TIFT Awards Seventeen Scholarships

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in News, Scholarships

The TIFT Executive Board is pleased to announce that it has awarded annual scholarships of $2000 per recipient to 17 outstanding young people. Each was selected on the basis of personal tournament involvement and volunteer work, and grades.

The following scholarship recipients will each receive scholarships towards tuition, books, lab fees and other direct expenses at the accredited college or technical school of their choice:


Alison Magouirk is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Magouirk of Harlingen and currently attends Blinn College. She plans to pursue a career as a dentist, dental hygienist or oral surgeon.

Austin Pinkerton, the son of Robert and Veronica Pinkerton of Laguna Vista, is a sophomore at Texas A & M University, seeking a small business owner degree and a career as a real estate broker.

Cameron Guin, a junior at Pan American University, is the son of Johnny and Linda Guin of Weslaco. His college major is business management.

Cari Klostermann, who is currently a junior at Texas A & M University, is the daughter of Dan and Norma Klostermann of Raymondville. She is majoring in horse reproduction and ag business.

Charles Barnett is the son of Charles and Janie Barnett of Dallas and is currently attending Texas A & M University. His career interests include civil engineering and construction science.

Colin Eubanks is the son of George Eubanks and Penni McCormick of Harlingen and a graduate of Harlingen High School. Colin will be attending Blinn College to pursue his interests in construction science and ag leadership and development.

Daniel Daigle, the son of Patty Daigle of Los Fresnos, is a graduate of Port Isabel High School and plans to attend Universal Technical Institute to focus on a career as a diesel technician or diesel engineer.

Devin Stiers a graduate of Veterans Memorial High School in Mission, plans to attend Angelo State University to focus on farm and ranch management and agribusiness.

Hunter Green, who currently attend Northwest Vista Community College, is the son of Billy Green of McAllen and Gail Gonzales of San Antonio. With career interests in radio/TV and broadcasting/producing, Hunter is considering colleges that include Northwest Vista, Texas State University, and USTA.

JoAnn Hervey is the daughter of Charles and Patricia Hervey and is currently a sophomore at Texas State University, where she is majoring in speech and language pathology.

Kaylin Infante, a graduate of Port Isabel High School, is the daughter of Martin and Darlene Infante. She will be pursuing career interests in motor development at one of the following colleges: Blinn College, Our Lady of the Lake University, or Texas A & M.

Kiersten Stiers, the daughter of Darryl and Laura Stiers of South Padre Island, Kiersten is a graduate of Port Isabel High School. She plans to attend Texas State University to major in kinesiology.

Kurtis Lester, the son of Rick and Terresa Lester of League City, is a graduate of Clear Creek High School and plans to attend Texas Tech to pursue interests in chemical engineering, international business and political science.

Lauren Bothwell is the daughter of Timothy and Heather Bothwell of Harlingen and is currently a junior at The University of Texas at Austin. Lauren is majoring in marketing and finance.

Madeline Rowe is the daughter of James Rowe and Carrie Buchen of Harlingen and currently attends Texas State University, pursuing her majors in photography and marketing. Mattie is the official hostess of the 75th TIFT.

McKenzie Brunnemann is the daughter of Mark and Melody Brunnemann of Weslaco. McKenzie is a graduate of Weslaco High School and plans to attend Texas A & M University at College Station to major in international marketing and agribusiness.

Nicholas Bomarito. The son of Dennis and Beth Bomarito of South Padre Island, Nicholas is a graduate of Port Isabel High School and plans to attend Texas A & M to major in ocean engineering.

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