Trista LeAnne Tyler who passed away on June 20, 2003, at the age of 17 in an automobile accident was the 3 pt. shooter for the Atlanta High School’s girls’ basketball team. Her shots were known for never using the backboard – hitting “nothing but net.” Trista also loved The Wizard of Oz, so this year’s Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship T-shirt is incorporating both. The shirt will feature a yellow brick road circle on a light blue shirt. Inside the circle will be a silhouette of a girl taking a basketball shot wearing red sneakers and a red glittery #14.
All proceeds from sponsors and shirt sales will go to the Trista Tyler Scholarship fund that awards a $500 scholarship to deserving graduates at each of the four Winn Parish Schools. To date the Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $101,500 to 203 high school seniors.
To make a contribution and be recognized as a sponsor on this year’s t-shirt you can make checks payable to the Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship Fund, (Federal Tax ID #72-0124970) c/o Karen Tyler, 264 Mars Hill Church Rd, Atlanta, La. 71404. For more information, call Karen at (318) 715-1442 or 628-9739. Deadline to be recognized on the shirt is March 15, 2020. All sponsors receive a complimentary shirt.
Your participation is greatly appreciated not only in honoring Trista’s memory but also in helping students pursue their academic dreams.