GHATS 2014 Scholarship Winners:
This year there were many applicants for the GHATS scholarships. And, the Scholarship Committee was hard-pressed to determine the final three. However, after much deliberation, the competition was too tough and the scores too close; so, with approval from our then Secretary/Treasurer (now just Treasurer), Richard Gregoire, the committee chose a fourth winner!
Thank you to each student athletic trainer who applied. We enjoyed learning about you, your activities and your hopes and dreams. Good luck to you all in all your aspirations.
The winners of the 2014 GHATS Scholarships are listed below, along with some of their accomplishments.
Fabian Austin – Sweeney High School
Fabian has been a student athletic trainer at Sweeney High School for four years, and was also the statistician for the varsity basketball team for two years. He was a member of the Interact Club, HOSA and Vice President of his junior class. The awards he received while in high school are: Drama team where he had a lead role in one of the school productions, Student Council member, Treasurer of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Vice President of the Student Council.
Some of his community contributions include the following: First Berean Baptist Church and Greater Mount Zion Church youth choir member and youth ministry; three year summer intern for the Greater Mount Zion Church; Teacher Assistant for a Math and Science camp; he provided help to disadvantaged families by repairing their property for Sweeny United; a volunteer for the MS Walk to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis; and, a volunteer for the Junior Olympics.
He will be attending Tyler Junior College in the fall. His future goal is to get his Associate Degree in Kinesiology, then attend Houston Baptist University to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree and become a licensed athletic trainer.
Konner Carnahan – Conroe High School
Konner has been a student athletic trainer at Conroe High School for four years, and was chosen to be the Head Trainer her senior year. She was a member of HOSA and was a Regional winner and State Qualifier, in addition to being a district competition winner in the Science Fair. Her high school awards are as follows: PSAT Top Performer Award, Presidential Award, Top Tiger for four years at Conroe High School, Academic Excellence Award and was in the Duke TIPS Program her freshman year.
Some of her contributions to the community were helping at the Montgomery County Food Drive, being a Wilkinson Elementary Volunteer, a Strake House Retirement Home Volunteer, a Montgomery County Animal Shelter Volunteer, Montgomery County Library Volunteer; she also provided free swim lessons to underprivileged children as a certified swim instructor.
She will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall. Her future goal is to attend medical school after completing her courses at Texas A&M and become an orthopedic surgeon.
Maverick Murray – Lufkin High School
Maverick has been a student athletic trainer at Lufkin High School for four years and was chosen as the Student Athletic Trainer of the Year for two of those years, as well as Senior Captain this past year. He was also a member of the Bowling Club and American Sign Language Club. He was also a member of the Pan-American Student Forum and served as the secretary his senior year. And, he competed in UIL academics in the Math and Number Sense competitions.
Some of his contributions to the community include: becoming the only student member of the Angelina County Genealogical Society, being involved with the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, participating on a Cinco de Mayo Celebration Committee, working with Toys for Tots distribution and being an Angelina Youth Soccer Association Referee. Maverick is also a member of the Kurth Memorial Library and helped index the Lufkin Daily News Obituaries from 1963 to the present.
He will be attending Southern Arkansas University in the fall. His future goal is to become a Licensed Athletic Trainer and work a high school.
Hannah Slaughter – Needville High School
Hannah has been a student athletic trainer at Needville High School for four years, and was chosen as the Lead Trainer her senior year. She was a member of Student Council for 3 years, a member of FCCLA and served as Vice President and President for two of her years as member. She received the following awards in high school: US Achievement Academy National Award Winner, Academic Excellence Top Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness Student, Academic Excellence Award in Childhood Development, Academic Excellence Award in Medical Terminology, Who’s Who in Leadership and Service and Football Sweetheart.
Some of her contributions to the community include the following: being a volunteer at St. Michael’s Valentine Dinner and St. Michael’s Church Bazaar, donating food and also assembling the Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy, volunteering for the church service for the residents of the Needville nursing home, volunteering for the Needville Elementary Halloween Carnival and making decorations for the Needville nursing home residents.
She will be attending Houston Baptist University in the fall. Her future goal is to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and become a Registered Nurse.