Active in athletics, Rory was on the varsity baseball and cross country squads for four years as well as varsity track and football teams one year. A member of the National Honor Society and the Gifted and Talented program, he competed in Robotics and Model United Nations.
Rory was a member of the Patriot’s Club, FFA and the Welding Team, and participated in UIL competitions in Science, Spelling, Mathematics, and LD & CX Debate. Rory was elected a class officer for three years, and as a senior, the faculty voted him “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Rory graduated Cum Laude, ranking 12th in his class with a 3.54 GPA with a weighted ranking point average of 94.517. At the time of graduation, Rory had accumulated 23 college hours with a 3.39 average. Evidence of the great work ethic that is going to be instrumental in Rory’s college endeavors includes helping on his family’s truck farm, operating his own lawn service since the age of 12, and working in the maintenance department at HISD during the summer of his junior year.
Other qualities that mark Rory as an outstanding young man is his willingness to help others: volunteering in the community, at the Veteran’s Day Celebration and at the Dixie League helping to maintain the fields. Rory also has provided lawn service for needy residents in the community.
The United Methodist Women are proud to award Rory a $500 scholarship for his studies at Louisiana Tech where he plans to study Chemical Engineering. The United Methodist Women congratulate Rory, lift him in prayer, and wish him continued success as he goes forward with his