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Jeffrey Allen Blackhurst

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Jeff Blackhurst


RHS Mighty Eagle Band

Charter Member, 1996

Our Story....

Since the spring of 1998 we, the family of Jeffery Allen Blackhurst, have given recognition to a Rowlett High School band student for his or her accomplishments in school, church, and community.  This recognition comes in the form of a scholarship in memory of our son Jeff.


Jeff was a charter member of the Mighty Eagle Band. He would have graduated with the class of 2000, the first class to attend RHS all four years, but he lost his life in an automobile wreck. He loved the band. He was one of those willing to do what was best for the band. He embodied the spirit of what the band is and what it can do for each member and the member’s family. We are pleased with the opportunity each year to remember him and honor his legacy.


We express our thanks to all those who will graciously and generously contribute to the scholarship fund this year. Portions of the funding come from donations made at the Hotdog Picnic and Preview Concert, Christmas Concert, Jazz Concert, Percussion Concert, and Spring Concert. We are now able to accept donations through the band website as well.


We are only able to continue this memorial scholarship because of you, our band family.

Thank you sincerely,

Mark & Chris Blackhurst



Jeffrey Allen Blackhurst

Memorial Scholarship Recipients

1998                     Shad Warren

1999                     Jessica Weldon

2000                     Betheny Prudhomme, Sonia Reyna, Kenny Surgenor

2001                     Ryan Williams

2002                     Heather Bowdre, Mary Crenshaw

2003                     Garrett Williams, Kyle Wilson

2004                     Jon Cole, Rebecca Freeman

2005                     Jessica Debnam, Matthew Cannon

2006                     Stephanie Ceniza, Jeremy Gue

2007                     Eric Estes, Amanda Trezza

2008                     Donovan Hunt, Matt McGann

2009                     Basil Bouras, Kaleigh Greenwood

2010                     Phillip Harris

2011                     David Ernst, Heather Gregory

2012                     Kai Yip (Kaz) Chan, Vivian Diep

2013                     Tanner Cotton, Veronica Valera

2014                     Chandler Davis, Nathan Ihemeremandu, Erica Kenworthy

2015                     Adam Cope, Rayleigh Palmer, Celeste Villarreal

2016                     Erin Kiser, West Garcia, Nathan Vaz

2017                     Brooklyn Davis, Zachary Griffin, Allison Jones

2018                     Samuel Farrell, Jennifer Tang, Lane Tapp, Flora Trinh

2019                     Elizabeth Chandler, Avery McCarty, Melanie Paonessa

2020                     Fiona Yemane, Veronica Pena

2021                     Keaton Costlow, Samantha Ensley, Adan Leon

2022                     Adrianna Greco, Ty'liauna Jackson, Erik Ramirez

2023                     Katie Ensley, Hayden Shepherd, Jose Verdin

2024                     Hanna Kellenberger, Tryston Aaron, Jonathan Chavez

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