Shamyla Scott of West Orange-Stark and Darby Watson of Little Cypress-Mauriceville are the recipients of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Academic Scholarships. Annually, a graduating female from each of the City of Orange’s two high schools, West Orange-Stark and Little Cypress-Mauriceville, receive the coveted scholarships.
Scott is the daughter of Kimtress and Kerry Scott, and she is a first generation college student. She plans to attend Texas State University in San Marcus in the fall, majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training.
While at WOSHS, Scott served as vice president of National Honor Society, Student Council Chairperson, and Head Student Athletic Trainer. Scott helped the community by working with the Lion’s Club Fair and St. James Baptist Church while in high school.
Watson is the daughter of William and Jennifer Watson of the LCM area of Orange. She plans to attend Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and major in Music Therapy. She served the LCMHS Battlin’ Bears Marching Band as Drum Major her senior year and earlier as Band Librarian and Horn Section Leader. She has also played the piano in her church praise band, while participating in dance training. Darby is ranked Number 12 out of 231 graduating seniors, while earning 27 college credits in dual enrollment courses.
Watson says she wants to eventually work in a children’s hospital in order to help children either recovering from trauma or those with disabilities.
Scott (left) and Watson were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on July 1.