Eight Houston area high school athletes have been awarded $5,000 scholarships through Reliant’s Scholarship for Champions – Powering Strong Minds and Bodies program. Two of those eight students are students in Humble ISD.
Humble High School senior Avery Sheldon and Kingwood High School senior Evan Loyka are recipients of the Reliant Scholarship for Champions.
Recipients are nominated by a coach or teacher and are selected based on excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, ethics and community involvement.
Each student was surprised at their campus by former Houston Texans player J.J. Moses and NRG sponsorship associate Briggs Webster.
Avery was nominated by his Humble High School AVID teacher Craig Stowers. He plays Varsity Baseball at Humble High School and is currently being scouted by four universities. Avery’s goal is to maintain his Academic All-District honor and to keep his GPA over a 4.8. He also hopes his Varsity Baseball team will make it to the playoffs this year.
Evan was nominated by Kingwood High School Athletic Coordinator, Richard (Barry) Campbell. Evan plays both varsity football and baseball at Kingwood High School. Evan is in the top 1% of his graduating class, football team captain, a member of National Honor Society and he spends time volunteering in the community as an Eagle Scout.
All eight scholarship recipients have been invited to attend a special ceremony at the Texans game on Dec. 18 to be recognized for their achievement.