Loggins Jewelers Presents Second Annual Angels for Alzheimer’s College Scholarship Awards

By Susan Pappas –

Evan knew the more impatient he became, the more Illusive the memory.  Panicked and embarrassed, he looked around the gas station for some clue how to proceed. His brain refused to solve the scattered puzzle of his fading memory.

A gifted engineer who could no longer work a gas pump. This is a true story of how my sister and I first realized our father was ill.

During the next seven years, our father traveled the all too familiar deadly decline that had taken the dignity and lives of both our grandmothers before him. Even knowing this, Evan led his life with a friendly smile, a ready compliment and a determination to live.  Whether it is a friend, family member, or one day even ourselves, no one is left untouched by this terminal disease.

Fort Bend ISD’s Terry L. Sheneman.

There are no approved medical treatments that prevent, regress or cure Alzheimer’s and dementia. More than five million Americans have some form of Alzheimer’s. The sixth leading cause of death, by age 65, one in nine Americans will have some form of Alzheimer’s. These numbers are projected to triple by 2050 – unless there is a breakthrough.

To honor our father and all of those families touched by this horrible disease, Loggins Jewelers has awarded our second annual Angels for Alzheimer’s college scholarship awards to five deserving Fort Bend area high school all-star students.  In addition to top scholastic achievement, each winner has served our community as a volunteer.  Each plan to pursue neurological, science or medical studies aimed at the treatment or prevention of age-related neurological disease.

Our sincere thanks go to Terry L. Sheneman, Ed.D., MAC, LPC, College and Career Readiness Coordinator for Fort Bend ISD.  Without his invaluable aid in helping to create our online application process and get the word out to all of the counsellors in the Fort Bend School system, these scholarships would not have been awarded.

Loggins Jewelers looks forward to the bright futures of these fine students and next year’s scholarship awards!  Visit logginsjewelers.com to read the winning essays.

Congratulations to our winners!

Scholarship winners Albert Kim, Suhaimia Suleman, Allison Sillah and Jullian Valadez.

Congratulations to our winners!

1st place: The Evan Award of $2,000 was awarded to Suhaimia Suleman of Hightower High School.  Suleman is attending The University of Texas, Austin in the fall to study Neuroscience.

2nd place: A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Elma Andrews of Hightower High School. Andrews is attending The University of Texas, San Antonio to study Kinesiology.

3rd place: A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Albert Kim of Stephen F. Austin High School. Kim is attending Northwestern University to study Neuroscience and Surgery.

4th place: A $500 scholarship was awarded to Jullian Valadez of Ridge Point High School. Valadez is attending Trinity College to pursue a degree in Cellular Biology.

5th place: A $500 scholarship was awarded to Allison Sillah of William B. Travis High School. Sillah is attending Baylor University to study Neuroscience.