Blinn College - Bryan Campus
• Alyson Gregory from Katy. A graduate of Seven Lakes High School - Alyson will be attending Texas A & M University
• David Jew from Cypress. A graduate of Cypress Ranch High School - David will be attending Texas A & M University
• Cassidy Lebedzinski from Deer Park. A graduate of La Porte High School - Cassidy will be attending Texas A & M University
• Casey Skrabanek from Dayton. A graduate of Dayton High School - Casey will be attending Stephen F. Austin University
• David Enriquez from Galveston. A graduate of Ball High School - David will be attending Huston Tillotson University.
• Frank McNiff from Corpus Christi. A graduate of Incarnate Word Academy - Frank will be attending University of Notre Dame
• Bridgette Kelley from Bay City. A graduate of Palacious High School - Bridgette will be attending Angelo State University
• Enrique Ramirez from Sugar Land. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School - Enrique will be attending University of North Texas
• Victoria German from Houston. A graduate of Chinquapin Preparatory - Victoria will be attending Texas Tech University
• Fausto Tello from Houston. A graduate of Nimitz High School - Fausto will be attending Texas A & M University
• Mimi Nguyen from Houston. A graduate of James Madison High School - Mimi will be attending University of Houston
• Joshua Hines from Houston. A graduate of Chinquapin Preparatory - Joshua will be attending Texas Tech University
• Summer Roberson from Houston. A graduate of Elsik High School - Summer will be attending Rice University
• Jalen Magee from Humble, a graduate of Summer Creek High School; Jalen will be attending Mountain View College
• Lauren Molina from Houston, a graduate of North Shore High School; Lauren will be attending Sam Houston State University
• Christopher Schroeder from High Island, a graduate of High Island High School; Chris will be attending Lamar University
MMGSFYB also awarded $500 grants to each of the following five graduates - Coleman Fulcher a graduate of Clear Lake High School, will be attending University of Texas - Austin; Caleb Holley a graduate of Sweeny High School, will be attending Texas A & M University; Adam Homeyer a graduate of Lamar High School, will be attending University of Texas - Austin; Philip Jurecka a graduate of James E. Taylor High School, will be attending Texas A & M University and Jacinda Webb a graduate of Needville High School, will be attending Texas A & M University.