Cypress Falls grad wins Houston Marathon Foundation scholarship

June 29, 2017

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Cypress Falls graduate Bayli Luke and Cross Country Coach Dave Rainey display a $40,000 Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship from the Houston Marathon Foundation, half of which will go toward Luke’s college education. 

June 29, 2017—The Houston Marathon Foundation announced on June 28 that Cypress Falls High School 2017 graduate and cross country runner Bayli Luke was one of two recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship.

The scholarship, named after the co-founder of the Houston Marathon Foundation, will pay a $5,000 grant annually for four years, totaling $20,000 in financial aid toward Luke’s college tuition.

Luke was presented with the scholarship along with George Ranch High School graduate Robert “Will” Lord.

The Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship is designed to recognize student-athletes in the Greater Houston Region who have demonstrated academic success, participated in high school cross country running, volunteered for extracurricular activities and applied to attend a college or university in the state of Texas. 

"It is amazing,” Luke said. “I feel very blessed to have been selected to receive this scholarship.”

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