Seniors rake in $4.5 million in scholarships and awards

Seniors rake in $4.5 million in scholarships and awards

LHS seniors took the stage Monday to be recognized for their achievements and efforts throughout the year. Underclassmen, staff, families and friends filled the Johnson Gym to pay tribute to the class of 2012. This year’s seniors earned over $4.5 million in scholarships according to Counselor Marcia Benner, who helped coordinate the event.”It’s really remarkable,”

LHS Seniors gather in the Johnson Gym for the annual Senior Awards Convocation, Monday, May 7, 2012. Students earned over $4.5 million in scholarships and awards. Photo by Nonyea Smith-Holden

LHS seniors took the stage Monday to be recognized for their achievements and efforts throughout the year. Underclassmen, staff, families and friends filled the Johnson Gym to pay tribute to the class of 2012.

This year’s seniors earned over $4.5 million in scholarships according to Counselor Marcia Benner, who helped coordinate the event.”It’s really remarkable,” Benner said.

Benner cites the other countless people who helped out, including counseling secretaries, teachers who identified students for LHS awards, and parents. “It really does take a village,” Benner said.

Among the big winners was senior Michelle Lee, who received the Bill and Malinda Gates Millennium Scholarship which consists of a  “good-through-graduation scholarship” to use at anycollege or university of her choice. Only 1,000 students in the country are selected for this scholarship each year.

LHS Senior Michelle Lee won the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship. Photo by Trevor Alley

Benner also pointed out that over 20 LHS seniors received Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation scholarships which provide “tuition and fees up to $3,600 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for incoming freshmen attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges.”

One hundred and twenty-three LHS seniors also received SCC Learn to Dream scholarships according to counselor Steve Vasa. This covers 45 credit hours of tuition at SCC.

A Photo Gallery of the Awards Convocation can be found here.

 

 

 

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  • Kris Radke
    August 18, 2012, 2:58 am

    Go Links 😉 Excellent job.

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