$68,450 in local scholarships awarded to MSHS grads
A quarter of Mount Shasta High School’s graduating class will pursue their educations at four year universities next year, said counselor Barbara Porteous.
More than half of the class will be attending a community college, mostly College of the Siskiyous, in the fall. Five percent plan to attend a trade school, and eight percent are enlisting in the military. Eight percent are planning to work or travel next year, said Porteous.
Several of the 84 soon-to-be graduates were recognized with scholarships and awards Thursday as part of the school’s Awards Night.
A total of $68,450 was awarded in local scholarships, said Porteous, and nearly $110,000 institution scholarships were reported by families, though she’s sure there are more that weren’t reported to the school.
Twenty-three seniors received Cal Grants.
“Depending on which type, A, B or C, monies range from $1,473 to $12,192, depending on the institution they attend. Many students who qualify for a Cal Grant also get receive the Federal Pell Grant which is up to $5,645 a year,” Porteous said.
It was announced that Kevin Axelrod and Aimee Langston will serve as co-valedictorians at the school’s June 13 graduation. Mackenzie Armstrong is the class salutatorian.
Following is a list of scholarships and awards presented at the May 29 event.
Association of California School Administrators, $500 – Tori Hansen
Campbell Timberlands Management and Bascom Pacific, $1,000 – Kathryn Andrus
Campbell TC&I, $1,000 – Wesley Navarre
College OPTIONS Scholars Scholarship, $4,000 – Sydney Morris
College OPTIONS Cash for College, $1,000 – Tommy Hake
College OPTIONS FDN High School Scholarship, $1,000 – Hamedo Mohamad
COS Foundation Harry Crebbin, $500 – Alex Peruzzi
COS Foundation Gus Breschi Memorial, $500 – Alex Peruzzi
Ford Family Scholarship, averages $8,000 annually – Dominic Tognolini and Mackenzie Armstrong
Ford Sons and Daughters Scholarship, up to $5,000 a year – Monica Grady
Gubetta/Luperini Scholarship – Tori Hansen ($4,000), Katie Reinig ($3,000), Kathryn Andrus ($3,000)
James Eller Memorial, $500, Wesley Navarre,
Jantzer Scholarship, $500 – Sara Thornton and Josh Aguirre
Joe Blevins Memorial Scholarship, $500 – Brandon Acord
Knights of Columbus Gino Marconi Scholarship, $700 – Paige Hough, Mackenzie Armstrong
Knights of Columbus Wildcard Scholarship, $700 – Dominic Tognolini
Legacy Athletic Award, $1,000 – Daylon Blakely
Mercy Mt. Shasta Health Care Career Scholarship, $1,000 – Aimee Langston and Tori Hansen
Mt. Shasta Elks Lodge, $750 – Leah Maumasi
Mt. Shasta Memorial Merit Scholarship, $1,000 – Aimee Langston, Kathryn Andrus, Tori Hansen, Mackenzie Armstrong, Kevin Axelrod, Daylon Blakely, Bryce Sampson, Mark Bekstrom, Tommy Hake
Mt. Shasta Rotary, $2,000 – Tori Hansen, Kelsie Titus. Alternate – Kathryn Andrus
Mt. Shasta Youth Sports, $500 – Daylon Blakely, Sydney Morris, Kathryn Andrus
Ray Chiment Pepsi, $400 – Daylon Blakely
Robert McGregor, $500 – Wesley Navarre, Tori Hansen
Sally Garcia, $500 – Dominic Tognolini, Sejay Sarti
Scotty Valley Bank, $4,500 – Alex Peruzzi
Shasta McCloud Management Unit, $500 – Sara Thornton, Wesley Navarre
Siskiyou Medical Group, $400 – Paige Hough
California Women in Timber, $1,500 – Sejay Sarti
Siskiyou Junior Golf, $500 – Mackenzie Armstrong, Wesley Navarre
University of Portland Presidential Scholarship, $81,000 – Katie Reinig
Siskiyou Mt. Archers, $250 – Mackenzie Hunt, Sean Hughes
Brigham Young University Provo, $10,000 – Kathryn Andrus
UCLA Scholarship Recognition, $1,380 – Aimee Langston
UC Grant, $7,320 – Aimee Langston
Northern California Scholarship Foundation, $32,000, Aimee Langston
Whiton Family Scholarship, $100 – Aimee Langston
Fort Lewis College Scholarship, $8,000 – Sydney Morris
Golden State Seal Merit Diploma and President’s Award for Educational Excellence, seal – Josh Aguirre, Chet Bolstridge, Sydney Morris, Drew Wertzberger, Aimee Langston, Kathryn Andrus, Tori Hansen, Mackenzie Armstrong, Kevin Axelrod, Daylon Blakeley, Bryce Sampson, Mark Bekstrom, Tommy Hake
College OPTIONS ETS Senior Recognition – Kathryn Andrus, Josh Aguirre, Mark Bekstrom, Chet Bolstridge, Kim Eblen, Tommy Hake, Harrison Keane, Sydney Morris, Colin Paisley, Audra Parkin, Spencer Posl, Weston Stroud, Drew Wertzberger
Mt. Shasta Kiwanis Key Club, medallions – Kathryn Andrus, Violet Bolstridge, Tori Hansen, Autumn Heie, Amanda Skinner, Paige Hough, Mackenzie Hunt, Aimee Langston, Sydney Morris, Katie Reinig, Dominic Tognolini
Mt. Shasta Rotary Interact Club, stolls – Kelsie Titus, Sydney Morris, Mackenzie Hunt, Katie Reinig, Tori Hansen, Dominic Tognolini, Kathryn Andrus, Violet Bolstridge, Aimee Langston