Ellie Michele Blair, a 2010 graduate of Mason High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.
Blair received the TILF Honorary Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, payable for the first year of higher education. The TILF Honorary Scholarship is awarded to students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League Academic State Meet and have compiled an outstanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement.
This year the TILF awarded 368 new scholarships and will renew approximately 233 multi-year awards for a total of 601 scholarships being distributed during the 2010-11 academic year, with value of approximately $1.1 million. Recipients must attend any approved college or university in Texas.
Blair competed in poetry interpretation at the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet and one act play at the 2010 UIL Academic State Meet. She also participated in UIL cross examination debate and was a member of the National Honor Society throughout her high school career.
Blair plans to attend Texas Tech University and major in pre-medicine.