Gold Star Memorial Scholarship

Gold Star Memorial Scholarship

An anonymous donor has established this fund to honor the families of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives protecting this country through military service since the events of “9/11”.

The symbol of a Gold Star indicates the family members have lost their loved one either during combat or due to accident or illness during active duty. These Gold Stars may be seen on vehicle license tags or hung as a banner in a family’s window. The Gold Star displayed symbolizes the honor and glory granted the soldier for the supreme sacrifice in offering his/her life in service to this country and recognizes the last full measure of devotion and pride of the family in this sacrifice.

Many Americans were inspired with renewed patriotism to join the military efforts after our country was attacked by foreign terrorists on “9/11”. Because we have lost soldiers who graduated from Abilene High and Cooper High, we want their lives remembered through this scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of:

Sgt. Joshua M. Boyd, Cooper High, 1995
Cpl. Reuben M. Fernandez III, Cooper High, 2004
1st Lt. Doyle M. Hufstedler, Abilene High, 1997

Sgt. Christopher D. Loza, Abilene High, 2002
Cpl Phillip McGeath, Cooper High 2005
Lt. Nathan White, Cooper High 1991
Pfc. Adam J. Harris, Cooper High -