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59 local students awarded I.F. Mayor's Scholarship

Published online: Mar 06, 2018 Articles, Education And Arts
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Congrats to the 59 local students who have just been announced as recipients of the Annual Idaho Falls Mayor's Scholarship Fund.

The awards, which total more than $65,000, will be presented at the fund's 13th annual ceremony set for March 28 at the Colonial Theater.

According to Executive Director Leslie Pincock, this year's program includes several new awards as well as some specific scholarship offers from the College of Eastern Idaho and Idaho State University College of Arts & Letters.

Following a private reception, the public ceremony begins at 7 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

Additional details from the mayor's office:

  • Thirty graduating seniors received the Senior Scholarship of $1,500.

  • Six seniors were offered a scholarship through the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund by CEI, while two seniors were offered a scholarship by ISU College of Arts & Letters. 

  • Twenty students, grades 8-11, received the Mayor’s Promise Award of $250.

  • Four seniors who are past Promise Award recipients received the $2,500 Legacy Senior Award. 

  • The Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award of $2,500 was awarded to one student: Kayla Tran from Hillcrest High School.

All scholarships are intended for use at accredited institutions of higher education in Idaho. The Mayor’s Promise Award can also be applied to dual credit courses taken through Idaho high schools. Dual credit courses allow students to obtain college credits while working toward their high school diploma.

“Our community is wise to invest in these promising young people,” notes Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper. “They represent the best of our future. We are very fortunate to have generous sponsors and terrific volunteers to make this scholarship program possible. I could not be more excited to see the number of awards grow to reach even more deserving students this year.”

In 2006, then Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman, in partnership with the District 91 and District 93 Education Foundations, established the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund has provided 389 scholarships totaling more than $395,000 to area students.

And the awards go to...

Senior Award Recipients 

Damaris Fernandez, Bonneville High School

Dylan Cook, Bonneville High School

Lauren Arfmann, Bonneville High School

Alyssa Villa, Bonneville High School

Kylee Rainey, Bonneville High School

Edith Morillon, Bonneville High School

Chloey Hall, Bonneville High School

Yisel Mendieta Chavez, Bonneville High School

Tycen Biggs, Bonneville High School

Zoe Ricks, Emerson High School

Brecklyn Sheldon, Emerson High School

Allyson Boyd, Emerson High School

Garrett Corbridge, Hillcrest High School

Camryn Giles, Hillcrest High School

Taylor Lance, Hillcrest High School

Tyler Taysom, Hillcrest High School

Maddie Landers, Hillcrest High School

Hannah Hale, Hillcrest HS/Bonneville Online

Mariela Guadarrama, Idaho Falls High School

Whitney Raymond, Idaho Falls High School

Kate West, Idaho Falls High School

Jacob Brower, Lincoln High School

Carter Josephson, Skyline High School

Sydney Nelson, Technical Careers High School

Sydnie Eldridge, Watersprings High School

Zane Holliday, Homeschool

Legacy Senior Awards

Kenidee Casper, Bonneville High School

Joshua Truesdell, Hillcrest High School

Lillian Reed, Technical Careers High School

Maria Flores, Skyline High School

CEI Scholarship Recipients

Dakota Mitchell, Bonneville High School

Raegan Landon, Bonneville High School

Rocio Rojas, Homeschool

Brooke Waters, Bonneville High School

Victoria Price, Bonneville High School

Joanna Gonzales, Bonneville High School

ISU College of Arts & Letters Recipients

Tylee Eck, Bonneville High School

Trevor Poulson, Emerson High School

Promise Award Recipients 

Jordan Powell, Eagle Rock Middle School

Megan Bentz, Eagle Rock Middle School

Jaxon Ricks, Rocky Mountain Middle School

Isaac Davidson, Sandcreek Middle School

Brianda Pineda, Bonneville High School

Kady Hawkins, Bonneville High School

Emily Hansen, Bonneville High School

Brynley Jackson, Bonneville High School

Cameron Ball, Bonneville High School

Tristan Smith, Bonneville High School

Kylee Chamberlain, Bonneville High School

Sadie Trubl, Bonneville High School

Bailey Peterson, Technical Careers High School

Travis McKnight, Technical Careers High School

Kirsi Miller, Hillcrest High School

Amy Olsen, Hillcrest High School

Jessica Gutierrez, Idaho Falls High School

Abigail Droegemueller, Taylor’s Crossing PCS

Vincent Acosta, Taylor’s Crossing PCS

Veronica Jackman, Compass Academy


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