Over 3.1 million dollars in scholarships were earned by Sulphur Springs High School students this school year. The scholarships and other honors were present to students Thursday night during the annual Sulphur Springs High School Honors and Awards Program in the Civic Center Auditorium Thursday night.
Williams noted that the scholarships were presented by some of the finest technical schools in the country as well as Ivy League schools and the military academy. He said he would put up the students at Sulphur Springs against students from any school in the nation.
At the end of the program, High School Principal Josh Williams closed the evening with these remarks many of them aimed at underclassmen. Williams reminded the students that they live in a nation that is still one nation under God and the land of opportunity if they “are willing to roll up their shirt sleeves” and go to work. He said that if students are willing to work, “it’s there for you”. He stated that earning rewards was what has made this country great. “If you haven’t been working as hard as you ought to it’s not to late,” Williams stated to those present.
Ariel Gonzalez received both a $212,220 Academic Scholar Award to Brown University and a $56,535 academic achievement scholarship to Dartmouth. Payton Howard received an appointment to West Point Military Academy as well as scholarships from SMU. Athletic scholarships were presented to three Lady Cats and seven Wildcats totaling $290,714. A number of other colleges and universities also presented scholarships.
Colleges and universities were not the only ones awarding financial scholarships. Among those awarding scholarships, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, Sulphur Spring Rotary Club, Lions Club, Farmers Electric Coop, Grocery Supply, City National Bank, Hopkins County Professional Land Tittle Company, and others.