Seven Southern Nevada high school seniors will receive a substantial scholarship from the Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) Board of Directors.
The $2,000 scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a total of $8,000. Each recipient demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
“Every year we say the same thing, but we truly mean it - with young people like this group in the world, there is great hope for the future,” said SSSCU Board Chairperson Terry Mannion. “The students' commitment to their studies, communities and schools are astonishing. The Board of Directors is excited to see what this group of students will accomplish, and we wish them the best as they continue their education.”
The 2016 winners are:
- Martin Heavey of Valley High School, winner of the Arlene Parkinson Scholarship.
- Danielle Knowles of Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, winner of the Bart Roche Scholarship.
- Mitchell Ragan of Green Valley High School, winner of the Len Petoske Scholarship.
- Emmalee Torgensen of Boulder City High School, winner of the William Moore Scholarship.
- Michelle Malwane of Ed W. Clark High School, winner of the Terry Mannion Scholarship.
- Katherine “Amy” Smith of Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, winner of the Andrew Hunter Scholarship.
- Phillip Frank of Indian Springs High School, winner of the Harold McKay Scholarship.