John Brown is up to his elbows in government -- and he loves it.

In 2012, the Graham High School graduate received several scholarships.

The son of Kurt and Lori Brown of Graham, John is currently majoring in government at the University of Texas at Austin. 

His dad said that John has been interested in politics and government since he was in junior high.

Brown won the VFW scholarship in 2012 by writing a 3-to-5 minute speech on the topic "Is there Pride Serving in Our Military?" He had to record his speech and submit it to Jim Quigley and Allen Emmons, who were in charge of the local contest that year.

To read more about Brown and his future plans, pick up the weekend edition of The Graham Leader.