Texas students awarded scholarships from Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market
TYLER, Texas, June 14, 2018 – Five recently graduated high school students from Texas were named winners in the “Because History Matters” scholarship program, sponsored by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores.
Lawrence Robinson from Red Oak High School in Red Oak was named the first-place winner in Texas and received a $5,000 scholarship for his original essay about John Love’s impact on history. Second place and a $3,000 scholarship were awarded to Rebecca Strub from Big Sandy High School in Big Sandy for her essay on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jordan Miller from Commerce High School in Commerce placed third, receiving a $1,500 scholarship for his essay on Jackie Robinson.
Sarah Day from Lindale High School in Lindale was awarded a $3,000 scholarship as a recipient of Brookshire Grocery Co.’s Employee Scholarship for her essay on Jackie Robinson. Kaylee Fyffe from Gilmer High School in Gilmer received a $1,500 Employee Scholarship for her essay about Ruby Nell Bridges.
Brookshire Grocery Co. awarded $38,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the three states where the Company operates stores (Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas), including separate scholarships for Company employees. Recipients were selected based on the content of their essay, along with their academic achievement, financial need and demonstration of leadership including awards, achievements, extracurricular activities and community service. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher was required to apply.
“Our Company is proud to offer this scholarship program that celebrates history and spotlights outstanding students in communities we serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are excited to recognize these deserving recipients for their accomplishments as student leaders in our communities and provide support as they further their education.”
About BGC: Brookshire Grocery Co. is a family business that operates over 180 stores in three states –
Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas -- with three distribution centers. Known for friendly service, clean stores
and strong community support, BGC is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.