The Texas International Fishing Tournament and TIFT Endowment Fund Boards of Directors are pleased to announce that 15 outstanding young people have been selected to receive $2,000 scholarships. Each was selected on the basis of personal tournament involvement and grades.
The $30,000 in total scholarship monies will be funded through the TIFT Endowment Fund, a 501 c (3) program that was set up by the TIFT Board several years ago to ensure its scholarship program would continue to grow and develop. The total monies to be awarded in 2013 mark an increase of more than one-third over previous years. Funds are payable through the student’s colleges and can be used only for tuition, books, lab fees and other direct expenses at the accredited school of their choice.
This year’s recipients include:
Alexandra Rowe—Twenty year old Alexandra Rowe is the 2013 TIFT Hostess and will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The daughter of Dr. James Rowe of Harlingen and Carrie Rowe of Harlingen, Alexandra is currently a junior at Texas Tech University and is enrolled in the Pre-Law Program.
Alexa Ray—Alexa is the daughter of Capt. Bryan and Mary Ray of Laguna Vista and is a senior at Port Isabel High School. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, or Texas Christian University in the fall. Here career interests include radio, television, film and public relations.
Alison Magouirk—A senior at Harlingen High School South, Alison is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Magouirk. She plans to attend Texas A & M University, Texas A & M Corpus Christi, or Blinn Community College to pursue her interests in dentistry and marine biology.
Bailey Miller—The daughter of James and Becky Miller of Harlingen, Bailey is a senior at Harlingen High School and also attends Texas State Technical College. She plans to attend Texas A & M University and major in business and communications.
Cameron Curry—A senior at Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL, Cameron is the son of Capt. Eddie Curry of South Padre Island and Mary Curry of Sarasota, FL. He plans to attend culinary school at Jhonson and Wales to become a chef.
Cari Klostermann—Cari is the daughter of Dan and Norma Klostermann of Raymondville and is currently a sophomore at Texas A & M University, where her career interests include Equine Reproduction Management and Veterinary Technician.
Clayton Jones—A senior at Weslaco High School, Clayton is the son of Mike and Kelli Jones of Weslaco. He also currently attends South Texas College and plans to enroll at Texas A & M University to pursue a degree in Business and Engineering and Construction Science.
Hunter Green—The son of Billy Green of Edinburg and Gail and Jerry Gonzales of San Antonio, Hunter is a senior at Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio. He has narrowed his college choices to San Antonio Community College, Texas State University, or Texas Tech University. He plans to major in civil engineering and mechanical engineering.
Jared Guerrero—A senior at Harlingen High School, Jared is the son of Jaime and Lisa Guerrero of Harlingen. His plans include attending Texas A & M University to major in Spatial Sciences.
JoAnn Hervey—The daughter of Charles and Patricia Hervey of San Benito, JoAnn is a senior at Rio Hondo High School and will be attending Texas State University, where she plans to major in marketing and education.
Katelyn Richards—A senior at South Texas High School for Professionals, Katelyn is the daughter of Travis and Shelley Richards of Edinburg. She plans to attend Texas A & M University to pursue a career in medicine.
Kieler Gentry—The son of Kip and Sandy Gentry of South Padre Island, Kieler is a senior at Port Isabel High School. He would like to attend Texas A & M University, Texas State University or Oklahoma State University to pursue career interests in wildlife and fisheries sciences and business.
Madeline Rowe—Madeline is the daughter of Dr. James Rowe of Harlingen and Carrie Rowe of Harlingen and is a senior at Harlingen High School. She will be attending Texas State University with interests that include photography and marketing.
Michael Curry—Michael is a senior at Port Isabel High School and is the son of Capt. Eddie Curry of South Padre Island and Mary Curry of Sarasota, FL. His colleges of choice include Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Texas-Pan American, and the University of South Florida. His career interests include marine biology and environmental engineering.
Thomas Human—Thomas is a freshman at Texas A & M University and is the son of Joseph and Lu Human of Port Isabel. He is majoring in agricultural business.