Siskiyou Youth is pleased to announce the awarding of four $200 scholarships to Siskiyou County graduating high school students.
Kayla Emerson, Mt. Shasta High School
Emerson played softball and volleyball this school year, and was the captain of her Shasta Cascade League champion softball team. She was a section leader for the Vocal Jazz Choir. Emerson had one of the highest grade point averages in her class and will be attending St. Mary’s College in the fall.
Jilinda Franklin, Etna High School
Franklin was the Division-III and Shasta Cascade League 3200m champion. She ran cross country and was a member of the SCL champion Lady Lions basketball team. Franklin is also active in FFA and the Catholic Youth Organization. An honor student and class Salutatorian, Franklin will be attending Pacific University.
Andrew Pimentel, Yreka High School
Pimentel played football, basketball, and baseball at YHS. Athletic Director and Vice-principal Chris Harris called Pimentel a “tremendous asset to our campus.” An honor student, he will be attending the College of the Siskiyous.
Alma Villegas, Discovery High School
Villegas will be attending College of the Siskiyous. Among her many achievements at Discovery High School, Villegas nearly single handedly produced the school’s yearbook. According to Principal Marie Caldwell, when everyone else dropped the ball, Villegas picked it up and ran with it.
Siskiyou Youth Scholarships are funded by advertising revenue, particularly from Slide Show Sponsors. It is Siskiyou Youth’s hope to add scholarships for graduating students at Weed, Happy Camp, Dunsmuir, and Butte Valley high schools in the spring of 2010.
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