Frenship Foundation for Leadership gives 24 character scholarships

These Frenship High School students are pictured with Cindy Stephens, director of Frenship Foundation for Leadership. Stephens is in the upper left corner. The students are recipients of a character scholarship from the foundation.

These Frenship High School students are pictured with Cindy Stephens, director of Frenship Foundation for Leadership. Stephens is in the upper left corner. The students are recipients of a character scholarship from the foundation.

The Frenship Foundation for Leadership has announced the names of 24 seniors who will receive a character scholarship.

Scholarship recipients are:

Andrea Anthony
Daughter of Tony and Lisa Anthony
FHS activities: Basketball, track and National Honor Society
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Pediatric nursing
What does it mean to have good character? “I believe it means doing what is right when no one is looking and putting others before yourself.”

Lauren Barinque
Daughter of Mark and Romola Barinque
FHS activities: Basketball, track, National Honor Society, student council and HOSA
Plans to attend: Texas A&M
Plans to study: Microbiology
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is determined by a person who exhibits characteristics such as honesty, sincerity and trustworthiness, and has a sense of pride for themselves and others.”

Ashley Barney
Daughter of Todd and Nichole Barney
FHS activities: National Honor Society, Frenship Art Club vice president, math tutor and individual and group volunteer projects including Mission Lubbock’s Backpack program
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Pre-veterinary medicine
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character can be defined as ‘You are what you do.’ It takes a lifetime of continuous development that can be lost in an instant with one bad decision or action. Good character is the most valuable asset that you have. It is who you are, what you stand for and what makes others believe in you. I believe that good character should represent what you put into a situation regardless of the outcome or any recognition. Good character is one thing that is always with you and no one can take it from you.”

Sean Barnett
Son of Chance and Stacey Barmett
FHS activities: National Honor Society, FFA, Skills USA Law Enforcement, football, band and baseball
Plans to attend: Texas Tech Honors College
Plans to study: Sociology with a specialization in criminology
What does it mean to have good character? “Having good character means that a person sets a good example by doing what is expected of them even if no one else is around.”

Alyson Chauncey
Daughter of Ed and Becky Chauncey
FHS activities: Captain of the color guard, National Honor Society and DECA
Plans to attend: South Plains College and Texas Tech
Plans to study: Physical therapy or sports nutrition
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is all about respecting others and respecting yourself. It’s about performing every action and reaction with good intention, providing the ultimate service to others in need, and about making a positive impact on those who surround you. It takes a lot to be somebody who has good character and is willing to sacrifice, lead or provide for others who need it more than oneself.”

McKenzie Eaker
Daughter of Melvin and Christie Eaker
FHS activities: Pom, National Honor Society, PTSA and Life Skills aid
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Public relations and sports broadcasting
What does it mean to have good character? “‘Not only so, but we also glorify in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope.’ — Romans 5:3-4.”

Trevor Eulenbach
Son of Jay Eulenbach and Sarah Eulenbach
FHS activities: Football and baseball
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Energy commerce
What does it mean to have good character? “Having good character, to me, is being able to sacrifice personal glory in order to help others reach their potential.”

Blakley Higgins
Daughter of Martin and Dawndra Higgins
FHS activities: Choir, cross country, National Honor Society, DECA, National Technical Honor Society, class officer, basketball and track
Plans to attend: Texas Christian University
Plans to study: Nursing with a minor in Spanish
What does it mean to have good character? “To me, good character means doing things that are pleasing to God even when no one is watching, ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men.’ — Colossians 3:23”

Ashtyn Kahn
Daughter of Michael and Angie Kahn
FHS activities: National Honor Society, Bell Crew, B-Team Ballers, DECA, varsity tennis, Life Skills student aid and History Club
Plans to attend: Tarleton State University
Plans to study: Communications and public relations
What does it mean to have good character? “Having good character means to be the type of person that maintains good character even when no one is looking. A quote that I feel like describes good character is, ‘You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.’ — Nicholas Sparks”

Daniel McGill
Son of Dr. Thomas and Millie McGill
FHS activities: Varsity cross country, varsity choir, varsity track, UIL journalism team and treasurer of National Honor Society
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Business
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is the willingness to stand by one’s beliefs no matter how difficult, uncomfortable or unpopular such a stand becomes.”

Jason Murrillo
Son of Herman and Ramona Murillo
FHS activities: Athletics, fine arts and auto tech
Plans to attend: Colorado School of Mines
Plans to study: Petroleum engineering
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is to understand your responsibilities as a role model. Responsibilities that a role model might want are integrity, honor, respect, trustworthiness, kindness, self-control and to treat everyone equal as you would want to be treated.”

Meagan Olive
Daughter of Jonathan and Melissa Olive
FHS activities: Dance
Plans to attend: South Plains College
Plans to study: Physical therapy
What does it mean to have good character? “I feel like good character is a choice; you can choose to have it or not to have it. Throughout high school, I always gave the best I could give, always offering help if it was needed. I’m a very positive thinker and always try to make people feel as special as they are. Good character is often an attitude or an action; good character to me (is) being the best you that you can be, no matter what the circumstances.”

Ryan Opton
Son of Eric and Laura Opton
FHS activities: Honor band, marching band, National Honor Society, UIL academics
Plans to attend: Pepperdine University
Plans to study: English
What does it mean to have good character? “Having good character means knowing where you stand and what you should do, then actually following through.”

Emily Pettiet
Daughter of Brad and Karon Pettiet
FHS activities: National Honor Society president, varsity volleyball and UIL social studies team member
Plans to attend: Texas A&M
Plans to study: Biomedical engineering
What does it mean to have good character? “In simplest form, good character is how one acts when no one else is watching. Doing the right thing while expecting nothing in return reflects good character. A person who exhibits good character is trustworthy, respects others, is responsible for their actions, is always fair and cares deeply about others.”

Mackenzie Pierce
Daughter of Brian and LaDawna Pierce
FHS activities: National Honor Society, captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, more than 50 hours of volunteer work and a Life Skills helper
Plans to attend: Texas Tech
Plans to study: Business
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is doing the right thing all of the time, even when no one is watching.”

William Dane Powell
Son of Matt and Christie Powell
FHS activities: Baseball, football and National Honor Society
Plans to attend: University of Oklahoma
Plans to study: Dermatology
What does it mean to have good character? “Having good character means that one should always be polite, helpful, honest and sincere.”

Madison Rawls
Daugher of Randy Rawls and Shelly Fanelli
FHS activities: National Honor Society, Bell Crew and B-Team Ballers
Plans to attend: Texas A&M
Plans to study: Nutritional sciences
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character, to me, means always doing what is right and always sticking to your morals even when others are not. To not just follow the crowd, but boldly stand for your believes is the true test of character.”

Matthew Robinson
Son of Greg and Angela Robinson
FHS activities: Frenship FFA, showing pigs, judging land, football and baseball
Plans to attend: West Texas A&M
Plans to study: Ag business
What does it mean to have good character? “I think that being a trustworthy and dependable person shows very good character.”

Hannah Rogers
Daughter of Randy and Leeta Rogers
FHS activities: Band
Plans to attend: Baylor University
Plans to study: Biblical and related languages
What does it mean to have good character? “Good character is the ability to put aside your needs for the sake of others.”

Jordan Smith
Son of Matt and Jennifer Smith
FHS activities: National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FFA and Superintendent Advisory Council
Plans to attend: Texas Tech Honors College
Plans to study: Animal science
What does it mean to have good character? “To me, having good character is being the type of person that will stand up for what is right and for what they believe in. Having good character means that you are a person of your word and that you have integrity throughout your daily life no matter what you are doing. Having good character means that you are the kind of person that people can depend on, especially when you say you are going to do something.”

Jordan Weathers
Son of David and Jacquelyn Weathers
FHS activities: FFA and National Honor Society
Plans to attend: West Texas A&M
Plans to study: Ag science
What does it mean to have good character? “True character is revealed in the face of adversity. Life is full of peaks and valleys. A person of good character will not let either define who they are.”

Abbey Whatley
Daughter of Julie and Wade Whatley
FHS activities: National Honor Society and president of Student Council
Plans to attend: West Texas A&M University
Plans to study: Biology
What does it mean to have good character? “I feel good character is a trait where one is reliable and trustworthy in all that one does.”

Tessa Renae Wilson
Daughter of Cliff and Jennifer Wilson
FHS activities: National Honor Society, student council, FFA and special education aid.
Plans to attend: West Texas A&M
Plans to study: Special education
What does it mean to have good character? “I believe to have good character, a person does the right thing whether someone is looking or not.”

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