Lakewood Forest Fund, Inc.
Serving the Residents of Lakewood Forest
21st Annual Lakewood Forest Civic Association
Memorial Scholarship Award
Class of 2020 Winners Announced
The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is very pleased to announce that Ethan Maloney, Thu Le, Mallory Irion, and Kylie Ament are the 2020 recipients of our 21st Annual Memorial Scholarship Award program. We congratulate these outstanding high school seniors on their winning essays and their student accomplishments. We wish each of them the best of luck in their future pursuits.
The Civic Association received 10 very competitive entries. Our Scholarship Committee worked very hard on evaluating and scoring all the entries. The judges voted to award 4 scholarships this year. The LFCA Board unanimously agreed to award $800 to each winner.
Each year, the individual award amounts and the number of scholarship awards granted can vary. The most important factor in our scholarship selection process is the essay the seniors submitted. This year’s essay topic was “What makes a good leader?”. Secondary consideration is given to academic achievements, achievements earned outside the classroom, and volunteer/community service. Scholarship entries are scored blindly with a student’s identifying information marked out.
The Civic Association’s Memorial Scholarship Award program is primarily essay based, rather than GPA/class rank/academic merit based, or needs based. This is so every Lakewood Forest senior can qualify and have an equitable shot at competing for a scholarship award. We strongly encourage all Class of 2021 students to submit an entry next year.
The Memorial Scholarship Award program originated as a tribute to our area students who died or were injured in a tragic nighttime bus crash on December 21, 1999. On the return leg of a 6-day ski trip to Colorado sponsored by a local church, the bus spun at a curve, slid off the roadway backwards, and rolled down a 40-foot embankment. The crash resulted in 3 fatalities, 33 serious injuries and 24 minor injuries.
The Memorial Scholarship Award program is just part of what your Civic Association is able to do with your modest $10 annual voluntary membership dues. If you are not yet a member, please consider becoming one today.
Congratulations again to Thu, Ethan, Mallory, and Kylie. We also salute all of our Class of 2020 graduates from Cypress Creek High School, Tomball Memorial High School, homeschool, and private school. You all make Lakewood Forest very proud!
Mallory Irion, a Tomball Memorial High School senior and daughter of Todd and Gretchen Irion, is one of 4 Annual Memorial Scholarship Award winners this year. Mallory was a Demi-soloist in the Houston Repertoire Ballet. In the Tomball Memorial High Chambers and Symphonic Orchestra, Mallory has held officer seats in addition to being a member. Mallory is ranked 16th and is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and the National Honor Society of High School Scholars. Mallory spends her time volunteering with the National Charity League and has held multiple leadership positions including, VP Philanthropy and webmaster. She has won such awards as the Junior Presidential Award, Chapter Outstanding Ticktocker Award, and the AP-IV Diploma de MejorEsfuerzo. Mallory will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall to major in Biochemistry. The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to grant Mallory Irion the 21st Annual Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $800.
Kylie Ament, a senior at Cypress Creek High School and daughter of Melissa and Charles Ament is one of 4 Annual Memorial Scholarship Award winners this year. Kylie’s academic and athletic schedule is nothing short of impressive. She is captain of the Cross County & Track team, a level 9 gymnast and the manager of the girl’s basketball team. Kylie is also an active member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and Rho Kappa. On top of this demanding schedule, she volunteers with the Key Club, Human Environment Animal Team, and the Interact Club. After graduating in the top 8%, Kylie hopes to get her masters in 5 years by joining the Accelerated Master of Accountancy program at Texas A&M this fall. The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to grant Kylie Ament the 21st Annual Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $800.
Thu Le, a Tomball Memorial High School senior, and daughter of Tung and Dao Le, is one of 4 Annual Memorial Scholarship Award winners this year. Thu’s commitment to her family and values is apparent in her achievements. She is ranked 13th in her senior class and a member of the National Honor Society. Thu volunteers with the Key Club and in Our Lady of Lavang Church Leadership-Teacher Assistant program. Thu has multiple medals for Cross Country and Track, has placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Rodeo Art competition, and received the Regional Scholastic Silver key Writing Award. Thu plans to major in biochemistry at Texas A&M or the University of Texas at Austin this Fall. The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to grant Thu Le the 21st Annual Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $800.
Ethan Maloney, a Cypress Creek High School senior, and son of Kevin Maloney is one of 4 Annual Memorial Scholarship Award winners this year. Although Ethan lost his mother to cancer when he was only 4, that did not let him stop him from achieving his full potential. Ethan is ranked 29th in his class, and a member of Rho Kappa, the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Not only is Ethan a captain of a soccer team, he also was the treasurer for the Ping Pong Club and the National Honor Society. After Hurricane Harvey Ethan volunteered 30 hours rebuilding homes in the greater Houston area. He will be attending the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin this fall. The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to grant Ethan Maloney the 21st Annual Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $800.