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December 16th, 2013
The Valero Alamo Bowl Gives Back

This year the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship Program is awarding $200,000 in scholarships to 40 local high school seniors. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the school of their choosing next fall.

Students from over 70 local area high schools applied for the Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship, with the 40 winners being selected on December 4.

The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship recipients will be presented with their scholarship certificate at the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship Luncheon tomorrow at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.  In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will also be given three complimentary tickets to the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl on Monday, December 30 courtesy of Frost, and will be recognized on the field during the game. Below is a list of the 40 recipients:

Matthew Baiza, John Jay High School

Noah Bice, Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Paige Cheatham, Saint Mary’s Hall High School

Jonathan Check, James Madison High School

Kevin Cortinas, Thomas Jefferson High School

David Cruz, Southside High School

William Fletcher, Jr., East Central High School

Desirae Friesenhahn, Samuel Clemes High School

Chase Guillory, Louis D. Brandeis High School

Garrett Hinck, Keystone High School

Daniel Izarraras, Health Careers High School

Paarth Kapadia, Health Careers High School

Alexandria Knecht, Incarnate Word High School

Gabriel Long, Ronald Reagan High School

Joshua Luna, William J. Brennan High School

Maleen Madison, John Marshall High School

Alexys Mathis, Wagner High School

Mitchell Meissner, Alamo Heights High School

Elise Miller, Robert G. Cole High School

Jonnatan Montes Coyt, Karen Wagner High School

Dana Moore, Douglas MacArthur High School

Kaitlyn Pawelek, San Antonio Christian High School

Jacob Rawlins, William J. Brennan High School

Mati Reed, Harlandale High School

Ezekiel Reyna, John Jay High School

William Rodriguez, Southside High School

Aliyah Saez, William H. Taft High School

Drew Schaffer, Keystone High School

Adelind Iris Sifuentes, L.W. Fox Tech High School

Rachel Spellman, William H. Taft High School

Guadalupe Suarez, Highlands High School

Jeanie Suh, Theodore Roosevelt High School

Howard Tatum, Antonian High School

Ki’ Amber Thompson, Young Women’s

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Grace Tritchler, Winston Churchill High School

Noah Vento, Winston Churchill High School

Emily Weyand, Alamo Heights High School

Kylie Wilson, Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Cindy Wu, Health Careers High School

Bridget Youngs, Incarnate Word High School

 

The scholarship total isn’t the only way the Valero Alamo Bowl will be giving back this season. Game participants Oregon and Texas will continue the tradition of sending seven players to the Brooke Army Medical Center’s Center for the Intrepid on Friday, December 27. The Center for the Intrepid is the only Department of Defense Burn Center and only Level 1 Trauma Center in the United States. The players will have the opportunity to interact with and bring joy to America’s most wounded warriors.

Papa John’s will be joining the Valero Alamo Bowl in providing a little extra holiday cheer for local Boys and Girls Clubs. The children of the Boys and Girls Club will have their dreams come true as they get to watch Oregon practice on December 27 and Texas practice on December 28. Afterward, the kids will get to interact with their heros as they join the players for a meal of Papa John's pizza.