From staff reports

Tatum senior receives $12,000 scholarship

An organization recently named Tatum High School’s Harrison Skinner the recipient of a $12,000 scholarship to be awarded over the course of four years.

Military Family Support Trust awarded Skinner the Coy and Winifred Cowan Scholarship. Skinner plans to attend Lousiana Tech University.

Established in 1993, Military Family Support Trust awards 16 of the scholarships annually to recipients who must provide proof of family military service, past or present.

Judging criteria is based on leadership, scholarship and financial need, according to the organization.

3 awarded youth expo scholarships

The Gregg County Youth Expo Board recently awarded scholarships to three area students.

The $400 scholarships were given to recent graduates James Langley and Olivia Sipes, both of White Oak High School, and Leah Burgess of Gladewater High School.

Sipes was involved in band, cross country, track, basketball, National Honor Society and FFA. She showed rabbits and Grand Champion dessert projects this year at the Gregg County Youth Expo. She will be attending Northwestern State University in the fall to study radiology.

Burgess was involved in the Texas Association of Future Educators, National Honor Society and FFA. She showed swine, agricultural mechanics and dessert projects at the Gregg County Youth Expo this year. She will be attending Kilgore College and majoring in agricultural business.

Langley was an active member of UIL Academic teams, National Honor Society, tennis, band and FFA. He exhibited the Grand Champion agricultural mechanics project at the Gregg County Youth Expo this year. Langley will be attending LeTourneau University this fall to major in engineering.

This was the inaugural year for the Gregg County Youth Expo, which was held in January. The expo is an annual project show for student exhibitors who are members of 4-H and FFA chapters in Gregg County.