Ray High School seniors rewarded for hard work

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Kearny Women’s Club Miriam Avelar presented Ray High School Seniors Danielle Barajas and Shaylynn Arbizo each with a $1000 scholarship.

  This year’s graduating seniors were rewarded for all their hard work with thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards. A formal ceremony wasn’t held due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing.

  Aaron Azevedo received the NAU Lumberjack Scholarship ($10,650 for four years); SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($3,000 for four years); Art Padilla Memorial Scholarship ($250); NHS Scholarship ($200); Carmen Bustamante Memorial Scholarship ($500); and the Robin Coon Scholarship ($1,000).

  Shelby Yocum received the ASU New American University Provosts Award ($7,000 for four years); ASU Sun Devil State Award ($1,500 for four years);  SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($3,000 for four years); Resolution Copper Scholarship ($3,000); ASARCO Employee Funded Scholarship ($1,000); Art Padilla Memorial Scholarship ($250); Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($465); NHS Scholarship ($200); and the Robin Coon Scholarship ($1,000). 

  Savannah Ortiz received the NAU Lumberjack Scholarship ($10,650 for four years); Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarship ($1,000); SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($3,000 for four years); Native Air Scholarship ($1,000); Edward M. and Obdulia M. Feldhake Memorial Scholarship ($700); Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($465); NHS Scholarship ($175); and the Robin Coon Scholarship ( $1,000).

  Emma Cude received the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($1,500 for two years, then $3,000 for two years); and the Copper Area Health Volunteers Scholarship ($1,000 for four years).

  Aiden Acuna received the NAU Lumberjack Scholarship ( $10,650 for four years); Robin Coon Scholarship ($1,000); and the ASARCO Scholarship ($1,500).

  Annalise Manuel received the GCU Provost’s Scholarship ($6,500 for four years); GCU In-State Scholarship ($1,000 for four years); GCU Choice Scholarship ( $500 for four years): Robin Coon Scholarship ($1,000); and the NHS Scholarship ($150). 

   Luke Warren received the Pinal County Federal Credit Union Scholarship ($500); and the John Slater Memorial Scholarship ($500). 

  Danielle Barajas received the Kearny Women’s Club Scholarship ($1,000). 

  Shaylyn Arbizo received the Kearny Women’s Club Scholarship ($1,000).

  Madison Dollar received the NAU President’s Scholarship ($8,000 for four years).

  Julia Lorona received the NAU President’s Scholarship ($8,000 for four years); and the ASARCO Scholarship ($1,000). 

  Emiley Rutter received the Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($300). 

  Bianca Gutierrez received the Bert Slater Memorial Scholarship ($500). 

   The following students  have met the GPA requirement to receive the CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship which will cover the full cost of their tuition for two years. It will be awarded to them upon their submission of all required documents, including community service hours, to CAC: Emma Cude, Julia Lorona, Luke Warren, Ivan Hetrick, Grace Rabb, Kayleigh Faucette, Crysta Walters, Acacia Baldenegro, Bianca Gutierrez, Alejandro Felix, Emiley Rutter, Christian Day, Shaylyn Arbizo, Nicholas Harmon and Eric Manriquez.

  We are always proud of the students who reach toward a goal and achieve it. In this strange time, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of life in the Copper Basin area, the nation and the world, for students to even keep on track, but, especially to excel, is truly inspiring.

   The schools were closed. Teachers were not there to give guidance and keep the students on track. It was literally a world of stress and stumbling blocks. Look what they did! They deserve to have their accomplishments celebrated. No celebration will be held in the usual way, though, with gatherings of family, friends and classmates.   

  In a quieter way, these students will be celebrated in community-wide memory, as fine examples of how to triumph over adversity.  Great job, students!  

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