Seniors receive scholarships
Commencement exercises will be held Friday at the William R. Rouse Gymnasium at LHS, beginning sharply at 6 p.m.
Veronica Renteria is class valedictorian, and Preston Reugebrink is salutatorian.
Nine 2013 seniors achieved life membership in the California Scholarship Federation at the banquet and will wear the gold stole and tassel at graduation: Benjamin Coonrod, Cash Grandi, Thomas Ketchum, Rebecca Renteria, Veronica Renteria, Preston Reugebrink, Zoe Studer, Tess White and Katelyn Wolf.
Academic advisor Janet McHenry announced at the banquet that 16 of the 30 graduates were accepted into four-year universities this year—the highest percentage ever—with most students planning to attend college or trade school after graduation.
Local groups awarded $57,049 in scholarships to LHS seniors:
Kenneth Alexander Memorial Scholarship, $500, Cash Grandi
John Bechen Memorial Scholarships: $1,000 each to Thomas Ketchum, Veronica Renteria and Preston Reugebrink
Booster Club Scholarships: $400 each to Austin DeBerg, Sheldon DeBerg, Benjamin Coonrod, Cash Grandi, Joseph Peterman, Preston Reugebrink
Calpine Elks Dave Story, Jr., Memorial Scholarship, $500, Austin DeBerg
Calpine Improvement Association, Wanda Longsine Memorial Scholarships: $200, Robin Griffin; $300, Rebecca Renteria; $400, Veronica Renteria; $500, Preston Reugebrink; $600, Zoe Studer
E Clampus Vitus, $1,849, Veronica Renteria
Feather River Archery Club, Toby J. Stevens Memorial Scholarship, $750, Benjamin Coonrod
Edna Gottardi Memorial Scholarship, $500, Benjamin Coonrod
Graeagle Lions Club Vocational Educational Scholarship, $500, Sheldon DeBerg
Liberty Utilities Scholarship, $250, Thomas Ketchum
Loyalton Sports Club Scholarships: $500, Thomas Ketchum; $500, Rebecca Renteria; $1,000, Cash Grandi; $1,000 Veronica Renteria
Joan Morgan Memorial Scholarship, $500, Robin Griffin
Gene Moses Memorial Scholarship, $500, Thomas Ketchum
Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen, Francis Carmichael Memorial Scholarship, $1,200, Cash Grandi
Roping Club Scholarship, $750, Cash Grandi
Rotary Club of Loyalton Scholarships: $1,000, Rebecca Renteria; $1,000, Veronica Renteria; $1,000 Preston Reugebrink; $750, Thomas Ketchum; $750, Benjamin Coonrod
Joe Runge Memorial Scholarship, $100 each, Benjamin Coonrod, Cash Grandi, Thomas Ketchum, Joseph Peterman, Preston Reugebrink
Les Schwab Tire Center of Portola, Brady Coates Memorial Scholarship, $500, Thomas Ketchum
Sierra County Employees Association Award, $500, Benjamin Coonrod
Sierra Pacific Industries Scholarship, $3,500/year for $14,000 total to Rebecca Renteria, and $3,500/year for $14,000 total to Veronica Renteria
Sierra-Plumas Teachers Association, $500 each, Joseph Peterman, Zoe Studer
Sierra Valley 4-H Club Scholarships: $350, Cash Grandi; $400 Benjamin Coonrod
Sierra Valley Gun Club, $500, Thomas Ketchum
Treasure Mtn. 4-H Club Scholarships: $350, Robin Griffin; $350, Rebecca Renteria; $400 Veronica Renteria
Emily Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship, $750 each to Rebecca Renteria and Veronica Renteria
Scholarships from statewide organiza-tions were as follows:
California-Hawaii Elks Association: District Scholarship, $200; State Scholarship, $800
Grand Chapter of California Order of the Eastern Star, $1,000, Thomas Ketchum
Several national scholarships were given, as follows:
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship, $1,000 each, Tommy Ketchum, Rebecca Renteria, Veronica Renteria, Preston Reugebrink
Pacific International Trapshooting Association, $100, Thomas Ketchum
Several students also received scholarships from their universities:
University of Nevada, Reno, Pack Pride Scholarship, $1,000 each, Thomas Ketchum and Joseph Peterman
Dominican University of California, $17,000/year for $68,000 total to Zoe Studer.