KC gaming tournament winners

Kilgore College gaming tournament winners, from left, Nolan Martin, 5th Place; John Galindo-Ingle, 4th Place; Emmanuel Gonzalez, 3rd Place; Brandon Fugler, 2nd Place; and Ty Engledowl, 1st Place.

Students get early scholarships at KC gaming tournament

Kilgore College student Ty Engledowl, of Tatum, took home first prize and a $1,500 scholarship to the school at its “Clash for College” gaming tournament this past week.

The Saturday video game tournament, hosted by the KC Gamers Guild, awarded $4,000 in KC scholarships as prizes for the top five winners of the tournament.

Open to KC students and high school juniors and seniors, it featured Overwatch for Xbox in a one-versus-one double-elimination format.

Brandon Fugler, a senior at Kilgore High School, earned second place and a $1,000 KC scholarship.

Receiving $500 scholarships were Kilgore High senior Emmanuel Gonzalez, third place; White Oak High junior John Galindo-Ingle, and Kilgore College student Nolan Martin, KC student.

Winners of the tournament are also eligible to join KC’s new collegiate eSports team school next year.

For more information on classes about video game development at Kilgore College, contact Mark Stephens at mstephens1@kilgore.edu, or visit www.kilgore.edu/CIT.

ETBU honors Good Samaritans

East Texas Baptist University on Thursday hosted its second annual Good Samaritan Luncheon, honoring two community members who exemplify servant leadership as described in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Recipients were Marshall Wonderland of Lights chairman George Carter and Marshall City Commissioner and William B. Travis Elementary teacher, Gloria Moon.

Keith Hill, vice chair of the university’s board of trustees, said he was proud to stand before the crowd to honor the residents.

ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn noted part of the mission of ETBU, as a Christ-centered institution, is to train up young adults to be Christian servant-leaders. Part of that entails giving of one’s self in service to others, he said. “Certainly George Carter and Gloria Moon reflect this in their lives and how they have given of themselves in their vocational callings and in their community service to Marshall.”

— From Staff Reports