The Class of 2016 won $227,284 in scholarships Friday at the Senior Banquet, held at the Catholic Church social hall.
Scholarships from local organizations totaled $37,249, as follows:
Kenneth Alexander Memorial Scholarship, $500 each: Abby Campbell and Hayden Ketchum
Josh Arnold Memorial Scholarship, $600 each: Hayden Ketchum and Winston Reugebrink
John Bechen Memorial Scholarship, $3,000 each: Bret Colberg and Augustus Driscoll
Booster Club: Winston Reugebrink, $300; Abby Campbell, $500; Hayden Ketchum, $700
Calpine Elks Vocational Scholarship, $500, Abby Campbell
Calpine Improvement Association, Augustus Driscoll, $800; Winston Reugebrink, $1,200
Eastern Plumas Health Care Cider Scholarship, $250, Ericha Eberhart
E Clampus Vitus, $1,849, Bret Colberg
Edna Gottardi Memorial Scholarship, $500, Emily Lares
Graeagle Lions Vocational Scholarship, $500, Samantha Guidotti
Liberty Utilities Scholarship, $500, Hayden Ketchum
Loyalton Sports Club, $2,000, Hayden Ketchum; $1,000 Winston Reugebrink
Joan Morgan Memorial Scholarship, $500, Alissa Bennett
Clayton Neer Memorial Scholarships: 4-H, $250, Kennedy Hood; FFA, $250, Hayden Ketchum
Plumas Association of Realtors, $750, Samantha Guidotti
Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association, $500, Samantha Guidotti
Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau, $700, Samantha Guidotti
Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, $1,000, Abby Campbell
Roping Club, $1,000, Samantha Guidotti
Rotary Club of Loyalton: $1,000 each, Kennedy Hood and Augustus Driscoll; Dick Wiggin Memorial Community Service Award, Samantha Guidotti, $1,000
Joe Runge Memorial Scholarship: $100 each, Abby Campbell, Luke Campbell, Bryant Doyle, Ericha Eberhart, Samantha Guidotti, Kennedy Hood, Hayden Ketchum, Winston Reugebrink
Sierra County Employees Association, $250, Winston Reugebrink
Sierra-Plumas Teachers Association, $500 each, Hayden Ketchum, Winston Reugebrink
Sierra Valley 4-H Club, $425, Kennedy Hood
Sierra Valley Grange, $3,000 each: Bret Colberg, Bryant Doyle, Samantha Guidotti
Sierra Valley Gun Cub, $500, Hayden Ketchum
Toby J. Stevens Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Bryant Doyle
Treasure Mtn. 4-H Club, $500, Kennedy Hood
Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Award, $25, Winston Reugebrink
Emily J. Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Abby Campbell
State-level scholarships totaled $18,035, as follows:
California Interscholastic Federation Subway Spirit of Sport Award, $1,000 each: Abby Campbell and Augustus Driscoll
California P.E.O. State Chapter Ethel O. Gardner Scholarship, $1,035, Hayden Ketchum
California Scholarship Federation: Seymour Memorial Award, $2,000, Luke Campbell; North Section Sealbearer Award, $1,000, Hayden Ketchum
California Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship, $2,000/year renewable for a total of $8,000, Hayden Ketchum
California Teachers Association Scholarship, $5,000, Bryant Doyle
Two scholarships at the national level were announced: Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship, $1,000 each, Hayden Ketchum and Winston Reugebrink.
Additionally, two major university scholarships were announced, as follows:
Boise State University, $14,000/year renewable for a total of $56,000, Augustus Driscoll
California State University, Long Beach, Presidential Honors Scholarship, $28,500/year renewable for a total of $114,000, Kennedy Hood
Principal Tom Jones announced the top academic honors: valedictorian, Kennedy Hood, and co-salutatorians, Bret Colberg and Augustus Driscoll.
Academic Advisor Janet McHenry presented California Scholarship Federation life membership gold honors to 10 seniors: Alissa Bennett, Abby Campbell, Luke Campbell, Bret Colberg, Bryant Doyle, Augustus Driscoll, Ericha Eberhart, Samantha Guidotti, Kennedy Hood, and Hayden Ketchum.
Top Senior Project Awards were also given to the following seniors: Winston Reugebrink, Outstanding Senior Project Research Paper; Outstanding Senior Project Presentation: Bret Colberg, Samantha Hall-Fenstermaker and Winston Reugebrink; and Outstanding Senior Project Activity and Most Outstanding Senior Project, Alexis Curtis.
Eleven of the 22 seniors were accepted at four-year universities this year, McHenry stated later, with 10 registering at these schools: Alissa Bennett, Northern Arizona University; Abby Campbell, George Fox University; Luke Campbell, Oklahoma Baptist University; Bret Colberg, University of Nevada, Reno; Bryant Doyle, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Augustus Driscoll, Boise State University; Samantha Guidotti, Chico State University; Kennedy Hood, Long Beach State; Hayden Ketchum, University of Nevada, Reno; and Winston Reugebrink, University of Nevada, Reno.
Several will attend community colleges: Samantha Hall-Fenstermaker, Ericha Eberhart, Emily Lares, and Tyler Lake, College of the Siskiyous, and Alexis Curtis, Sierra College, Truckee. Two will join the military: John Boren, U.S. Marines, and Beto Lopez, U.S. Army. Others plan to join the work force.