SAN ANTONIO â€“ Reggie Halfmann of Garden City, Texas, was selected to receive the 2012 All American Scholar Award sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance, the nationâ€™s eighth largest fraternal life insurer. Each year, Catholic Life awards 35 scholarships worth $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who excel in their academic studies and dedicate themselves to making a difference in their communities through active volunteerism.
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The All American Scholar Award was designed to offset tuition costs for young Catholic Life members attending an accredited college or university in the fall semester immediately following their senior year of high school. This award recognizes those special individuals who have dedicated their valuable time and efforts to helping others while remaining devoted to their academic studies and Catholic Life Insurance strives to reward this high degree of selfless commitment.
Halfmann, who plans to attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock, is the son of Nathan and Gena Halfmann. Halfmann submitted an impressive resume of extracurricular activities which includes football, basketball, FFA, UIL Academics, Student Council, National Honor Society and 4-H Livestock Judging. He has volunteered with the Glasscock County Community Center, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).
Other 2012 recipients include: Kyndal Bippert of Floresville, Alysson Bluhm of Hobson, Heath Farrell and Emily Thompson of Houston, Kalla Gaertner of Moulton, Caleb Green and Brittany Palmer of San Antonio, Hunter Haas of Bellaire, Troy Halfmann and Kimberlyn Schwartz of San Angelo, Karlynn Hartman of Umbarger, Sarah Hermes of Victoria, Brooke Hoelscher of Temple, Stewart Hohensee of Paint Rock, Lauren Howes of Adkins, Kaitlyn Jarzombek and Scott Lyssy of Falls City, Kali Kocian of Shiner, Eli Kresta of El Campo, Alyson Lyssy and Kelsey Ricketson of Midland, Samantha Moore of Cedar Creek, Cole Mund and Ashley Pesek of Needville, Abbey Multer of Rowena, Margaret Oâ€™Neil of Columbus, Dylan Reiley of League City, Riley Rychetsky of Robstown, Brittney Schreiber, Lucas Veitenheimer, Harlee Vieth and Mary Wolf of Windthorst, Dava Smetana of Eola, and Hannah Treptow of Hallettsville.
The scholarship is open to Catholic Life members who are graduating high school seniors. Scholarship winners are selected based on their community service, demonstration of leadership qualities and scholastic achievement. To apply for the 2013 All American Scholar Award, view the criteria and application online at www.cliu.com or contact the Communications Department at 800-292-2548. The deadline for the upcoming academic year is March 1, 2013.