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Hungry’s Awards Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship to Stratford High School Junior
HOUSTON, TX - May 20, 2015 — Hungry’s Café recently awarded Bryan Kight the Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship at a presentation at Stratford High School. For over 15 years, Hungry’s has awarded the scholarship to the Stratford junior who best exhibits a desire or demonstrable interest in reaching out to those who are culturally, ethnically or economically different from himself or herself.
Each student applicant was asked to submit an original essay, based on personal experience, that explores the insight, excitement, adventure and/or fresh understanding the student derived from his or her experience with different races, civilizations and/or nations. Hungry’s established the scholarship in the hope that it may encourage juniors to consider multicultural activities they otherwise might neither consider nor afford.
“We chose Bryan because he best represented what Anton Segal was trying to accomplish, which is a greater understanding of cultures,” said Sue Nowamooz, Hungry’s Head Chef.
Since 1999, Hungry's has awarded the $4,000 Segal scholarship each year to a junior at Stratford High School. The scholarship is in memory of Anton Segal, a gifted Harvard graduate, who had a passion for nations beyond the American shores. Known as a "multicultural hero," Mr. Segal traveled extensively to remote regions of the world, mastered many languages and sought to give and receive, understand and exchange the rich cultural bounty found among the financially "less fortunate" people he encountered everywhere. In honor of Mr. Segal's efforts to bridge the cultural, ethnic and economic barriers of our world, Hungry's established this scholarship.
The scholarship recipient may elect to use the funds toward travel abroad for work or study between junior and senior year, or to use the funds in the more traditional way, for college expenses after graduation.
“I am currently exploring my options on nearly every continent,” said Kight. “I want to understand the differences that draw all people together into one population. I want to open the eyes of someone from one culture to the ideas of another, possibly for the first time. I have aspirations of changing the way people all around the world view others. With this scholarship, I now have the opportunity to do just that.”
A commemorative plaque is displayed at Hungry’s to honor the past recipients of the Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship.
Hungry's has a long tradition of giving back to the community and supports education, diversity, culture, a variety of local non-profit organizations, and neighborhood activities including little league and sports teams.
Family-owned and operated since 1975, Hungry’s is a family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant with locations in the Memorial and Rice Village areas. Hungry’s offers diverse, globally-inspired and affordably-priced comfort food prepared with sauces and dressings made from scratch, fresh herbs (often grown onsite), hand-selected produce, farm-fresh meats and dairy, and fresh seafood. Serving as a home-away-from-home, Hungry’s is open seven days a week and makes all menu items available for seated dining, and take-out or home/office delivery via phone or online ordering. Hungry’s also brings market-fresh flavor to large and small events through social and corporate catering, with a variety of rentals and service options available. Adjacent to both Hungry’s locations, NEXTDOOR Bar & Lounge and Upstairs Bar & Lounge (coming in mid-2015) are warm, sophisticated neighborhood bars and lounges where relaxed sports den meets intimate cocktail lounge for a place to watch the game, enjoy great food, and comfortably unwind in an interesting, inviting mix of flair and fun.