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2019 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

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 thousands of applications, from students in Texas.

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

Pilar Ibarra from Sugar Land, Texas

Pilar is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Pilar attends Dulles High School where she succeeds in and out of the classroom. Pilar served as the Operations Manager of Miracle Club and was instrumental in putting together the club’s first annual Color Run, resulting in $22,000 donated to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Pilar will be studying Psychology at Texas A&M University in College Station.

“My service experience with Miracle Club has been invaluable to me in the realization that no matter which way, fighting for others will always be what keeps me going, and what makes me a champion for my community.”

$3,000 Champion Scholars Award

Rebecca Read from Houston, Texas

Rebecca is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Rebecca attends Memorial High School. She spent all four years of high school tutoring at The Branch, which is an after-school program for underprivileged kids. Here, she implemented a science lab program that provided the kids hands-on experience in an environment outside of the classroom.
Rebecca will be studying Business at the University of Texas in Austin.

“I think what makes me a champion is the fact that I was able to make a big difference in a small way. By taking the time to invest myself and my resources into the education of a small group of kids, I know that I have fostered an interest in learning that extends beyond the few hours spent in school each day. I exposed these kids to something new and sparked an interest in them that I feel cannot be underestimated.”

$2,000 Champion Scholars Award

Mason Hoover from Missouri City, Texas

Mason is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Mason attends Elkins High School. Since childhood, Mason has been volunteering from the early days of flag duty in elementary school to yearly mission trips as he got older. He is an Eagle Scout with leadership positions on the swim team, ROTC and the National Honor Society.
Mason will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station.

“I am a champion in that I have given myself opportunities to show others how to be. On many occasions, I had grown men and women ask me how old I was, to which I would respond “16”. The looks of disbelief still haunt me to this day. I am a champion in my community because I have never let my age prevent me from setting the example for all those who stand around me”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service.

2018 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

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.”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service.

Volunteer – Be a Community Champion

This week Champion Energy donated 200+ volunteer hours and $15,000 to three Houston area charities – Houston Food Bank, Kids’ Meals and Houston Pets Alive! We recognized these groups as being Community Champions during Hurricane Harvey.

Do you want to be a Community Champion? Volunteer in your community!  We guarantee – you’ll get back more than you give.  Here are some ways you can volunteer:

Houston Volunteer Opportunities

www.volunteerhouston.org

http://mlb.mlb.com/hou/foundation/volunteer/  The Astros Foundation Volunteer Corps sponsors volunteer projects across the city.  Bonus! Free Astros tickets and Astros merchandise when you volunteer.

Dallas / Fort Worth Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.voly.org/causes/cityofdallaspage.html

http://www.volnow.org/

Waco / Killeen Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.waco-texas.com/volunteer.asp

Rio Grande Valley Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.unitedwayrgv.org/

Learn more about how Champion Energy works in our communities and volunteers to “Be A Champion.”