FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/08/2017
State Representative James White Congratulates TLBC Scholarship Recipients from Hardin County
(Austin, TX) - State Representative James White along with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) is honored to present Josiah Atkinson of Batson and Marcus Ruckett of Silsbee with a TLBC scholarship.
As part of their application, Josiah and Marcus were tasked with writing a 400-500 word essay discussing how they will use their college education to contribute to the betterment of the State of Texas and their local community in the next 15 years. Their response along with their academic standing were highlighted in the review process of their applications that ultimately earned them this great honor.
“I am extremely proud of these two young men from Hardin county and am glad to be presenting them with this scholarship on behalf of the TLBC,” said Rep. White. “I look forward to seeing the great things they will accomplish in college and in the next 15 years. It is truly an honor to represent them in the Texas House.”