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2014 Scholarship Finalists

Blake Barnett

Parents: Brent and Brenda Barnett
Siblings (Age): Katherine (15), Caroline (13), Brooke (10)
SAT Score: 1280
HS GPA: 3.77
Intended Major Field of Study: Energy Management




Over the years, I have very much enjoyed participating in sporting activities. I have been a part of multiple teams and various sports. However, as my coursework has become more advanced, I have had the opportunity to spend more time thinking about my choice of college and career.

Over the last two years, I have enjoyed taking dual credit classes at Lone Star College, Tomball. The coursework and the college atmosphere have been both challenging and rewarding. I look forward to attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall where I plan to pursue a BA in Energy Management. I believe that the experience I gained from taking college courses during high school will greatly benefit me as I transition into life on campus. During the summers, I plan to work as an intern in order to combine my education with actual experience in the field.

However, my goals do not end with the start of my career. One of the highlights of my life so far was the summer of 2013 when I lived and worked in very rural conditions at an orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. The poverty and neediness of the area gave me a different perspective on life. After I gain some experience in the Energy Management field, I plan to move overseas to live and work where I can use my education to serve, benefit and impact a community.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
After presenting my British Literature Honors Project at Lone Star College Tomball, I was one of three presentations chosen to represent Lone Star Honors College at the Great Plains Honors Council Conference in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Eagle Rank, Boy Scouts of America
Houston Christian Youth Association (HCYA) Swim Team (2012 – 2014)
HCYA Basketball Team (2011 – 2013)
Champion Forest Baptist Church Student Ministry Events (2011 – 2014)
Oak Creek Cudas Swim Team, Summer League (2008 – 2014)

Volunteered for four weeks working on construction projects at an orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti through Teen Missions International (summer, 2013)
Volunteered for one week constructing bunk beds for a half-way house in Washington DC (summer, 2012)
Volunteered for one week working on various work project at shelters and low-income housing in San Francisco (summer, 2011)
Volunteered for one week working on hurricane relief construction projects in Galveston, TX (summer 2010)
Volunteered as a swim instructor, teaching water safety and stroke instruction to swimmers 8 years old and under (40 hours per summer, 2011 – 2013)
Tutored children at low-income housing apartments (2011 – 2012 school year)
Assisted Champion Forest Baptist Church student ministry by providing leadership and assistance at middle school boys activities, leading Bible studies, helping to plan, set-up and tear down events (2011 – 2013)
Led boy scout troup fundraiser to provide flags at homes in neighborhood on patriotic holidays (2010 – 2014)
Member of the “Blue Crew”, responsible to set up and tear down equipment for Champion Forest Baptist Church North Campus portable church (2013 – 2014)
Member of Leadership Action Team of HCYA Sports Day, coached participants and helped to set up and tear down equipment (2011 – 2014)

HCYA Swim Team Captain (2013 – 2014)
Vice President, Lone Star Honors Society


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