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Stockyard Rotary Scholarship Announce This Year’s Winners

On a quiet Friday evening, five (5) homeschool students gathered in a north Fort Worth home to compete for the Stockyards Rotary Scholarship. Holding their transcripts and speech notes, they were both excited and nervous because this was their chance for a full ride scholarship to TCC courtesy of the Stockyard Rotary Club.

The Stockyards Rotary, which was founded in 1913, has been giving out scholarships since 1915. Today they help kids across Tarrant County obtain scholarships to Tarrant County Community College. Don Klick, past president said: “We are impressed with the student and parents effort. The quality of the students speeches, transcripts and community service were outstanding. The club is looking forward to their academic success as well as their becoming good citizens of our community.”

The panel to review the candidates were Veronica Merrill, incoming President, Don Klick, a past president, Tim Matheus, community leader, and Jube Dankworth, COO of Texas Home Educators. Jube mentioned “we are so appreciative of the Stockyards Rotary for reaching out to the homeschool community. Our students come from one income families and work hard to qualify for college.”


There were 5 candidates competing and at the end there were 2 students who received a scholarship, Brisa Wattleworth and Asher Heckman. Brisa is studying to be a medical examiner, while Asher, an Eagle Scout, will be studying welding at TCC.

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