Brown County unit of Texas Retired Teachers Association announced two winners of $1,000 scholarships.


Trinitee Sketon


The 2020 winner of the Brown County RTA Scholarship is Mary Elizabeth (Trinitee) Skelton, a 2020 graduate of Brownwood High School.


She has been in the FFA and Cheer throughout High School. She was a contestant for the 2019 Brown County Youth Fair Queen. She has shown sheep and pigs and competed in Prepared Public Speaking.  She was a part of the State Ag Issues team and is a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.  She received her FFA Lone Star, the highest degree possible in Texas FFA.


Skelton will continue her education at Texas Tech with a dual major in elementary education and nursing.  Since Covid-19 has impacted her senior year immensely, she has decided to take on the challenge of helping children in every  aspect that she can.


Emily O'Neill


The $1,000 winner of the Mary Michaels Memorial Scholarship given by the Brown County Unit of Texas Retired Teachers' Association is Emily O'Neill, a graduate of May High School.


She is a senior elementary education major and just finished her first official semester at Howard Payne University.  She transferred from Hardin-Simmons where she was the vice-president of a social club.  She was on the dean's and president's list at HSU and volunteered at Big Brother Big Sister.