On Thursday, May 5, 2016 Erin was again remembered with the awarding of the RMHC/McDonald's Owner-Operators' scholarship which bears her name. Debbie and Erin's Aunt Diane attended the annual event at the Double Tree Hotel at 15th and Guadalupe in Austin. As has been the case for all the previous years, the student receiving the recognition is a model student and community service leader in her school. Mahsa attends Round Rock High School and will graduate at the end of May. The $4000 scholarship will aid her at the University of North Texas while she pursues a degree in Pharmacology. She was thrilled to learn more about Erin at this website and felt very honored to win the award bearing Erin's name. Erin would have loved her! Debbie spoke briefly about her favorite quote:
"There are just two bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots, the other wings."
and challenged the students there to not only go out to do great things, but to build great relationships remembering always that they each have the ability to touch a life every day. The world will never be the same again because of that.