Local students receive college scholarship
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Alysson Bluhm
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(San Antonio, TX) – Kaitlyn Jarzombek and Scott Lyssy of Falls City, Texas and Alysson Bluhm of Hobson, Texas were selected to receive the 2012 All American Scholar Award sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance, the nation’s eighth largest fraternal life insurer. Each year, Catholic Life awards 35 scholarships worth $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who have gone above and beyond in their civic duties and made a difference in their communities.

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.

Jarzombek, who plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University, is the daughter of Patrick and Karissa Jarzombek. Jarzombek submitted an impressive resume of extracurricular activities that includes Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Student council, cheerleading, track, basketball, and band. She has volunteered with Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Wilson County Youth Basketball League, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Lyssy is the son of Melvin and Nancy Lyssy, and he plans to attend the Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. His extracurricular activities include the National Honor Society, FFA, band, Student Council, football, basketball, track, and baseball. He has been a volunteer for Holy Trinity Church, the FFA, Holy Trinity Community Hall, and Youth Ministry Program.

Bluhm, who plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, is the daughter of Russell and Bernadette Bluhm. Bluhm submitted an impressive resume of extracurricular activities that includes basketball, track, colorguard, concert band, the 4-H Club, National Honor Society, drama club, Spanish club, and the school newspaper. She has volunteered with the church choir and altar servers, the Karnes County Drug Coalition, the Athletic Booster Club, and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.

Other 2012 recipients of the award include: Kyndal Bippert of Floresville, 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, Reggie Halfmann of Garden City, Karlynn Hartman of Umbarger, Sarah Hermes of Victoria, Brooke Hoelscher of Temple, Stewart Hohensee of Paint Rock, Lauren Howes of Adkins, Kali Kocian of Shiner, Eli Kresta of El Campo, Alyson Lyssy and Kelsey Ricketson of Midland, Samantha Moore of Cedar Creek, Abbey Multer of Rowena, Cole Mund and Ashley Pesek of Needville, Margaret O’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 also 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, please view the criteria and application online at or contact the Communications Department at (800) 292-2548. The deadline for the upcoming academic year is March 1, 2013.
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