Tylerite awarded $24,000 scholarship to pursue higher education


Grace Knight of Tyler has been awarded a $24,000 AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship that honors young adults with cystic fibrosis as they pursue goals of higher education.

Knight, who now attends Pennsylvania State University, is a graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School, where she played varsity sports, ran cross country and earned numerous honors as an accomplished violinist, all while fighting cystic fibrosis.

She has held a variety of leadership and volunteer positions, from serving in Girl Scouts to being named to the National Honor Society and leading the East Texas Youth Orchestra as concertmaster.

The scholarship program included public voting, and many East Texans showed their support to Miss Knight by voting online. 

- Betty Waters



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