Kyle McClenagan, Clay R Warren Scholar

Kyle McClenagan, PHS Senior, will be attending Texas A&M University in the August of 2019, where he hopes to study Law and become a lawyer. Kyle is the son of Dr. Brian McClenagan and Dr. Cindy McClenagan, who both work at Wayland Baptist University. Plainview ISD congratulates Kyle on receiving this award.

The Clay R. Warren Memorial Scholarship is managed and dispersed through the Plainview Area Endowment, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas. The Warren’s established the scholarship as a memorial to their son who died in a tragic accident in 2002.

Mark Warren describes Clay’s love of music and his giving spirit as the reason for creating this four-year scholarship to serve as a source of “encouragement to a deserving A Cappella Choir senior of Plainview High School.” Clay was an active participant in A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers while attending Plainview High School. 

Dr. Debra Buford, director of the A Cappella Choir, said, “The Warren’s continue to support the choir program through their generous donations given yearly to ensure the choir and participating students receive assistance when needed. I personally, have been touched by the kindness of the Warren’s and their desire to make sure all students who love to sing get that chance, just like their son. The scholarship has great significance to current students who did not personally know Clay because the award is presented in the classroom where Clay once sang and in the presence of students who love music as much as Clay did.” 

Dr. Buford also noted that Walter Wright was the director when Clay was in choir, adding, “We will all continue to ensure that the memory and legacy of Clay R. Warren lives on through the music of the PHS Choral program, specifically the revue which has been named in his honor.”

Mr. Warren explained the purpose of the scholarship in an email to Buford, “We established this memorial scholarship to honor one student in the Plainview High School Varsity Choir and to benefit the activity our son loved so much, singing.  Congratulations to Kyle McClenagan on receiving this recognition.”