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Scholarship ceremony awards $86,368

$16,800 in local scholarships awarded

Anyone who attended the Williams High School annual scholarship awards ceremony May 14, would have seen three faces that stood out from the crowd — Amy Christman, Holly Wells and Carl Nelson.

Nelson took home nine awards totaling $37,096, Wells received eight awards totaling $27,896. Both are this year’s valedictorians. Christman walked with eight awards and $4,100.

A total of $86,368 was given away and $16,800 was from local groups and organizations.

A total of 20 different groups gave away scholarships.

Three in-state colleges — Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have awarded $69,568 in scholarships to local seniors. Most of these scholarships are awarded to students in the top of their class and are renewed yearly based on students maintaining a certain grade point average.

During the ceremony one outstanding junior was recognized — Kate Holmes. ASU gave Holmes the Medallion of Merit Award and Scholarship.

“The annual medallion of merit award recognizes outstanding high school juniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service,” said Bud Parenteau, board member.

Holmes took home a $1,000 scholarship, which is renewable for three years.

The following seniors are listed with the scholarship awards they received during the May 14 ceremony.

Amy Christman

Bill Williams Mountain Men — $500, WHS student council — $150, Williams Kiwanis Club — $500, Williams Masonic Lodge — $500, Rotary — $1,200, Colette Garibay Memorial — $500, Kaibab (National Forest) Employee Association — $500, Williams Volunteer Women — $250.

Crystal Edes

Aspen Homemakers — $500, Williams Rotary Club — $1,200.

Becki Fratiani

NAU diversity waiver — $6,200.

Sheena Lann

Rotary committee — $600.

Chris Loxterman

Kyle A. Johnson Memorial — $500.

Carl Nelson

U of A president’s award for excellence — $5,648, U of A achievement — 4,000, ASU president’s scholarship — $15,648, NAU faculty’s award — $10,200, Rotary committee — $600, Williams Republican Women — $150, Williams Kiwanis Club — $500, Williams Volunteer Women — $250, WHS faculty — $150. Nelson also received the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award.

Juan Ortiz

Karen Matthews Memorial — $500, Aspen Homemakers — $250, Colette Garibay Memorial — $500, Williams Kiwanis Club — 500, Rotary committee — $600. Ortiz also received the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.

Rebecca Perkins

Dude Reed & Belle Reed Memorial — $500, Williams Kiwanis Club — $500, Rotary committee — $600.

Eric Pope

Aspen Homemakers — $500.

Dustin Ruhling

Eastern Arizona College Music scholarship — $1,576.

Amber Runston

Bill Williams Mountain Men — $500, Dude Reed & Belle Reed Memorial — $500.

Shannon Stegmir

Aspen Homemakers — $250.

Holly Wells

U of A president’s award for excellence — $5,648, U of A achievement — 4,000, ASU president’s scholarship — $15,648, Rotary — $1,200, Williams Republican Women — $150, Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce — $1,000, WHS student council — $150 and WHS faculty — $100.

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