Traditionally awarded to the qualified applicant with the highest grade point average, this scholarship honors Constance Douglas Reeves, founder of the Lasso pep squad. She provided the vision for the traditional Lasso uniform and for developing roping skills. Named to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, she was known for her motto: “Always saddle your own horse.”
Traditionally awarded to the qualified applicant who has demonstrated strong community service and exceptional roping skills, this scholarship honors Jack Long, experienced roper who taught the Lassos to rope in the 1930s. For three decades he devoted himself to helping the Lassos develop the roping skills that still set them apart today as a unique pep squad. His daughter, Patsy Long, is a member of the LAA.
Traditionally awarded to the qualified applicant who demonstrates leadership qualities, this scholarship honors JoAnn Ehrlich Dickenson, a founding member of the Lasso Alumni Association. JoAnn was the first lifetime member and treasurer of the LAA. This scholarship was funded by JoAnn’s family beginning in 2017 in her memory. There were five Lassos in the Ehrlich family.
“I truly thank all the alumni for everything they have done and taught me throughout all my four years of being a Lasso. It was quite an experience that made my life at Thomas Jefferson feel complete, and I will always hold it close to my heart. As I go on and continue my education at Texas State University, I will carry with me the pride and love I have for that high school.”