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I have been involved in baseball since I was 4 years old but decided to stop during my sophomore year when my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Doing this would allow them more money to be able to focus on getting her the treatment that she needed. My mother motivates me every day to be a strong and successful person. Along with having a bilateral mastectomy, she has stayed positive and won’t let anyone think that she will not make it or ever not be there for our family. My mom has supported me and my brothers through everything she has been through and having my mom in the stands when she is battling cancer really motivates me to be better. She tells us, don’t worry until you have to worry. Don’t let it beat you mentally. You have to keep positive, keep going and you have to keep busy.

Participated in Cy-Fair High School Choir for three years and the Cy-Fair Singers (Chamber Choir) for one year.

Was on the Cy-Fair Football Team for two years but decided that there were other things that I really wanted to do more.

I have been a member of the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade and it has been a large influence in my life’s choices. The program provides guidance, self-discipline, and equips me with social skills that are crucial to cooperating with others. I am currently a Life Scout that just recently finished my Eagle Scout Project by erecting a Memorial Bench for a fellow Eagle Scout that lost his life. I should achieve my Eagle Scout Rank by May 2020. I will be one of five Eagle Scouts, in my family. My father and uncle and my two older brothers have also made this glorious achievement and I am proud to be a part of this family tradition

I have had the privilege to help preserve the rich and diverse history of Cypress, Texas by volunteering with the Cypress Historical Society for the over ten years. Since I was a cub scout, my grandmother Tammy Sherrill, has brought me to several Cypress Historical Society events. Volunteering for this even was important because it provided an opportunity for the children and grand-children of cypress residents have a time and place to connect with family and friends and learn about the history of the Cypress area. I hope to find mentors from a roomful of inspiring, experienced leaders who will offer me their guidance. I have also been privy to be able to help the Cypress-Fairbanks School District to organize and provide school supplies, as well as holiday dinners, to their homeless students. It has helped tremendously that my great-grandfather helped to build Cy-Fair High School. Also, my grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, dad graduated from Cy-Fair High School and I will now graduate from the same school. Today, the Society continues to offer programs, tours and lectures on local history and I am happy to continue to be a part of that. I understand the importance of combining history and commitment to gain a true insightful understanding of history, strive to constantly challenge myself to make sure to remember where I came from and to preserve the memories of my heritage. My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 2018 and has most recently been told that she is cancer free. I believe I should receive a scholarship because I show great potential for the future. I have maintained great academics, participated in many school organizations, and given back to my community. I learned great team work and survival and communication skills that I could never learn in a class room. Having been involved with my school, the historical society and scouts, I have gained so much confidence and also gained more in my character. I have become more of a leader and a helper and these skills will last me a lifetime. This scholarship would help to take away some of the financial burden that comes with fighting cancer and will provide me with the opportunity to attend the Lone Star College and to achieve my Associates Degree in Applied Science with a specialization in Automotive Service and help to fix cars here in the Cypress area.

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