San Manuel graduates near $1 million mark for scholarships, contracts

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Alvaro Alvarez, left, is this year’s Salutatorian at San Manuel High School. Breydan Main is the Valedictorian. John Hernandez | Miner

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San Manuel High School is rapidly gaining the reputation of helping students with post-high school academic funding and this year is no exception.

Sunday night at the annual Baccalaureate Service, seniors from the local high school were awarded with more than $800,000 in scholarships and military contracts. Twenty-nine of the 64 members of the San Manuel High School Class of 2014 were awarded with some form of funding – 45.3 percent.

In addition to the scholarships awarded for the state’s three university, Central Arizona College awarded seven academic scholarships and 22 Promise for the Future scholarships for a total of $167,040.

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach awarded five scholarships for a total of $30,000.

This year’s valedictorian, Breydan Main, and salutatorian, Alvaro Alvarez, garnered a fair share of the scholarships presented, but other students also garnered accolades as well.

Breydan Mainwas awarded the University of Arizona Wildcat Excellence Award ($24,000) and CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($5,760 each). Breydan’s awards totaled $35,520.

Alvaro Alvarezwas awarded a scholarship at Northern Arizona University ($36,000), University of Arizona Wildcat Excellence Award ($24,000), Grand Canyon University’s President’s Award ($39,000), CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($5,760 each) and local and state Elks scholarships ($1,400). Alvaro’s awards totaled $111,920.

Richard Romowas awarded Grand Canyon University’s President’s Award ($39,000), SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($6,000), CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($5,760 each), San Manuel Rotary Club Scholarship ($1,000), San Pedro Lions Club Scholarship ($750) and a state Elks scholarship ($1,200). Richard’s scholarships totaled $59,470.

John Bribiescaswas awarded the Arizona State University Dean’s Scholarship ($24,000), Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute Scholarship ($23,332), CLFSA Laura Rendon Scholarship ($20,000), University of Arizona Wildcat Excellence Award ($16,000), Grand Canyon University Provost’s Award ($35,000), Worth and Dot Howard Foundation Scholarship ($4,000), SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($6,000), SaddleBrooke Rotary Scholarship ($2,000), Pinal County Head Start Program Scholarship ($750), CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($5,760 each), a state Elks scholarship ($1,200), Knights of Columbus scholarship ($750) and the Vantage West Credit Union Scholarship ($1,000). John’s scholarships totaled $145,552.

Melissa Floreswas awarded the Fred and Sally Littau Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Arizona State University’s Achievement Award ($12,000), University of Arizona Wildcat Excellence Award ($10,000), Grand Canyon University’s Dean Award ($31,000), SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($6,000), CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($5,760 each), Knights of Columbus scholarship ($750) and the Todd Myers Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). Melissa’s awards totaled $73,270.

Analisa Roblesreceived the Arizona State University Achievement Award ($12,000), University of Arizona Wildcat Excellence Award ($24,000), Grand Canyon University President’s Award ($39,000), SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($6,000), SaddleBrooke Rotary Scholarship ($2,000), CAC’s Academic Scholarship ($5,760) and the Todd Myers Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). Analisa’s scholarships totaled $89,760.

Military contracts were announced forMatt Casillas, United States Marine Corps for $84,000, andNicole Primero-Predgo, United States Navy for $120,000.

Annissa Camachowas awarded the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship ($6,000), the CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship ($5,760), the San Manuel Rotary Club Scholarship ($1,000) and San Manuel Elks Scholarship ($500). Annissa’s awards totaled $13,260.

Matt Rashwas awarded CAC’s Promise for the Future Scholarship ($5,760) and the San Pedro Valley Lions Club Scholarship ($750). His awards totaled $6,510.

Cirena Lowewas awarded a CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship ($5,760), the Pinal County Federal Credit Union Scholarship ($1,500) and the Todd Myers Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). Cirena’s awards totaled $9,260.

Megan Garciawas awarded CAC’s Academic and Promise for the Future Scholarships ($11,520).

Stephanie Lopezwas awarded the Arizona Private School Association Scholarship ($1,000).

Anthony Lopezreceived the Arizona Private School Association Scholarship ($1,000).

Felicia Gomezwas awarded the Phillip Clark Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

Guillermo Madridreceived the ASARCO Scholarship ($8,000) and the CAC Promise for the Future Scholarship ($5,760) for a total of $13,760.

Brittney Allisonwas awarded the Wayne G. Gerkin Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

CAC Promise for the Future Scholarships were awarded to:Toni Molina, Nathaniel Lopez, Erin Thorn, Selena Leon, Latryce Rodriguez, Gabriela Gastelum, Miguel Gonzalez-Salazar, Cierra Austin, Rosa McBride, Iris Gonzalez-Hill, Julia VelasquezandMackenzie Vindiola.

Commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Fred Littau Field in San Manuel.

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