2018 Crossroad Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 My Community Crossroads Scholarship Winners!
Every year, My Community awards six (or more) $2500 scholarships to deserving members who have demonstrated academic achievement and desire to pursue higher education. It is our honor to help our members achieve their education goals.
Awards were based on academic achievement, writing assessments, recommendations, and transcripts, as well as the student’s potential, character, leadership and financial need.
Cassi is a Greenwood High School student graduating this spring. She has played basketball all four years of high school, as well as being a part of student organizations such as Interact and NHS. Cassi plans on attending the University of Texas this fall majoring in Biochemistry in hopes of moving on to dental school upon college graduation.
Julia is excited to attend Texas A&M University in the fall, where she will be pursuing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, and then a Master of Science in Business. Julia was born in Houston, Texas and has resided in Denver, Tulsa and has loved living in West Texas for the past 7 years. She has enjoyed playing varsity basketball for Trinity School of Midland, earning Defensive MVP her Junior and Senior Year. She also enjoyed running cross country. She earned the title of Trustee Scholar every year through her high school career. She is also actively involved in her church, spending time singing in the choir and serving as a counselor on retreats. Julia loves giving back to her in her volunteer work with the Numana Food Kitchen and with the Bynum School Share Program. One of Julia’s favorite activities involved preparing and leading a Bible Study for young girls. She also helped organize Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with several of her friends from Trinity School. She loved going on a mission trip to work with Kids Across America. Julia is very grateful for the generous scholarship she is receiving from My Community Credit Union. She loves learning and is looking forward to beginning her college adventures.
Isabelle attended Grady ISD, a small high school in Lenorah, Texas where she graduated top of her class. She is currently a freshman at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Isabelle hopes to earn her Master’s Degree in Science of Nursing and become a family nurse practitioner. For this academic year, Isabelle was elected to represent the nursing department on UTPB’s Student Senate. Through senate, she was able to experience the joy of giving to her fellow peers and UTPB as a community. Donating and working blood drives, food banks and university events has helped and continues to help Isabelle accomplish her dreams. She is excited to represent the department for the 2018-2019 academic year and will continue to make progress in this community. Isabelle gives all the glory to God for the many blessings.
Cylie was raised in Midland, Texas and is the oldest daughter of four. She graduated in 2017 as the Valedictorian of her class. Cylie is currently a first-year undergraduate student at Texas Tech University. She is majoring in Finance at the Rawls College of Business, where she recently made the President’s List. Cylie is also working part time as a law clerk in downtown Lubbock.
Sema’Jis currently an undergraduate student at Abilene Christian University. He will be playing football for Abilene Christian University as a quarterback this season. Sema’J is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on nursing and hopes to pursue a career in Sports Medicine or Nursing. He is a 2017 graduate of Midland Lee where he received several accolades as a student athlete, lettering all 4 years in basketball and named all district. He is a 2 year letterman in football, named both all district and all academics. Sema’J was a member of the Spanish Honor Society as well as the National Honor High School Society. He hopes the he can apply and utilize his education in a field which he is very passionate about – Science. He has been a member of My Community Credit Union for five years and has had opportunities to participate in some of the community activities provided by the Credit Union. Sema’J feels truly blessed and grateful for the Scholarship provided to him and would like to thank the My Community Credit union family for being such a support to him.
Owusu is a senior at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He originally hails from Thana-West Africa but was raised in Toronto-Canada. He is currently completing a dual degree in Business Marketing and Political Science. Obie served on the UTPB Student Senate in 2016 as their Public Relations Officer and pioneered lobbying efforts to enhance the incorporation of internships into the academic curriculum. In 2017, Obie was awarded a competitive scholarship to participate in the highly selective Bill Archer Fellowship Program in Washington, DC where he lived while interning with Congressman Andy Biggs at the US Capitol Hill. He also interned with “Innocents at Risk”, working on humanitarian endeavors geared at curbing child trafficking globally. While living in Canada, Obie was a realtor specializing in real estate sales and development as well as staying involved with Ghana Association of Hamilton and Empowered Squared where he hosted events to promote Pan-African unity in the community. At UTPB, Obie leads a campus based-ministry called “Winners Fellowship” that gathers students at UTPB and neighboring colleges for worship and prayer. He is eager to influence students to make good decisions in life and strive for the optimal best in their life and education. After graduation, Obie plans to attain his Master’s in Business Administration followed by a J.D.
Ashley is a first-generation high school and college graduate. She migrated to the United States at the age of 5 and attended school in Midland, Texas. As a child, Ashley attended Crockett Elementary, Gifted Education of Midland (GEM), and Carver Center. In middle school, Ashley attended San Jacinto Junior High School and then pursued a challenging education at Early College High School at Midland College. At the age of 18, Ashley graduated early in the fall of 2017 with both her high school diploma and a 75 college credit hour associate of science degree. She is currently attending the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, in which she is studying mechanical engineering, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020.
Joseph is a senior at Midland High School, graduating in the top 10% of the class. Joseph is a member of the National Honor Society and Academic Letterman 9th-12th grades. He is President of the MHS robotics Club and team captain for the MHS First Tech Challenge Robotic team 4906 Junkyard Dawgs in 2017 and 2018. The Robotics Team qualified for Super Regionals in 2016 and regionals in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Joseph is an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Scouting honor society. He serves as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 152. Joseph plans to attend Texas Tech University and major in Computer Science.
Joseph was born and raised in Midland, Texas by his mother, Adena Barron. Joseph graduated from Midland High School in 2017. In high school he participated in several sports; basketball, football and track, but his passion has been for football. Joseph was on the Varsity team for two years and was named Second team All-District in 2017. He is currently a first-year undergraduate student at West Texas A&M, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sports and Exercise Science. Joseph is also a member of the West Texas A&M football team as middle linebacker. Upon graduation, he has a desire to enlist in the Navy to begin his career. Joseph feels blessed and grateful to be able to continue his education at West Texas A&M and is very thankful to My Community Credit Union for making this possible as a recipient of this Scholarship.
Crossroads Scholarship Reception
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