Parker Lund exemplifies leadership. He holds high-level positions in numerous groups: Excutive Leader, Student Council; Vice President, National Honor Society; Co-Captain, Varsity Basketball Team; Senior Leader Memorial Drive United Methodist Church Youth Group; Prom Committee and Link Crew Freshman Mentor.
Parker is an All A’s Honor Roll student. He received the Academic Excellence Award for four years, 2009-2013, and he was a State of Texas PTA Reflections winner and also a Business Professionals of America state qualifier. He was also a PTA Council Scholarship nominee.
He chooses to lead by example until it’s time to speak up – it’s a serious matter when Parker speaks. He’s not afraid to step out on a limb and get his teammates in line when it is necessary. “He is the glue that holds our team together! He truly lives his life with Honor, Character and extremely high moral and ethical conduct,” his nomination reads. Parker plans to major in business at Texas A & M University this fall.
2013 Don Coleman Scholarship Winner
The Don Coleman scholarship was established in honor of Coach Don Coleman, who is a retired Memorial High School basketball coach. The scholarship is the most prestigious award a student can win in high school basketball, but it doesn’t necessarily go to the best player.
After Coach Coleman retired, many of his former players and friends established this scholarship to honor one boy and one girl basketball player from SBISD that shows the discipline, dedication, selflessness and work ethic that Coach Coleman demanded from his players. Northbrook, Spring Woods, Stratford and Memorial high schools have all celebrated boy and girl success stories who have won this scholarship, and then gone on to successful careers.