On May 4th, Randall Sanderson, the President of the Mansfield Alumni Scholarship committee, awarded Rylea Weaver the 2019 Alumni Scholarship. Rylea is the daughter of Martin and Angie Morris of Mansfield and Billy Weaver of Lavaca. She is also the granddaughter of Ronnie and Wanda Black.
The Alumni Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior of Mansfield High School. The scholarship is in the amount total of $4000 in which the recipient is awarded $500 per semester for four consecutive years. The Alumni Scholarship is funded strictly by donations by Mansfield Alumni.
Rylea Weaver attended Mansfield Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She just recently graduated last week. She is was an active member of the BETA, FCCA, Youth Alive and FBLA clubs. She was also involved in a community-wide recycling project sponsored by her EAST class.
Although Rylea was very active in clubs and school, she was also an amazing athlete throughout her high school days. Rylea was a member of the volleyball, basketball, softball and track teams. She was chosen for the River Valley Best of Preps Volleyball Team her junior and senior years, as well as making All District in Volleyball her 10th grade year and All-State in Volleyball her 11th and 12th grade years. She was named basketball’s Defensive Player in 10th through 12th grade, and she made All District in softball for her 10th and 12th grade year. She was named All District track her 10th grade year. Rylea is also a member of Mansfield Assembly God church.
Rylea plans to attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and she will be majoring in Elementary Education.
Congratulations, Rylea, on your scholarship and your graduation!
*Cover Photo Credit to Kandis Howard