GBRA awards 12 academic scholarships

Jaden Lewis received a scholarship from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. He plans to attend Victoria College, where he intends to study electrical instrumentation.

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority officials have awarded three $2,000 academic scholarships and nine $1,000 academic scholarships to area students within GBRA's 10-county district. The scholarships, presented annually, are part of GBRA's Employee Volunteer Program.

Scholarship recipients are:

Seguin

Shaelynn Scott is a graduate of Seguin High School in Guadalupe County. Scott will be attending St. Phillips College at San Antonio, where she will study to become a veterinary medicine technician. Scott plans to work in the veterinary medicine field.

Brooke Terry is a graduate of Seguin High School in Guadalupe County. Terry will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station, where she will major in animal science with the ultimate goal of being a veterinarian.

Gonzales

Stacey Havel is a graduate of Gonzales High School. Havel plans to attend Texas A&M University at College Station, where she will major in business. In high school, Havel was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Youth Leadership Team, Apache Flames Dance Team, Interact Club and Future Scientist.

Karli Downey is a graduate of Gonzales High School. Downey plans to attend Texas State University at San Marcos, where she will major in radiation therapy. Downey's goal as a radiation therapist is to help people overcome cancer.

Matthew Jandt is a graduate of Gonzales High School. Jandt plans to attend Lincoln College of Technology at Grand Prairie, where he will major in diesel and automotive engines. Jandt plans to work at a dealership after graduation.

Canyon Lake

Brookelynn Helmke is a graduate of Canyon Lake High School in Comal County. Helmke plans to attend Texas State University at San Marcos, where she will major in engineering technology. Helmke says, "I look forward to being an engineer and using my practice to make the environment and work force a better place."

Comfort

Karen Taylor is a graduate of Comfort High School in Kendall County. Taylor plans to attend Texas A&M University at College Station, where she will major in human resources. While in high school, Taylor was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, FFA, band, and junior and senior athletics.

Goliad

Jake Schneider is a graduate of Goliad High School. Schneider will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas, where he will major in computer science. Schneider's goal is to work in the field of computer technology.

San Marcos

Logan Hanzel is a graduate of San Marcos High School in Hays County. Hanzel will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station, working toward a degree in mechanical engineering. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Varsity Football Team, and Junior Varsity Football & Baseball Teams. Hanzel also participated in many community volunteer activities.

Michael Montana is a graduate of Jack C. Hays High School in Hays County. Montana will be attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he will major in kinesiology. Montana's goal is to be a physical therapist.

Victoria

Jaden Lewis is a graduate of Victoria West High School. Lewis will be attending Victoria College, where he will major in electrical instrumentation.

San Antonio

Andrea Urrutia is a graduate of Incarnate Word High School in Bexar County. Urrutia will be attending Texas Tech University at Lubbock, where she will major in chemistry. Urrutia's lifelong dream is to be a pharmacist.