Mayor’s Youth Commission graduating seniors receive scholarships from Missouri City couple

Tom and Regina Nichols, center, pose with several graduating seniors in the Mayor’s Youth Commission who received their scholarships.

Tom and Regina Nichols, center, pose with several graduating seniors in the Mayor’s Youth Commission who received their scholarships.

On Monday, May 12, members of the Missouri City Mayor’s Youth Commission held their annual banquet where they received certificates for completing another year in the organization. Five of the commission’s graduating high school seniors were also each awarded a $1,000 scholarship that were donated by Missouri City residents Tom and Regina Nichols.

The Missouri City Mayor’s Youth Commission is a coalition of students dedicated to learning and practicing civic leadership in an effort to serve and improve the community. The group of high achieving students represents Ridge Point, Hightower, Marshall, Dulles and Elkins High Schools, along with the Missouri City, Quail Valley, Lake Olympia, First Colony and Harmony Middle Schools.

Students in the commission sign up each fall and serve for a full school year. The Mayor’s Youth Commission looks for students who are dedicated to their academics, maintain passing grades, only miss two of the eight meetings, committed to community service and display leadership qualities.

Students wishing to apply for the next class must meet the following requirements:

• Be a Missouri City citizen between grades 6-12

• Complete the application

• Get a recommendation from a teacher or counselor

• Return application and recommendation via email to eghee@missouricitytx.gov, fax to 281-403-8649, mail or return in person to the Tennis and Recreation Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Tom and Regina Nichols decided to provide scholarships to the students after meeting Don Johnson, a Parks Board Volunteer and organizer of the Mayor’s Youth Commission, while the couple was walking through one of the city parks. The couple also sponsors the City’s Tree Challenge program wherein they match all trees donated to City parks.

Additional Mayor’s Youth Commission sponsors include Amegy Bank, Missouri City Green and R.G. Miller Engineers.

For more information about the Mayor’s Youth Commission, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast).

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