For the week of June 3 thru June 9, 1998  


Scholarships go to Wood River students

At Hailey Assembly May 27

Deserving students who are active in academics, community affairs and leadership were honored May 27 in Hailey during Wood River High School's Scholarship Awards Program for the 1997-98 school year.

An appearance by Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street highlighted the 75-minute assembly.

Street is still recovering from a rollercoaster year that included her Olympic super giant slalom triumph and a frightening skiing accident that has jeopardized her skiing career. She advised students to, "Follow your instincts and your heart. It's all about the experiences."

High school guidance counselor Larry Olson thanked Street for continuing to appear in person each year to present her two scholarships. "We're proud of Picabo. First of all, her accomplishments are obvious, but also for her commitment to the Wood River Valley," he said.

Picabo Street's scholarship winners this year were senior athletes Jenny Hobson and Boe Rushton.

Other generous community organizations, individuals and businesses issued thousands of dollars of scholarships to Wood River High students in the high school auditorium.

Leading the way was the Hailey Rotary.

The Rotary has awarded scholarships at the high school since 1967. In recent years the Rotary has restructured its scholarship program to incorporate both the longtime Joe Fuld Scholarship and the Dick Jones Scholarship, plus new scholarship funds established in honor of Hailey boosters Roberta McKercher and Lawrence and Julia Heagle.

Hailey Rotary's committee reviewed 40 scholarship applications and gave $2,500 in scholarships to four students.

The Richard L. "Dick" Jones Scholarship was awarded for the 14th time in memory of the teacher-administrator who served the Blaine County School District from 1960 until his untimely death in August 1984. The Dick Jones $500 scholarship winner was Summer Williams.

Accepting an $1,000 Hailey Rotary scholarship was Roberta McKercher Memorial award winner Nicole Aman. The $500 Joe Fuld scholarship recipient was Whitney Hogue and the $500 Lawrence Heagle honoree was Marcia (Marcy) Brown.

The Ketchum/Sun Valley Rotary Club distributed $5,000 in scholarships. Winners of $1,000 Ketchum Rotary grants were Amanda Archibald, Jessica Jewell and Amanda Flade.

Recipient of the $2,000 Dean Donaldson Memorial scholarship was Matt Cleveland. In granting the Donaldson for the seventh time, the Ketchum/Sun Valley Rotary honored the memory of the dentist who died of cancer April 1, 1992.

The $1,200 Idaho Mountain Express Scholarship was given to Autumn Wenglikowski. This is the 11th year the Express has given scholarships to Wood River students. This year, the Express scholarship committee had 53 applications, compared to just 10 when the grant was started in 1988.

Autumn Wenglikowski accepted a U.S. Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship from Senior Chief Petty Officer Maurace Clark.

Selected as recipients of $1,750 Sawtooth Board of Realtors grants were Katie Wilson and Adam Neville. Abbey Frost won the Paul's Market Scholarship. The Hailey Masonic Lodge scholarship went to Autumn Wenglikowski.

Abbey Frost earned the Blaine County Education Association (BCEA) scholarship, on behalf of 165 members of the local teachers' organization. The Josh Pollock Memorial Scholarship from Power Engineers went to Adam Neville.

The winners of Wood River Medical Society grants were Erin Lyons and Matt Cleveland. The Sonja Tarnay Educational Fund scholarship was given to Forrest Dawson.

On behalf of Barbara and Jim Cimino, the Wood River Student of Hispanic Origin $1,000 scholarship went to Merced Baeza. She will get an additional $1,000 if she continues to a second year of schooling.

Four scholarships to Wood River students interested in music and the performing arts were presented for the first time by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities. Winners were senior Forrest Dawson, juniors Adryan Hink and Maggie Springer, and sophomore Mandi Patterson.

Awarded nine-week working apprenticeships with the Hailey-based Company of Fools performing arts group were senior Summer Williams and University of Idaho student Courtney Lloyd, a 1997 Wood River High School graduate.

Institutional scholarship winners included:

Jeff Woods and Christina Terry ($3,800 each from University of Montana); Jesseca Rosser (Boise State University and Seattle Pacific University); Angela Super (Presidential Scholarship, Lewis-Clark State College); and Amy Sturtevant (Freshman Scholarship, Lewis-Clark State);

Also, Jennifer Hobson (Regis University); Amanda Flade (Brigham Young University and Ricks College); Erin Dick, Crystal Farner and Aaron Molyneux (College of Southern Idaho).

A highlight of the program was the presentation of "Dollars for Scholars" scholarships and awards to 24 Wood River students. The driving force behind the program, Audrey Bashaw, said "Dollars for Scholars" awarded $15,000 this year to Wood River High School alone.

The scholarships were based on merit, school leadership, activities, scholarship, need and community service, Bashaw said. Amounts and winners:

$1,500--Erin Lyons and Kyl Samway. $1,000--Mandy Flade, Angela Super and Boe Rushton. $500--Amanda Archibald, Dawn Bradshaw, Marcy Brown, Matt Cleveland, Erin Dick, Abbey Frost, Whitney Hogue, Jessica Jewell, Elvis Laureano, Aaron Molyneux, Adam Neville, Jesseca Rosser, Melissa Schwartz, Anna Steinbis, Brett Wells, Summer Williams, Katie Wilson and Regan Wilson.

A special "Dollars for Scholars" certificate for outstanding academics went to Autumn Wenglikowski.

University of Idaho scholarship recipients were Amanda Archibald, Whitney Chandler, Miranda Domke, Sarah Fisher, Nic Green, Dusty Heyrend, Jenny Hobson, Erin Lyons, Jesseca Rosser, Heidi Schiers, Angela Super, Brett Wells, Autumn Wenglikowski, Summer Williams and Jeff Woods.


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