Texas Youth Wins TRA-Rice Award: Larry Daughtrey Gets Four Years Paid Scholarship to Vanderbilt and Summer Job, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Texas Youth Wins TRARice Award Larry Daughtrey Gets Four Years Paid Scholarship to Vanderbilt and Summer Job NASHVILLE Tenn May 12 An 18year old high school senior from Abilene Texas is the winner of the third annual competi tion for the TRAGrantland Rice Memo ¬ rial Scholarship He is Larry Daughtrey an asipring sportswriter who will enter Vanderbilt University here this fall with his fouryear college expenses paid in full by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations AssociationsThe The scholarship worth almost 10000 is one of the richest scholastic prizes in the country Along with it goes a summer job which offers the recipient a chance to learn some of the fundamentals of news ¬ paper work and the sport of thoroughbred racing racingThe The TRAGrantland Rice Memorial Scholarship honors the late dean of Amer ¬ ican sportswriters who was a racing en ¬ thusiast throughout his career Vanderbilt University was Grannys alma mater The TRA established the award in 1956 to provide the same kind of liberal arts edu ¬ cation that Rice received at Vanderbilt to one of the nations most promising young sportswriters each year yearNord Nord and Tempin Past Winners WinnersCharles Charles Nord of Wappingers Falls N Y won the scholarship in 1956 and Thomas Tempin of Lexington Ky was granted the award last year Nord now complet ¬ ing his sophomore year at Vanderbilt will be employed by The Morning Telegraph in its New York office this summer as part of his training for a career as a sportswriter sportswriterThis This gears winner will be graduated from Abilene High School next month Young Daughtrey was selected to receive the scholarship by a committee f of judges that met at Vanderbilt University this week to study applicatons from 29 states The committee consisted of representatives of the university and the TRA plus sports writers Bill Corum and Frank Graham of the New York Journal American Barney Madden of the Providence Journal Morris McLemore of the Miami Daily News and Fred Russell of the Nashville Banner BannerDaughtrey Daughtrey was named the winner on the basis of his outstanding scholastic record at Abilene High School his high scores on the college entrance examination board tests and his parttime work on the Abi ¬ lene Reporter News NewsOther Other finalists in the scholarship com ¬ petition were Lauriston Cone Bennington Vt Thomas Easterly Lyndon Ky Rod ¬ ney Gates Memphis Tenn T J Horton Yuba City Calif Michael McClister Bris ¬ tol Tenn James W Martin Montgomery Ala James LRobertson Greenville Miss Mark Smith Rochester Ind Thomas Tuley Evansville Ind Glenn Waggoner Dallas Texas and Jack Worsham Battle Creek Mich

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