Lake Highlands High School senior Osadolor “Ozzy” Osawemwenze has been named a finalist for the prestigious Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship. The $30,000 scholarship, named for the NFL All-Star and underwritten by Higginbotham and Simmons Bank, is presented each January to an exceptional senior student-athlete in North Texas.
Osawemwenze ranks fourth in his class of 606 with a 102.77 GPA and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. A two-sport varsity athlete playing football and track, he is also a power lifter. Osawemwenze earned academic all-district honors in football and took third in district in the 300-meter hurdles in as a junior. He’s a member of the Mayor’s Rising Star Council, Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society.
Other finalists are Adam Tobin of J.J. Pearce, Peyton Dooley of Highland Park, Kaedric Cobbs of Guyer and Harper Dunne of Trinity Valley School.
“Each and every year the selection committee is genuinely amazed by the quality of applicants for the award,” said David O’Brien Jr., Chairman of the High School Scholarship Selection Committee. “We are so pleased to have this group of outstanding young student-athletes associated with the Davey O’Brien Foundation. I have said it many times, but the legacy of this award is what my father would be most proud of.”
Recipients of the award are chosen based on scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership and varsity sports participation. As part of the selection process, the committee will interview all five finalists this week. The winner of the $30,000 scholarship will be announced at a luncheon Jan. 21, and the other finalists will receive $2,500 each.