TYLER, Texas, July 2, 2018 – Three recently graduated high school seniors from Arkansas were named winners in the “Because History Matters” scholarship program, sponsored by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores.
Kevin Crumpton Jr. from Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff was named the first-place winner in Arkansas and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his original essay about President Barack Obama’s impact on history. Second place and a $3,000 scholarship were awarded to Khalil Brownlee from Malvern High School in Malvern for his essay on Dr. Samuel L. Kountz. Abigail Herrin from Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff placed third, receiving a $1,500 scholarship for her essay on Madame C.J. Walker.
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.”