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PHS grads roll in more than $7.6 million in scholarships

Les Bowen/The Daily Courier<br>Lois Cyr, with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6, presents one of several awards to Autumn Dominguez on Thursday night at the Prescott High School scholarship awards program.

Les Bowen/The Daily Courier<br>Lois Cyr, with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6, presents one of several awards to Autumn Dominguez on Thursday night at the Prescott High School scholarship awards program.

PRESCOTT - The Class of 2015 at Prescott High School surpassed their predecessors in earning more than $7.6 million in scholarships. Many seniors learned of their awards at the school's scholarship awards program Thursday night, May 21, in the Ruth Street Theatre.

"Our seniors did a great job going after these scholarships," Principal Stephanie Hillig said, adding she was amazed when the Class of 2014 tallied more than $5.7 million, so she was even happier to see this year's total.

Two of the largest awards went to Sierra Rosdahl and Hanna Mauldin, who received four-year appointments to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, and U.S. Naval Academy in Anapolis, Maryland, each valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Dozens more received scholarship awards from Yavapai College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona.

The night also honored Flinn Scholar Alexandra Nguyen and 4.0 student Zane Galpin, along with a long list of Graduates with Distinction, who earned 4.0 grade-point averages with 24 or more credits and at least one Advanced Placement course.

Smaller awards came from a variety of organizations representing service clubs, law enforcement groups, sports, veteran and military organizations, businesses, and other community groups.

Several honored the memory of deceased members of the community, including John E. Hanna Sr., C. Derk Janssen, Gheral Brownlow, Dr. Wayne Beck, Courtney Lee Wagner, Leonard "Rosie" Ross, Mabel Frank, Victor Martin, Dr. Bill Shepard, Roberta Stallings and Susie Webb.

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