Lufkin Pro Day to honor Mills brothers, Dunbar High School football team

SPORTS WEBXTRA: Inside Lufkin Pro Day

The Angelina County community will come out once again on Thursday night to honor their athletes of the past for the 2018 Lufkin Pro Day on Thursday night at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center.

Curtis and Marvin Mills are being honored this year. The brothers have been considered the best sibling duo to run track at Texas A&M University.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - There will also be a special recognition for the Dunbar High School Football teams that won state in 1964,66 and 67 in the Prairie View UIL League.

Not only does the event honor the past, it also rewards the future. The Lufkin Pro Day Group recently awarded $4,500 in scholarships to nine 2018 high school graduates from the six Angelina County schools.

Scholarship winners were chosen for demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, student involvement, and community service during their high school careers. LPDG considered a total of 254 applications.

The 2018 LPDG scholarship recipients are: Pamela Thornton of Hudson, Temitayo Odunuga of Central, Armani Walker of Huntington, Luis Hernandez of Diboll, Lesley Sallas of Zavalla, and Ashley Ross, Ryann Martin, Jaden Wortham, and Jose Cuc of Lufkin.

Future scholarships will be awarded from money rasied at the event. Tickets for the event are $35.

Information on how to purchase tickets can be found here.

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