LA MARQUE, Texas (AP) — A server at a Houston-area diner has received an unexpected $16,000 college scholarship after details of her act of kindness — cutting an ailing customer’s food — spread online.
Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday awarded the scholarship to 18-year-old Evoni “Nini” Williams. She works at a Waffle House in La Marque and has been saving money for college.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
Another customer, Laura Wolf, was at the Waffle House last Saturday. Wolf overheard a struggling elderly patron, who uses oxygen, say he had trouble with his hands and couldn’t cut the ham on his plate.
Wolf snapped a photo as Williams cut the man’s food.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking on Thursday issued a proclamation making March 8 Evoni Williams Day.
Williams plans to study business.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge
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