Five Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Finalists Selected
2011 DAVEY O’BRIEN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
January 5, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Davey O’Brien Foundation is pleased to announce its finalists for the 2011 Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award, presented each year to an exceptional senior student-athlete in the North Texas area. The recipient of the $20,000 scholarship will be announced Jan. 17 during the 5th Annual Davey O’Brien Scholarship Luncheon held at The Fort Worth Club. The Foundation will also award a $1,000 scholarship to each of the four remaining finalists.
Since 1986, the Foundation has provided more than $530,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership and varsity sports participation.
Haley Beck, Coppell High School
Ranked first in her class of 633 at Coppell High School, Haley Beck has excelled inside and outside of the classroom. The National Merit Semifinalist and AP Scholar with Distinction serves as president of the National Honor Society, was appointed by the principal to the Coppell High School Leadership Team and is vice president of start-up company Mydius Inc. In addition to participating on the UIL Computer Science Team, she also interned at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and submitted a collaborative manuscript entitled “A Novel Tubulin-Binding Agent BPR0L075 Exhibits Vascular-Disrupting Activity.” A two-year letterman and captain of the cross country team, Haley also played club volleyball for five years. Recognized for her “cheerful, willingness to serve,” it is no surprise that Haley can be found volunteering at the Austin Street Homeless Shelter or leading Bible study in her spare time.
William Jameson, Duncanville High School
William Jameson, valedictorian of his class at Duncanville High School, is widely regarded for his “work ethic, intellectual capacity, moral fortitude, and leadership skills.” He has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Hispanic Scholar and the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award (engineering). William is a two-year varsity tennis player and an accomplished pianist and vocalist. In addition to being tabbed All-Region Choir in 2010 and 2011, he earned first place in the Southwest Music Teachers Association Piano Jazz/Pop Contest and was given the Texas Music Teachers Association Nine-Year Ensemble Award. An Eagle Scout since ninth grade, William serves as Community Service Committee Chair on the student council, was elected treasurer of the Business Professionals of America Club, and is a member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.
Lee Lueder, Lake Highlands High School
A talented and dedicated student and athlete, Lee Lueder has been “a leader and an innovator” during his time at Lake Highlands High School. The four-year letterman and team captain in wrestling and three-year letterman and captain in cross country, he has thrived both on and off the field. An AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Commended Student, Lee earned Academic All-District Honors in wrestling and won first place in Battle of the Bands and the Academic Decathlon District Competition (economics and essay portions). He was elected senior class vice president, president of Mu Alpha Theta and vice president of the National Honor Society. Lee was also appointed to the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council and Principal’s Student Advisory Council. In addition to serving as president of his choir at Highland Park United Methodist Church, he founded the Men’s Service League, which implements quarterly service projects.
Kim Reimold, Episcopal School of Dallas
Described as “intelligent, athletic, compassionate and outgoing,” Kim Reimold has been an outstanding role model at Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD). A four-year varsity athlete on both the field hockey and soccer teams, Kim also participated in crew and track and field. As the top-ranked student in her class, she was named a National Merit Commended Student and an AP Scholar, is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. Throughout high school, Kim has served as an editor for ESD’s Eagle Edition and as the art editor for Itinerary, a literary magazine. The talented writer earned the Sewanee Book Award for her literary aptitude and was chosen for the Quill and Scroll Society for upholding journalism ethics. Kim is also a four-time recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, earned for 100 hours of community service annually.
Will Squiers, Cistercian Preparatory School
Will Squiers is a gifted and devoted individual who has cultivated his academic and athletic talents during his time at Cistercian Preparatory School. Recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist and a National AP Scholar, he has earned a spot on the Headmaster’s Honor Roll every semester and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. Will is a tri-sport varsity athlete in football, baseball and soccer, and he also plays on the select Dallas Cardinals Baseball Team. His teachers and coaches have praised him as “an enormously intelligent, passionately driven seventeen year old” with the “desire to share the fruits of his labors with others.” In addition to being an accomplished pianist and self-taught guitarist, Will is very involved in his community. He volunteers for the Special Olympics, is a member of the Down Syndrome Guild and was elected to serve on the Cistercian Community Service Council.
“Each of these five candidates is outstanding and the Foundation is honored to be able to contribute to their college educations,” said David O’Brien, Jr., chairman of the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Selection Committee. “They all have the potential to achieve greatness and make an impact on whatever endeavor they choose next.”
The Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Selection Committee will interview each finalist before the recipient is announced on Jan. 17. The Selection Committee is comprised of David O’Brien, Jr. (chair), Karen Anisman, Todd Blouin, Raymond B. Kelly III, Roger Latham, Walter Littlejohn, Pollard Rogers and Joel Sharp.
About the Davey O’Brien Foundation
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was founded in 1977 to honor and remember the strong character and leadership of football great, Davey O’Brien. Widely known for its Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award®, the Foundation recognizes champions on and off the field through national awards programs encouraging academic and career success. The Foundation has given away more than $825,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field to leadership in life. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.DaveyOBrien.org.
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