Ray scholars honored at annual banquet; 23 of 39 grads earn scholarships

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Over a potential million dollars in scholarships and awards were presented to Ray High School graduating seniors last week during the 2013 Scholarship and Awards program held in the GKI Courtyard. Twenty-three of the thirty-nine graduates were rewarded for their endeavors at RHS.

Co-Valedictorian Altin Hing came away with the possible all time high award as he accepted the United States Air Force Academy Prep School Scholarship of $45,000. Upon successful completion of prep school, Altin will be awarded an additional $400,000 for four years to attend the Air Force Academy for a grand total of almost a half a million dollars.

Other awards earned by Hing included the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship worth $1,200; MJROTC Scholarship of $200; Student Council Scholarship of $200; Edward and Obdulia M. Feldhake Memorial Scholarship of $700; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship of $400; Washington Journalism and Media Conference Leadership, $2,000; Norwich Presidential Scholarship, $14,500 a year for four years; Future Leader Camp Achievement, $1500, a year for two years; ASU Dean’s Scholarship, $6,000 a year for four years; ASU Army ROTC Scholarship, four years full tition, books, and a stipend; Ong Ko Met Association Scholarship, $400 and SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship, $1,500.

Co-Valedictorian Harmony Wormwood’s awards included U of A Wildcat Excellence Award, $2,000 a year for four years; Cesar Chavez Scholarship, $1,000; Worth and Dot Howard Scholarship, $1,000; John Slater Scholarship Fund, $1,000; Martin Woods Memorial Scholarship, $250; Student Council Scholarship, $100; Pinal County Junior Livestock Scholarship, $1,200; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; RHS Scholarship, $1,700; ASARCO Employee Funded Scholarship, $2,000; ASARCO Scholarship, $500; NHS Scholarship, $100; SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship, $1,500 a year for four years.

Co-Valedictorian Jesse Molar accepted the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, $900; Cesar Chavez Scholarship $1,000; Rotary Scholarship, $2,000; Martin Woods Memorial Scholarship, $250; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $200; RHS Scholarship, $1,700; ASARCO Scholarship, $2,000.

Haleigh Osborn, salutatorian, collected the NAU Lumberjack Scholars Award, $8,453 a year for four years; John Slater Scholarship Fund, $1,000; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; ASARCO Scholarship, $500; NHS Scholarship, $100.

More awards were given to the following:

Gabrielle Mapes, NAU Merit Scholarship, $2,500 a years for four years; Cesar Chavez Scholarship, $1,000; Student Council Scholarship, $100; Native Air Scholarship, $1,000; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; RHS Scholarship, $1,700; ASARCO Scholarship, $2,000; SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship, $1,500 a year for four years.

Kaela Wiegert, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Bert Slater Memorial Scholarship, $500; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; Chastain Educational Scholarship, $500; Anthony Carrillo Memorial Scholarship, $500.

Annie Hinojos, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Rotary Scholarship, $750; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $300; Elks Scholarship, $250; Pinal County Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $1,000.

Alyssa Dao, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Webber Trust, covers all educational expenses for up to six years, (potential value over $150,000.

Christian Rios, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; MJROTC Scholarship, $200.

Josette Kimmel, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $400; Bearcat Scholarship, $250; Robin Coon Scholarship, $750.

Dakota Mabuce, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years.

Michelle Johnson, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Robin Coon Scholarship, $750.

Tyson Pitner, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Robin Coon Scholarship, $750.

Jacob Wernett, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Kearny Women’s Club Scholarship, $1,000; Dave McFee Memorial Scholarship, $400; Rotary Scholarship, $500; Scot Thompson memorial Scholarship, $300; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; Gudrun Kelso Memorial Scholarship, $750.

Kymberly Terry, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Bearcat Scholarship, $250; Robin Coon Scholarship, $750.

Matt Graham, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Stephanie Ward Memorial Scholarship, $750.

Ciera Huffman, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Copper Area Health Volunteers Scholarship, $1,000; Student Council Scholarship, $100; Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship, $2,000; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100.

Eric Goodwin, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Chandler Gilbert Community College Athletic Scholarship, full tuition and books for two years.

Chris Misita, CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship, full tuition for two years; Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; Rotary Scholarship, $750; MJROTC Scholarship, $200.

Angela Fuentes, Kearny Women’s Club Scholarship, $1,000; Robin Coon Scholarship, $1,000; Academic Scholarship to Maine Thomas College, $7,500.

Kara Gillaspy, MJROTC Scholarship, $200.

Abigail Mapes, Stephanie Ward Memorial Scholarship, $750; Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $100; ASARCO Employee Funded Scholarship, $2,000; Robin Coon Scholarship, $1,500; Gudrun Kelso Memorial Scholarship, $500.

Alex Carrera, South Mountain Community College Athletic Scholarship, full tuition and books for two years.

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