Friday, September 9, 2011

Politicians Collaborate For Education

Express photo by David N. Seelig Idaho politicians mingled with valley residents on Wednesday at a fundraiser for the Clint Stennett Scholarship Endowment, held at Trish and Dave Wilson’s home in Ketchum. From left, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, state Sen. Michelle Stennett, Gov. Butch Otter, state Rep. Wendy Jaquet and Idaho State University President Art Vailes came together to speak of former state Sen. Clint Stennett’s dedication to promoting higher education. “I’m not going to get emotional, I promise,” Jaquet joked in a speech at the event. “This is the best thing we can do for Clint’s [memory].” Otter said he agreed with Jaquet, adding “I can’t think of a better tribute than a scholarship in Clint’s name.” The four-year scholarship will go to one Blaine County student interested in pursuing a degree at Idaho State University and who has demonstrated academic excellence, community service and financial need. Clint Stennett died last year after a long battle with brain cancer.

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