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
 



March 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HONORED AT MARCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON

      Braylon Gurnell, a senior at North Shore Senior High School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Student of the Month during the March 2 North Area Channel Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North.
      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. He signed a binding letter-of-intent with the Air Force Academy on National Signing Day for football on February 7.
      Braylon, the son of Morris and Kathy Scott-Gurnell, is as outstanding in the classroom as he is on the football field. He 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-of-intent, Braylon becomes the 122nd player to earn a college scholarship in David Aymond’s 12 seasons as head coach at North Shore.

Shown from the March 3 Chamber of Commerce luncheon are (l-r): Stephanie Schroeder, chairperson for the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee; David Aymond, head coach at North Shore Senor High; Ken Wallace, principal at North Shore Senior High; Congressman Gene Green; Braylon Gurnell; Kathy Scott-Gurnell; and Morris Gurnell.