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Bellevue High School Senior Earns TACS Scholarship to Texas Tech University

By Leslie Cranford, Section Manager

May 20, 2019

Trey Terry, Bellevue High School senior
Trey Terry, Bellevue High School senior.

TTU K-12 in collaboration with the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS) recently awarded Trey Terry of Bellevue, Texas, a $1,000 scholarship to Texas Tech University. Terry is a senior at Bellevue High School.

With the plan to attend Texas Tech, Terry's goal is to graduate with a bachelor's degree in accounting while interning with a local firm to learn exactly what it takes to thrive as an accountant.

“With my fascination toward mathematical operations, I aspire to incorporate numerical techniques into an accounting position,” Terry said. “I have taken business classes at my high school and feel confident in my abilities to do well in ensuring that all financial details are accurate and profitable.”

Terry says he invested numerous hours into competing in extracurricular events related to business and mathematical components. He studied a Farm Business Management course and competed against other students across Texas in FBM events. Each year of his high school career, Terry received significant placings at the UIL state meet; his UIL Number Sense and Mathematics teams have won state championship titles.

Jim Taliaferro (left), TTU K-12 superintendent, presents the TACS scholarship to Trey Terry.
Jim Taliaferro (left), TTU K-12 superintendent, presents the TACS scholarship to Trey Terry.

He also raises dairy cattle for breeding, milking and exhibiting at various livestock shows. “Tending to my animals for the past 10 years has taught me the significance of diligent labor and responsibility,” Terry said.

Johnny Chandler, a Bellevue high school counselor, didn't hesitate to point out some of Terry's many admirable qualities.

“When you see Trey, you notice first he has a big smile,” Chandler said. “He is very intelligent; a planner and a worker. Trey is focused and gets a lot done.”

And he does get a lot done. Terry has been the presiding officer for Bellevue's NHS Chapter, Student Council and FFA. He says growing up in a small town has enlightened him, with respect to associating with diverse populations.

“Fortunately, I was able to join the varsity basketball team, earn the lead role in theatrical performances, compete in academic contests, participate in leadership development events, and raise agricultural projects. These varying endeavors will facilitate my journey as I enter college and prepare for my future career.”

But Terry also makes time to help those in need.

“Most recently, I helped build a ramp for an elderly disabled man in my neighborhood. I also volunteered to raise awareness regarding the hardships of epilepsy in my school by hosting a presentation in the gymnasium.”

Terry is heavily involved in his church as well. “I typically volunteer about two hours per week to assist the children's service and maintain the lawn care of the church's property monthly,” he said. “Serving my church has equipped me with the leadership skills needed to promote upstanding virtues.”

TTU K-12 is pleased and proud to be able to recognize Terry for his accomplishments and support him as he becomes a Red Raider.

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