Cypress Creek senior surprised with KPRC Senior Scholarship

April 12, 2017

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Cypress Creek High School senior Robert Cook won a KPRC Senior Scholarship on April 10. Pictured, from left, are KPRC 2 anchor Jennifer Reyna, Robert Cook, Cypress Creek counselors’ secretary Tricia Summa and Texas Mattress Makers Chief Marketing Officer Rachael Gordon.

April 12, 2017—Cypress Creek High School senior Robert Cook was one of the Houston-area high school students selected to receive a KPRC Senior Scholarship, sponsored by Texas Mattress Makers.

Throughout the spring, KPRC representatives are traveling to various high schools to surprise students with $2,500 scholarships to a college of their choice. Morning traffic and midday anchor Jennifer Reyna presented Cook with a scholarship on April 10.

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Cypress Creek student Robert Cook is interviewed after being presented with the $2,500 KPRC Senior Scholarship.

The giveaway aired during the KPRC morning news on April 12. Cook was nominated by the Cypress Creek counselor’s secretary, Tricia Summa.

“He’s up there in his class. He’s a good student and he’s worked really, really hard and he deserves this,” Summa said.

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Classmates applaud as Cypress Creek student Robert Cook is surprised with the KPRC Senior Scholarship during his statistics class.

Cook is ranked sixth in his class at Cypress Creek and plays for the varsity baseball team. He volunteers his time with underprivileged children, and plans to study business at Texas A&M University. His long-term goal is to become a general manager of a baseball team.

“This was really surprising. I feel very blessed and honored to get a scholarship. It’s going to go a long way,” Cook said. “It really makes my four years, knowing I’ve had an impact on the school, the students and the teachers and made them proud.”

Watch Robert Book’s Senior Scholarship presentation on the KPRC website.

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Rachael Gordon, chief marketing officer for Texas Mattress Makers, presents Cypress Creek student Robert Book with a  KPRC Senior Scholarship winner t-shirt. 

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