Wood River students
at May 30 ceremony
who are active in academics, community affairs and leadership were
honored May 30 in Hailey during Wood River High School's Scholarship
Awards Ceremony for the 2000-01 year.
A variety of local
organizations and individuals gave generously to help the graduating
Wood River seniors pursue further education and chase their pursuits.
Here are the
winners from the 90-minute assembly:
There were over
100 applicants for the First Bank of Idaho/America’s Promise grants.
Winners of $4,000 scholarships were Rose Smith and Lucas Cordingley, the
class valedictorians. Presenting the first-time grants were Jeanne
Sorenson and Jeff Bates.
medalist Picabo Street's scholarships go to student/athletes with a
vision and a goal. Street made a personal appearance this year and
entertained the audience in her own inimitable style.
Picabo Street scholarships were senior athletes Ashley Brown (girls'
soccer, alpine skiing) and Cory Goicoechea (football, wrestling and
organizations, individuals and businesses issued thousands of dollars of
scholarships to Wood River students in the jampacked high school
Leading the way
was the Hailey Rotary, which has awarded scholarships at the high school
In recent years
the Rotary has restructured its program to incorporate the long-standing
Dick Jones Scholarship with new scholarship funds established in honor
of Hailey boosters Roberta McKercher and Lawrence and Julia Heagle.
The Hailey Rotary
represented by Lance Elroy gave $3,875 in grants to five students.
The Richard L.
"Dick" Jones Scholarship was awarded for the 17th time in
memory of the teacher-administrator who served the Blaine County School
District from 1960 until his death in August 1984. The Dick Jones $550
scholarship winner was Taylor Berry.
Roberta McKercher Memorial Scholarships from the Hailey Rotary were
Darcy Robens and Erin Williams. The $800 Lawrence Heagle honoree was
Cory Goicoechea. The $525 Joe Fuld recipient was Josie Bradford.
Valley Rotary Club represented by Scott Mason distributed $1,000 grants
to Mitzi Flade, Cory Goicoechea, Robert Fundy, Max Paisley, Andrew
Slough and Rose Smith.
Mountain Express Scholarship for $1,200 was given to Scott Neiwert.
This is the 14th year the Express has given scholarships to
Blaine County students. In all, 48 students have received grants for
$49,500 since the Express program began in 1988.
announced the recipients of $1,000 Sawtooth Board of Realtors grants.
They were Amber Kunkel, Jeramy Smith, Mitzi Flade and Scott Neiwert.
Calvin Chaney won
the $300 Paul's Market Scholarship given to a business student. The $500
Cornerstone Realty "Lifelong Learner" award was given to
Winners of the
Building Contractors of the Wood River Valley scholarships were Chris
Tatsuno ($1,000), Charlotte Hemmings ($750), Lucas Cordingley ($500),
Emily Klick ($500) and Rose Smith ($500). The presenter was Cindy
Amber Kunkel and
Jeramy Smith earned the Blaine County Education Association (BCEA)
scholarships, given by the local teachers' organization.
The $1,000 Josh
Pollock Memorial Scholarship from Power Engineers went to Lucas
Cordingley. Announcing the sixth annual award was Sheila Pollock, mother
of the 1991 Wood River High graduate and University of Michigan student
who died at the age of 22.
On behalf of
Barbara and Jim Cimino, the Wood River Student of Hispanic Origin
scholarship went to Gina Arzate. Presenter Pat Weaver also awarded the
James Cimino scholarships to Amber Kunkel and Jeramy Smith.
John Shay awarded
the second Bob Shay Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of the
influential Wood River High teacher who died in April 2000. Chosen to
receive the $1,000 Shay grant was Josie Bradford.
Kathy Wygle and
Steve Pruitt gave the second Boo Bushell Memorial Scholarship to Eric
Hamlin, a $500 grant.
The first Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton
$1,000 scholarship was presented by Nick Latham and Thadd Blanton to
Gunnar Gladics. Layne Stoops accepted the $1,000 F-Stop music
received the $1,000 Hailey Masonic Scholarship, presented by Ted Angle.
Mary Ann Knight announced the winner of the $1,000 Upper Big Wood River
Grange scholarship as Heather Tabler.
Taylor Berry won
the Wood River Medical Society scholarship. American Field Service
grants for $500 went to Maureen Murphy and Sarah Browning.
gave the Smith College Book Award for an outstanding junior to Ashlea
Bartlett. The Colby College Book Award was given to Kristen Nelson.
announced the winners of study grants from the Sun Valley Center for the
Arts and Humanities.
Jens Kuross, to assist in the purchase of portable drums; Natalie Green,
private trumpet lessons; Alison Bray, dance workshops; Lindsay Niedrich,
piano lessons; Chris Stice and Christina Arpp, dance lessons; and
Gariety Pruitt, to help buy a french horn.
Winners of Blue
Heron Workshop and Framing Studio grants were revealed. Outstanding
senior for a $300 scholarship was Charlotte Hemmings. Outstanding junior
was Cole Everman, framing.
scholarship winners included Brianna Salmon, Wilber Perez, Max Paisley,
Scott Neiwert, Tyler Metzel, Levi McGonigal, Chris Martin, Emily Leatham,
Emily Klick, Amber Kirtley, Danielle Showalter-Adams, Rose Smith, Beth
Stuart, Heather Tabler, Jake Upham, Sky Wolfe, Matt Woodard and Ashley
Berry, Zac Broadie, James Brothwell, Calvin Chaney, Lucas Cordingley,
Jenna Elmore, Robert Fundy, Gunnar Gladics, Steve Harris, Jeremy
Hayward, Holly Hobson and Megan Hofman.
A highlight was
the presentation of "Dollars for Scholars" scholarships to 14
Wood River students. In all, $14,000 in grants went to Wood River.
Cordingley, Mitzi Flade, Cory Goicoechea, Eric Hamlin, Emily Klick, Jens
Kuross, Scott Neiwert, Max Paisley, Andrew Slough, Rose Smith and Sky
Duval, Robert Fundy and Jeremy Hayward.