WOS High School honors seniors at awards, scholarship program

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West Orange – Stark High School seniors have earned more the $580,000 in scholarships. 

The graduating class of 2009 was presented with various honors and both academic and athletic scholarships at a special program held earlier this month.

Honor graduates were recognized.     

Zeba Nizami is valedictorian.  The salutatorian is Rebekah Ragsdale. Other honor graduates are Megan Phares, Horace Broussard, Kendall Veitch, Taylor Bonnin, Leola Tyler, Taylor Jaynes, Amanda Ulbrich, Korri Norwood, Shannon Fox, Jazymin Childress, Ortavious Hypolite, Aaron LeBlanc, Michelle Simpson, and Ashley Price.

Awards and Scholarships presented at the program are as follows:
Eric Arnold, $41,546, Bacone College; Samantha Bailey, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $1,500, Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, $500, WOSH PTA Scholarship; Brittine Ballenger, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Tanner Bates $1,000, Lamar Orange Womack Scholarship, Band Booster Scholarship, $500 David Self Ford Perfect Attendance Scholarship, $100, PTA Perfect Attendance; Taylor Bonnin, Award, Honor Graduate Award, UIL Scholar Award, $250, WOSH Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, $500, Dan Domas Memorial Scholarship, $500, McNamara Insurance Company; HoraceBroussard, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, Band Booster Scholarship,  $500, Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award, $300, Black History Scholarship; Lucias Budwine, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Kiersten Chambers, AwardLifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, Band Booster Scholarship; Chase Champine, $1,000, TFTA; Tom Lewellyn, Scholarship; Courtney Chatman, $200, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $300, Black History Scholarship; Jazymin Childress, Award, Honor Graduate, Award, UIL Scholar Award, $500, Education First, $325, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $3,000, Stephen F. Austin (first year); Lorena Claro, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Kwanza Colbert $500, Shirley Manuel Acker Nursing Scholarship; Giovanni Cortez, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Stanley Cotton, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Mary Cotton, $1,000, Lamar Orange Womack Scholarship, Band Booster Scholarship, $1,000, Orange County Board of Realtors, $500, Kate Sparrow Memorial Scholarship; James Crabtree, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $250, Williams Diamond Chapter Daughters of American Revolution; David Credeur, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Donavon Crochett, $500 WOSH PTA Scholarship; Kyler Dickerson, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $47,556, Dept. of Army, Montgomery G.I. Bill, $9,000, Dept. of Army, Montgomery G.I. Bill; Nicholas Flores, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Aria Fontenot, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor CordsBand, Booster Scholarship, $100, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $500, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/ Delta PSI Zeta Chapter, Annie B. King Scholarship; Constance Forward, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $7,000, Health Care and Nursing Education Foundation; Shannon Fox, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, $3,000, Stephen F. Austin (first year); Kory Freeman, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Cameshia Garlow, $200, WOSH Cheerleader; Joel Gloston, $46,817, Bacone College; Donte’ Green, $500, WOSH PTA Scholarship; Jalecia Hardin $500, Angie Hughes Memorial Scholarship, $500,  Brett Bird Memorial Scholarship; Dorian Hardin-Hebert, Band Booster Scholarship; Kia Hartfield, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church, $500, Kate Sparrow Memorial Scholarship; Jordan Hays, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Cody Hodge, $250, WOSH Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, $500, David Self Ford Perfect Attendance Scholarship, $100, PTA Perfect Attendance; Leah Hudso, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church; Ortavious Hypolite, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, Award, Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award, 72,000, Stephen F. Austin, 3,000, Stephen F. Austin; Taylor Jaynes, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, Angelina College; John Jefferson, $250, WOSH Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church, $750, Orange County Sheriff Posse Scholarship; Selena Jenkins, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Robert Jiles, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $1,000, Service League of Orange, $52,298, Bacone College; Cheranqua Joulevette, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church; Adrienne Keegan, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church, $300, WOSH Cheerleader, $500, Brett Bird Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, MCT Credit Union Scholarship, $500, Q.B. Culpepper Leadership Award, $500, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/ Delta PSI Zeta Chapter, Annie B. King Scholarship, JoeKing, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Aaron LeBlanc, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award; Jureyon Lynch, $1,000, Lamar Orange Womack Scholarship; Caleb Meadows,Band Booster Scholarship, $250, Williams Diamond Chapter Daughters of American Revolution; Cynthia Minchew, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, Band Booster Scholarship,  Award, Marines Semper Fidelis Band Award, $1,250, McNeese Band Performance Award, $500, McNeese Dept. of Performaing Arts Music, $24,264, McNeese Music Access Award ($3,033/semester); Trameka Mitchell, 1,000, Sue Parrish Cowling Education Fund Scholarship; Tinesha Mix, $1,250, Lamar State College – Port Arthur,  UIL One Act Play Competition; Brittany Murillo, Band Booster Scholarship,  $50, Business Professionals of America; Zeba Nizami, Award, UIL Scholar Award, $2,000, Lamar Orange Presidential Scholarship, $1,000 Valedictorian /Texas Education Agency Valedictorian Scholarship, $1,500, Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, $10,000, Keown Charitable Scholarship Program, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award, $1,500, Best Buy Scholarship; Korri Norwood, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, $1,250, Lamar State College – Port Arthur  UIL One Act Play Competition, $300, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $3,000, Stephen F. Austin, $20,000, Houston Baptist Pres. Academic Award; MeganPhares, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, $500, Sabine Federal Credit Union Teen Club Membership Scholarship, $2,000, Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, $325, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $670, Orange County Texas Exes, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award; Ashley Price, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, $1,000, Sabine Federal Credit Union, $200, WOSH Cheerleader, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award, $8,000, Texas A & M Corpus Christi Academic Award; Matthew Provost, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; RebekahRagsdale, Award, SalutatorianAward, UIL Scholar Award, Award, Army Reserve National Scholar,  Athlete Award, Award, Marines Scholastic Excellence Award, $1,000, State Farm Texas Scholar Athlete Scholarship, $6,000, Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, $350, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award, $28,000, Galveston College Scholarship, ($7,000/year);Kayla Richard, $1,000, St. Therese Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary/ Knights of Peter Claver; Jacory Roberts, $5,000, General University; ElainaRockwell, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Artis Rubin, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords; Andra Sam, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church; Seba Scott, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, Band Booster Scholarship,  $1,000, Sue Parrish Cowling Education Fund Scholarship; Michel’le Simpson, Award, Honor GraduateAward, UIL Scholar Award, $500, Evelyn Marie Williams Nursing Scholarship; Kayla Smith, $300, Black History Scholarship; Latishia Spikes, $500, WOSH PTA Scholarship; Earlisha Thomas, Band Booster Scholarship, $1,500, Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, $250, WOS H PTA/FTA Scholarship; Leola Tyler, Award, Honor Graduate, Award, UIL Scholar Award, $1,500, Orange Lions Club, $500, Orange Rotary Club Award, $500, Kiwanis Club General Scholarship, $1,000, Texas HAHRO Housing Authority; Amanda Ulbrich, Award, Honor Graduate, Award, UIL Scholar Award, $1,000, American Association of University Women, $250, WOSH Drill Team Scholarship; KendallVeitch, Award, Honor Graduate, Award, UIL Scholar Award, $500, Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson Law Firm, $250, WOSH Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, Award, Marines Dist. Athlete Award, $30,000, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Asiane Venkatesan, Band Booster Scholarship; Eliseo Villanueva, $70,965, Dept. of Army, Montgomery G.I. Bill, $30,000, Dept. of Army, Montgomery G.I. Bill; Alayna Vontoure, $500, Mount Olive Baptist Church, $400, WOSH Cheerleader; Kevinique Walker, Band Booster Scholarship, $750, Orange County Sheriff Posse Scholarship; Enrique Warnell, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, $500, WOSH PTA Scholarship; Randy Wuske, $50, Business Professionals of America, $1,250, Lamar State College – Port Arthur  UIL One Act Play Competition; Justin Zylks, Award, LifeShare Blood Center Honor Cords, Band Booster Club scholarships totaled $1,200.

Academic awards in all areas were also presented to West Orange – Stark High School students, grades 9 – 12,  in a separate program.
Tthe Principal’s Award was presented to Asiane Venkatesan, Cynthia Minchew, Andrew de la Puente, and Horace Broussard.
Ortavious Hypolite was named the Oustanding Boy. Rebekah Ragsdale was named Outstanding Girl and also presented with the Citizenship Award.

Cody Hodge and Tanner Bates were also recognized for perfect attendance for their entire school career, from elementary through high school.