Elizabeth Crowling Named 2012 Davey O’Brien HS Scholarship Recipient

January 23, 2013


FORT WORTH, Texas – Elizabeth Crowling, of Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas, was named the 2012 Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award recipient by the Davey O’Brien Foundation. The scholarship was awarded during the Foundation’s 6th Annual High School Scholarship Luncheon at The Fort Worth Club on January 22, 2013. Finalists for the scholarship included Kaitlyn Duda, L.D. Bell High School; Anna Hansell, Episcopal School of Dallas; Meghann Kasal, Fort Worth Country Day; and Dallas Schray, Hebron High School.

Since 1986, the Foundation has provided more than $550,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership and varsity sports participation. The recipient receives the newly raised $30,000 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice, while the Foundation also awards a $2,500 scholarship to each of the four finalists. Scholarships are partially underwritten by Higginbotham and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.

2012 Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Recipient
As the top-ranked student in her class at Hillcrest High School, Elizabeth Crowling is known for her “inquisitive nature” and “joie de vivre.” A four-year varsity athlete in cross country, softball and swimming, Elizabeth has thrived both athletically and academically. In addition to serving as team captain of the cross country and swim teams, the AP Scholar with Distinction and All-State Academic Swimmer has been named to the “A” honor roll every year. Elizabeth is a member of the National Honor Society and Academic Success Program, and she volunteers at the local animal shelter. She also played in the marching band and was appointed the alto-saxophone section leader by her band director during her junior year. The gifted scholar-athlete has explored her interest in science and medicine by researching pancreatic proteins as part of the Biomedical Research Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center for the last four years. She also interned at Southwestern in June 2011.


Left to right: Meghann Kasal (finalist), Anna Hansell (finalist), Dallas Schray (finalist), Kaitlyn Duda (finalist) and Elizabeth Crowling (recipient)

Left to right: Elizabeth Crowling (recipient) and David O’Brien Jr. (chairman of the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Selection Committee)

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 awards programs encouraging academic and career success. The Foundation has given away more than $850,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field to leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.

About Higginbotham
Higginbotham serves as a “Single Source” for insurance, risk management and financial services by providing access to commercial and personal property/casualty coverage, employee benefits, retirement plans, life insurance and executive compensation through more than 250 regional and national carriers. The Texas-based firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth with 16 additional statewide offices. It ranks as one of the nation’s 40 largest independent insurance brokerage firms based on revenue (Business Insurance, July 2012). The Higginbotham Community Fund was established in 2010 to support charitable causes throughout Texas by distributing grants to nonprofit organizations. To date, the fund has raised $111,261 through employee contributions and pledges. Visit www.Higginbotham.net for more information.

About Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Since 1947, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit organizations serving the people of Texas. Grants are primarily made in education, healthcare, human services and the arts. In recent years, the Foundation has worked across Texas to improve the preparation and support of public school teachers and administrators to assist them in providing a quality education for every student from every background. The Foundation also has continued its efforts to provide healthcare and human service programs for underserved populations in and around Fort Worth. Additionally, Mr. Richardson became an avid collector of paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Today, these magnificent paintings are on permanent exhibit in the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Visit www.SidRichardson.org for more information.

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