WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected Tanner Murphy of Jefferson High School to receive the 2017 “Rising Lone Star” award. Ratcliffe’s staff formally presented the award to Green last week.
The “Rising Lone Star” award recognizes extraordinary acts of self-sacrifice or community service demonstrated by high school students in Texas’ 4th District. The recipients are nominated for the award by their principals, administrators or counselors.
Murphy was nominated for his perseverance and leadership. Though he faced several injuries in his high school athletic career, he maintained a positive attitude and continued to encourage and lead others. He also served as a captain for both the baseball and football teams and always went out of his way to make his teammates and peers feel accepted and encouraged.
“I’m certainly humbled to represent such inspiring young people throughout Texas’ 4th District who’ve gone to such great lengths to make a real difference in their schools and communities. The ‘Rising Lone Star’ award presents an excellent opportunity to showcase their inspiring stories,” Ratcliffe said.
“I’d like to congratulate Tanner for being selected as a recipient for this school year and encourage him to keep working hard to positively impact others well after he graduates.”
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