On June 18, 2016 Minute Maid and the Astros recognized the 25, 2016 Scholarship recipients at a special reception prior to the Cincinnati Reds game. Twenty five, $ 2,500 Scholarships were awarded to high school seniors, 14 boys – 11 girls. Eleven recipients are first-generation college students.
Since Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth Baseball started the scholarship program in 2005, 261 scholarships and grants have been awarded totaling $700,000.
2016 Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth
Pictured: (Kneeling left to right)
Baseball Scholarship Recipients
(Standing left to right)
- Ja'Maya Wilson a graduate of Bellaire High School,
- Hannah Berger a graduate of High Island High School,
- Courtney Clark a graduate of Santa Fe High School,
- Lorenzo Delgado a graduate of Milby High School,
- Chelsea Fuchs a graduate of Cuero High School,
- Lorena Garza a graduate of John Jay Science & Engineering Academy,
- Alexus Hernandez a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory,
- and Alyssa Junco a graduate of North Shore Senior High School.
- Mathew Stephenson a graduate of Memorial High School,
- Jacob Orlando a graduate of Pearland High School,
- Mathew Walther a graduate of Cypress Ranch High School,
- Brennen Oppelt a graduate of Tomball Memorial High School,
- Marco Trevino a graduate of Bellaire High School,
- Ross Ohendalski a graduate of Covenant Christian School,
- Aaliyah Thompson a graduate of Klein Forest High School,
- Zachary Mills a graduate of Splendora High School,
- Jarrett Schultz a graduate of Cypress Creek High School,
- Nahome Mekonnen a graduate of Mickey Leland College Preparatory,
- Lorena Sanchez a graduate of C. C. Winn High School,
- Daniela Mackin a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory,
- Catalina Saldana a graduate of KIPP Generations Collegiate,
- Nicholas Loftin a graduate of High Island High School,
- Manuel Rodriguez a graduate of Yes Prep North Forest,
- and Christopher Kocurek a graduate of Angleton High School.
Congratulations to all and best of luck for the coming school year!