Martin Marietta awards its 2023 scholarships

15 amazing students honored for academic achievement

Smart, caring, bold, safety-driven and full of integrity – these 15 students reflect the good values and fantastic determination that Martin Marietta holds dear, and that is what makes them ideal recipients of the 2023 Martin Marietta Scholarship. 

This year, the scholarship program provided this new batch of amazing students with $5,000 a year for expenses at accredited colleges. Renewable for up to four years, the award has a total value of $20,000 for each student; the money will benefit them as they work toward earning their degrees and entering the workforce. 

And these scholars are certainly out to make the world better. 

Read below for snapshots of these future nurses, lawyers, engineers and educators:

  • Bryson Austin - East Division
    • Parents: Anna & Robert “Brock” Austin, a Charlotte District senior sales representative
    • Hometown: Monroe, North Carolina
    • School: Wingate University
  • Charlie Banks - Magnesia Specialties
    • Parents: Bruce & Jody Banks, a testing lab manager with Magnesia Chemicals
    • Hometown: Scottville, Michigan
    • School: Grand Valley State University
  • Kaylee Barnett - West Division
    • Parents: Shawna & Brad Barnett, a Rocky Mountain Aggregates District senior sales rep
    • Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
    • School: Mount Holyoke College
  • Kaylyn Courtney - West Division
    • Parents: Melissa & Phillip Courtney, a West Division natural resource and land manager
    • Hometown: Arvada, Colorado
    • School: Colorado School of Mines
  • Bailey Davis - Southwest Division
    • Parents: Tracy & Phillip Davis, a maintenance planner at the Midlothian Cement Plant
    • Hometown: Midlothian, Texas
    • School: Texas Christian University
  • Ryan Fong - West Division
    • Parents: Tana & Garrett Fong, a production supervisor at the Tehachapi Cement Plant
    • Hometown: Tehachapi, California
    • School: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Tigue Hipps - East Division
    • Parents: Kristin & Timothy L. Hipps II, a foreman at East Alamance Quarry
    • Hometown: Gibsonville, North Carolina
    • School: North Carolina State University
  • Galilea Huerta - Southwest Division
    • Parents: Martina Torres & Manuel Huerta, utility specialist at North Bridgeport Quarry
    • Hometown: Bridgeport, Texas
    • School: University of North Texas
  • Oliver Johannes - Central Division
    • Parents: Victoria & Delroy “Del” Johannes, a driller at St. Cloud Quarry
    • Hometown: Clearwater, Minnesota
    • School: South Dakota State University
  • Jessica Lawson - East Division 
    • Parents: Betsy & Brad Lawson, a South Georgia District senior accountant
    • Hometown: North Augusta, South Carolina
    • School: University of South Carolina Aiken
  • Laila Marchman - East Division
    • Parents: Laura & Brian Marchman, a dozer/loader operator at Chesterfield Quarry
    • Hometown: Elgin, South Carolina
    • School: Clemson University
  • Rylee Martin - East Division
    • Parents: Ken & Andrea Martin, a weighmaster at Paulding Quarry
    • Hometown: Villa Rica, Georgia
    • School: University of South Carolina
  • Aubrey Pryor - Southwest Division
    • Parents: Jennifer & Brandon Pryor, an operations manager with the North Texas Ready Mix group
    • Hometown: Poolville, Texas
    • School: Abilene Christian University
  • Abigail Soto - Southwest Division
    • Parents: Otilia Harpel & Jacob Soto, a lead person at Beckmann Quarry
    • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    • School: Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Ava Weimer - East Division
    • Parents: Kim & Brandon Weimer, a Charlotte District senior sales representative
    • Hometown: Midland, North Carolina
    • School: Lipscomb University