WINTERS - A Winters High School student was presented with a scholarship for being a straight shooter - literally - and signed her scholarship award to Schreiner University in Kerrville during a ceremony that included family, friends, educators and her fellow students Friday, April 13.

WINTERS - A Winters High School student was presented with a scholarship for being a straight shooter - literally - and signed her scholarship award to Schreiner University in Kerrville during a ceremony that included family, friends, educators and her fellow students Friday, April 13.

Winters Senior Megan Jacob, daughter of Susan and Mark Jacob of Winters, has been involved in shooting sports since she was 11 and now as a senior, recently won the bronze medal in the International Skeet Shooting category at the Texas State Junior Olympic matches.

Jacob, received a $40,000 scholarship for the shooting sports program at Schreiner University and a $40,000 academic scholarship as well.

She has participated in numerous shooting events including the Rick Smith Memorial Shoot in 2017, the West Texas Rehabilitation Center Clay Shoot in 2016 and 9/19 fundraising shoot sponsored by the Callahan County 4-H. In 2015 she participated in the USA Shooting Olympic Team Trials and ranked 18th in open ladies division nationwide. She has participated in shooting competitions in Callahan, Tom Green and Taylor counties.

“We’ve had a lot of friends help us along the way,” said her mother Susan Jacob adding that Megan has worked with her brother Matt as well.

Megan has been involved in 4-H since third grade, and has been very active in all activities involved with Runnels County 4-H. She has also racked up an impressive amount of volunteer hours working with Dove Fest, and worked with the NHS on the blanket project and letters to Santa. She was also named football sweetheart in 2017 and plays varsity tennis. She has won the FFA Career Development and FFA Leadership Development awards as well.

She said she is looking forward to starting her college career at Schreiner University.

“It is really great to get paid for doing something you love,” Megan said at the signing.

She plans to major in biochemistry and will work with biogenetics.

Megan will be one of six women competing on the Schreiner Shooting Team in the 2018-19 school year. Schreiner University won the Division II National Collegiate Championship on March 31.

Shooting Sports Coach Robert Davis said he is looking forward to having Megan on the team.

“I look at her accomplishments - which are many - and I know that she will fit right in and be an asset to the team,” Davis said adding that he expects Megan to help them repeat the championship in 2019.

Davis said Megan will participate in some summer training but she will start training in earnest in mid-August when she moves to the campus.

He said most of their competitions are in Texas, so Megan’s family will likely be able to attend some of her competitions.

Susan Jacob said the family is very proud of all of her accomplishments.

“She has overcome some struggles to get to where she is today,” Susan said. “She has worked through a lot to get to this point and we are very proud of her.”

And with that, flanked by her parents and her brother Matt, Megan signed the scholarship.

A crowd of about 50 people who gathered for the signing at the Special Events Center at Winters High School, cheered her on.