Champion Energy is committed to the community and charities we support, as we work to power lives and power businesses. The Champion Scholars scholarship program was created to recognize those that feel the same way. We received over 4,000 applications, from students in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts and Delaware.
Applications were evaluated based on academic performance, awards, volunteerism, and the response to this question: Being a champion is about more than winning or being number one. Sometimes being a champion is about giving back to the community, standing up for your beliefs, or supporting a cause you believe in. What makes you a champion in your school or community? We are very proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners:
$5,000 Champion Scholars Award
Brooke Rennie from Red Oak, Texas
Brooke is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Brooke attends Red Oak High School where she succeeds in and out of the classroom. Brooke is involved with Student Council, the art club, debate team, and soccer to name a few. She will be studying Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.
“I have explored different interests and found the things that I feel real passion for and married them with the traits and gifts that I excel at. I have patched together a quilt of hobbies, activities and experiences that I believe give a truly accurate description of who I am as a person. I agree that being a champion encompasses more than just being the best at something. Being a champion means channeling the talents and gifts that you have to work with…putting one hundred percent of your effort into doing something meaningful.”
$3,000 Champion Scholars Award
Luke Brenek from Cypress, Texas
Luke is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Luke attends Cypress Ranch High School and has been active in many volunteer efforts, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in helping those in need.
“A champion is someone who supports those who cannot support themselves, and that is what we should all strive to do. I am a champion in my community because I have gained many qualities through volunteer work that have stayed with me and will help me in the future to continue in my service of others.”
$2,000 Champion Scholars Award
Melody Shannon from Powderly, Texas
Melody is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Melody is active with FFA (Future Farmers of America). Additionally, she has volunteered with the Salvation Army, local nursing homes, animal shelters and more. She will be studying Land Surveying at Oklahoma State University with ambitions to attend law school in the future.
“I am doing my best to serve others. In the future, I hope to influence government agencies to create stricter guidelines for grain bin safety. As a surveyor and lawyer, I feel that I will have the means and education to lobby and advocate for this very important issue. My hope is that I can be champion for deserving causes.”
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