Dr. Charles Patterson, former Killeen superintendent and Patterson Middle School namesake, was the guest speaker at the 2013 League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4535 Installation and Scholarship Banquet on Saturday.

“The goal of scholarship recipients should be to strive to be of value instead of working to become a success,” Patterson said. “Mother Teresa’s value impacted the society which made her a success.”

Students received $1,000 scholarships for their community service.

“As recipients, their qualifications included a commitment to serve within the community through LULAC activities,” Vice President Julia Villaronga said.

More than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 80 recipients since 2003, President Raul Villaronga said.

Scholarship recipients were Janet Suarez, Margarita Villarreal, Christine Paige, Brianna Reyes, Marielys Vargas, Brandon Gonzales, Krystal Tapia, Nereida Medina, Alyssia Tirado, Matthew Coble, Kim Rodriguez and Matthew Coble.

Other awards presented were 2013 Hispanic of the Year to Michelle Deckle, Police Officer of the Year to Tramaine Jenkins and Firefighter of the Year Darren Morphis. Albert Hernandez was recognized as chaplain.

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