Markell Henderson, a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, is the recipient of a Purple Heart Scholarship, a merit award sponsored by the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, of which TMI is a member, and the Purple Heart Service Foundation. He was presented with a certificate March 24 in daily chapel.
Henderson, who serves as cadet command sergeant major, in the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets (JROTC), was nominated by TMI military faculty. The $500 award, to be applied to 2014-2015 tuition, recognizes Henderson for “outstanding leadership, exceptional service and distinctive performance in all areas of cadet life.”
At TMI, he is the current recipient of a Helen and Everett H. Jones Scholarship, a merit award for students who demonstrate qualities that bring credit to the TMI community. Henderson represents his class on Student Council, plays football and lacrosse and was named all-district in both for the 2013 season.