KPRC 2 and American Furniture Warehouse are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships in 2023. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.
The first $2,500 scholarship winner of the year is Haydon Cooke who is currently a senior at East Chambers High School in the East Chambers School District.
In high school, Cooke overcame a lot of challenges but still somehow manages to participate in extracurricular activities such as the band, being a drum major, the yearbook committee and being a member of the National Honor Society.
Despite being diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years old, Cooke pushed through school and managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA and become the second-ranked student in his senior class of 110 students.
Cooke has been accepted into Stephen F. Austin State University where he will pursue a degree in education with a minor in theatre and psychology. He says his goal is to help kids.
You can see the scholarship surprise for Haydon Cooke in the video player at the top of this article.