Moore Norman Technology Center Auto Service Technology graduate Colton Fleming was awarded the Walt Morris Memorial Scholarship yesterday. The Walt Morris Memorial Scholarship awards a $500 scholarship intended for graduating high school seniors and is to be used for tools, supplies or equipment needed to support a student's success in their career field.
Walter “Walt” Morris was the CEO and founder of Morris Latex Products Inc. located in Noble, OK. Walt lived in south Oklahoma City where he became a supporter of the then Oklahoma Vo-Tech system. His family said that as a businessman, he understood the value of hard work, along with learning the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
Bonnie Morris, wife of Walt Morris, and her two sons Tim and David presented the inaugural award to Fleming during class time. Fleming's name was added to a large plaque and he was presented with the $500 scholarship check.
Criteria for earning the scholarship are maintaining a high grade point average, having good attendance in their program, be a graduating high school senior and writing an essay about future career goals. A scholarship panel reviews applications, interviews applicants and the scholarship is presented before the end of the spring semester.
Fleming is employed at Fowler Honda and looks forward to attending Oklahoma City Community College where he will focus on Honda PAC training.
Service Director Fowler Holding Company Jim Patch and Service Manager Fowler Honda Tim Irwin were on hand for the presentation. Fowler Honda participated in the establishment of the Walt Morris Memorial Scholarship.
Learn more about Walter Morris and the Walt Morris Memorial Scholarship.