2017 Scholarship Winner - Jensen Quinn

In alignment with Corey’s character and community, Jensen, son of Lisa and Mark Quinn, is a young man of substantial character. He embodies the spirit and tenacity of MSG. Corey Hood by meeting personal challenges head on, while achieving success through mental toughness. Jensen has been described as “an outstanding student, a talented and dedicated wrestler, and a natural leader, both in and out of the school setting”.

Jensen will be a freshman this fall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he will major in Finance at the Culverhouse College of Commerce. After graduation, he plans to serve his country in the U.S Navy, and attend BUD/S training to become a Navy SEAL. Jensen has the ambition to one day work as an entrepreneur so that he can continue his passion for serving others.

Jensen is truly deserving of the scholarship, as his application detailed a strong passion for his country, community, and a profound personal respect for Corey’s service and legacy.

In his own words…

“I think Mr. Hood and I have a lot in common. We both have love family, country, and wrestling. We both faced challenges but refuse to have those challenges define us. In my mind, he was a man like no other, and someone I would be proud to be associated with in life. We share discipline, a hard work ethic, but also a wicked sense of humor. This scholarship would be a gift that someday I will keep giving in connection to him. I will be incredibly thankful, and always revere the qualities Master Sergeant Corey Hood demonstrated and strive to be more like him every day”