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Seniors receive scholarships

Seniors won many awards and scholarships at the Senior Banquet Friday.

Seniors won many awards and scholarships at the Senior Banquet Friday.

  Loyalton High School students received $133,149 in scholarships Friday at the Senior Banquet, held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall. Twenty-six local organizations alone presented 53 scholarships to the Class of 2013, with other scholarships from state, national and college levels.

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.

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