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10 area military children selected to receive scholarships

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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 pm

Scholarships for Military Children is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Services including active duty, retirees, Guard or Reserves, and children of deceased military personnel.

More than 5,000 graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students applied for the scholarships at commissaries worldwide.

Manufacturers and organizations that do business with the commissary system funded the scholarships.

The Fisher House Foundation administers the program through scholarship managers.

Applicants for the 2012 program were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, and demonstrate leadership qualities.

The essay subject was "Whose four faces would you place on a 21st Century Mount Rushmore type of monument and why?"

Area winners of the annual Scholarships for Military Children program are:

Madeleine Bair of Fort Hood, Main Commissary.

Bair plans to enroll at the University of Texas at Austin.

Her activities include: National Honor Society, captain of the swim team, Family Readiness Group, IB recruiting, UIL Literary Analysis Team.

Bair's $1,500 scholarship was funded through PepsiCo.

She is the daughter of John Bair.

Preston Braswell of Killeen, Main Commissary.

Braswell plans to enroll at Emmanuel College.

His activities include: a mission trip to Navajo, varsity basketball, honor roll, junior PGA participant and Praise Band.

Braswell's $1,500 scholarship was funded through PepsiCo.

He is the son of Jamie and Jamie Braswell.

Patrick Brito of Fort Hood, Warrior Way Commissary.

Brito plans to enroll at Ohio State University.

His activities include: National Honor Society, Beta Club, Texas Boys' State, Debate Team, and AAU Summer Track.

Brito's $1,500 scholarship was funded through J. M. Smucker Co.

He is the son of Gary and Michelle Brito.

Deanna Gilbert of Killeen, Warrior Way Commissary.

Gilbert plans to enroll at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Her activities include: Red Cross Youth Program, Children Ministry, Meals for Minds, mentor and Hurricane Ike volunteer.

Gilbert's $1,500 scholarship was funded through J. M. Smucker Co.

She is the daughter of Donald and Martha Gilbert.

Cassady Hossenlopp of Belton, Goodfellow Air Force Base Commissary.

Hossenlopp plans to attend Angelo State University.

Her activities include: Tri-Beat, Honors Program, HSA secretary, Student Government Association and Volunteer Stars.

Hossenlopp's $1,500 scholarship was funded through Reynolds Consumer Products.

She is the daughter of Paul and Shelley Hossenlopp.

Paul Hossenlopp of Belton, Main Commissary.

Hossenlopp plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

His activities include National Honor Society, Key Club, president of Art Club, Chess Club and campus cleanup.

Hossenlopp's $1,500 scholarship was funded through PepsiCo.

He is the son of Paul and Shelley Hossenlopp.

Katherine Laky of Harker Heights, Main Commissary.

Laky plans to attend Texas A&M University.

Her activities include: Scott & White WTW volunteer, Intramural soccer, Boys & Girls Club, Magnified Nursing Home volunteer and Texas A&M Physicians' volunteer.

Laky's $1,500 scholarship was funded through PepsiCo.

Her parents are Peter Lakey and Joan Ingram.

Alecia Pace of Killeen, Main Commissary.

Pace plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

Her activities include: NHS, choir, youth ministry, teacher's aide and Bioscience Institute.

Pace's $1,500 scholarship was funded through PepsiCo.

Her parents are Carver and Jeanette Pace.

Christopher Wiggins of Harker Heights, Main Commissary.

Wiggins plans to attend Texas A&M University.

His activities include: Bowling Club, safety officer, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), NHS, president, church youth drama team, and drumline.

His parents are Charles and Christina Wiggins.

John Wood of Harker Heights, Warrior Way Commissary.

Wood plans to attend Texas A&M University.

His activities include: Eagle Scout, National Honor Society, football, wrestling, and Junior ROTC PT team.

Wood's $1,500 scholarship was funded through J. M. Smucker Co.

He is the son of Frank Wood.

— Compiled by Teresa Tankersley

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