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Drug-Free All Star Scholarship Recipients

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

With the help of community sponsors, The Coalition presented scholarships to ten Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars. The Drug-Free All Stars of Angelina County, funded by a grant from TxDOT, are high school seniors in Angelina County who serve as role models in the community throughout the year. Ten outstanding Drug-Free All Stars were selected for their commitment to promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle to their community and their involvement in the program throughout the year. The 2022-2023 Drug-Free All Stars went above and beyond to share their prevention message, including social media posts, press conferences, videos, school presentations, and more. The ten Drug-Free All Stars selected to receive a scholarship were Kaelyn Abbott, graduate of Diboll HS; Abigail Bennett, graduate of Lufkin HS; Hannah Spikes, graduate of Lufkin HS; Alexandra Haney, graduate of Lufkin HS; Grant Ashby graduate of Lufkin HS; Rachel Bonnin, graduate of Lufkin HS; Jordan Hardy, graduate of Hudson HS; Sariah Cruz, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy; Shadye Forrest, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy; and Macy True, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy. Thank you to the community partners who made these scholarships possible: Abeldt’s Pharmacy; Southside Bank; Southwood Drive Animal Clinic; Morgan Insurance/Bartlett, Baggett, & Shands; KSWP/KAVX; Contractor’s Supplies, Inc.; Whataburger/GVCS; East Texas Asphalt; Brookshire Brothers; Loggins Plumbing; Copeland Square, LLC; and Pineywoods OB/GYN. We are proud of the accomplishments of the 2022-2023 Drug-Free All Stars and wish them luck in all their future endeavors. Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. For more information about the Drug-Free All Star program, contact Abby Baker at The Coalition at 936-634-9308.


Angelina Country Drug-Free All Star Scholarship Recipients 2023. Front row, from left to right are Macy True, Pineywoods Community Academy; Sariah Cruz, Pineywoods Community Academy; and Shadye Forrest, Pineywoods Community Academy. Back row, from left to right are Abigail Bennett, Lufkin HS; Jordan Hardy, Hudson HS; Alexandra Haney, Lufkin HS; Grant Ashby, Lufkin HS; Hannah Spikes, Lufkin HS; Rachel Bonnin, Lufkin HS; and Kaelyn Abbott, Diboll HS.





Kaelyn Abbott, graduate of Diboll HS, with her scholarship from East Texas Asphalt. Pictured with Kim Garcia, The Coalition.










Abigail Bennett, graduate of Lufkin HS, with her scholarship from Brookshire Brothers. Pictured with Melissa Crager and Rachel Farrell, Brookshire Brothers.









Hannah Spikes, graduate of Lufkin HS, with her scholarship from Whataburger/GVCS. Pictured with Maci Dover, GVCS.











Alexandra Haney, graduate of Lufkin HS, with her scholarship from Copeland Square, LLC. Pictured with Kim Garcia, The Coalition.











Grant Ashby, graduate of Lufkin HS, with his scholarship from Morgan Insurance/Bartlett,

Baggett, & Shands. Pictured with Sarah Taylor, Morgan Insurance.









Rachel Bonnin, graduate of Lufkin HS, with her scholarship from Southside Bank and Contactor’s Supplies. Pictured with Cassidy Kirkland and Helena Collmorgen, Southside Bank.










Jordan Hardy, graduate of Hudson HS, with her scholarship from Abeldt’s Pharmacy. Pictured

with Jeffrey Abeldt, Abeldt’s Pharmacy.












Sariah Cruz, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy, with her scholarship from Pineywoods OB/GYN. Pictured with Kim Garcia, The Coalition.










Shadye Forrest is, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy, with her scholarship from KSWP/KAVX. Pictured with Michelle Ross, KSWP/KAVX.










Macy True, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy, with her scholarship from Loggins Plumbing and Southwood Drive Animal Clinic. Pictured with Kim Garica, The Coalition.

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