NEWS RELEASE
Galena
Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com
 



February 8, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GURNELL SIGNS WITH AIR FORCE ACADEMY

            Braylon Gurnell, defensive lineman for the North Shore Mustangs, is shown with his principal, Ken Wallace (left), and Coach David Aymond as he signs a binding letter-of-intent with the Air Force Academy on National Signing Day, Feb. 7.
            Braylon was named to the District 22-5A All-District second team for the second consecutive season and was a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Academic Player of the Year award. He was instrumental in the Mustangs 11-1 record this season and is part of a group of seniors that did not lose a regular season game throughout their high school career.
            Braylon, the son of Morris and Kathy Scott-Gurnell, is ranked 8th in his class of 852 graduating seniors. He has a 4.627 GPA, based on a weighted 4.5 scale and he is currently enrolled in five advanced placement classes. He has been honored as a National Achievement Scholar, and was honored by having lunch with Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools, as a junior for his performance on the PSAT. Braylon is one of the 16 high school students in the district to be part of the Student Advisory Board, a group that meets four times per year directly with the Superintendent.
           By signing his letter, Braylon becomes the 122nd player to earn a college scholarship in David Aymond’s 12 seasons as head coach at North Shore.