HOUSTON, Texas — Elizabeth Rhiannon Evans, 18, of Atascocita, Texas, has been awarded the prestigious Houston Press Club 2012 College Scholarship. Elizabeth, who is due to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas A&M University in May 2014, is a 2011 honors graduate of Kingwood Park High School where she was a National Honor Society officer, editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper and received numerous honors for her academic efforts. Her efforts in Advanced Placement and dual credit classes afforded her the ability to accelerate her university studies.
Elizabeth has volunteered with the Houston Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show for a decade and is honored by their faith in her. She plans to attend graduate school after she completes her B.A. in creative writing at Texas A&M. While in high school, she competed on the Kingwood Park Academic Team, was a member of the UIL District Champion Journalism team and participated in independent film contests, including the 48Hour Film Festival where the film she worked on with her father won multiple awards. She has been reporting the news much of her life, including reporting stories from the young person’s perspective for KTRH NewsRadio in Houston. Several of her news stories were picked up on the national networks, including CBS and ABC.
In addition to her writing and academic achievements, Elizabeth’s parents are proud of her commitment to her community, including her volunteer efforts at the university and with non-profit agencies.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Larry Scott Evans II, an alumni of Morgan County High School and Morehead State University and his wife, Tracee L. Buchanan Evans, MA/JD, a alumni of Prestonsburg High School, Morehead State University and the South Texas College of Law. Elizabeth, and her sister, Katharine Raven Evans, 15, a junior at Kingwood Park High School in Houston, are the granddaughters of Larry S. & Ella Rae Evans of West Liberty and Ellis & TerryLea Buchanan of San Antonio, Texas and the great-granddaughters of Nancy P. Webb and the late Virgil A. Webb of Prestonsburg.