Governor awards 38 college scholarships

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The winners of the 2015 Governor’s Cup Scholarship.

Thirty-eight high school students headed to an Idaho institute of high education were awarded Governor’s Cup scholarships on Monday. The students were chosen from 700 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Funds’ board of directors. Selections were made based on each students commitment to public service, academic achievement and community involvement. The award is $3,000 per year, which is renewable for up to four years.

“If there are two things we can never get enough of – but already have in abundance – it’s talented, committed young people and generous citizens eager to help them achieve their dreams,” Gov. Butch Otter said. “I’m overjoyed to be able to reward these students with a hand up toward reaching their higher education goals.”

Due to strong fundraising efforts, 15 more scholarships were given out this year compared to last year.

Here is a list of this year’s recipients, along with their high schools and the schools they will attend in the fall:

Academic Scholarships – four-year programs

Kaleala Bass – Grangeville High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Brian Beatty – Century High School, Pocatello – Attending the University of Idaho
Kinsley Bonfilio – Bishop Kelly High School, Boise – Attending Boise State University
Sierra Bowman – Homedale High School – Attending the College of Idaho
Alicia Bright – Highland High School, Pocatello – Attending BYU-Idaho
Larell Brown – Greenleaf Friends Academy – Attending Northwest Nazarene University
Samuel Cahoon – Kimberly High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Brooklyn Daylong – Vallivue High School, Caldwell – Attending Northwest Nazarene University
Christopher Duggan – Liberty Charter School, Nampa – Attending Boise State University
Jonathan Flores — Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Caldwell – Attending the University of Idaho
Jenna Harris – Hansen High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Samantha Johnson – Blackfoot High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Ashley Kinzel – Meridian High School – Attending Idaho State University
Savannah LeForce – Potlatch High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Daisha Leyshon – American Falls High School – Attending Idaho State University
McKenzie Mangun – Caldwell High School – Attending Idaho State University
Mariah Montoya – Emmett High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Sarah Mosman – Nezperce High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Kasey Peach – Coeur d’Alene High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Madison Pratt – Horseshoe Bend High School – Attending Northwest Nazarene University
Annarose Qualls – home school, Moscow – Attending the University of Idaho
Mariah Rae – Bonners Ferry High School – Attending North Idaho College and then Lewis-Clark State
Lainey Reay – Capital High School, Boise – Attending the College of Idaho
Kate Ringer – Timberline High School, Boise – Attending the University of Idaho
Taylor Rush – Melba High School – Attending Boise State University
Kenneth Sheffler – Potlatch High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Sadie Shirts – Weiser High School – Attending Boise State University
JaNeil Skillings – Idaho Falls High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Jenny Uhling – Lewiston High School – Attending the University of Idaho
William Veloso – Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian – Attending Idaho State University
Isaac Walters – St. Maries High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Christa White – Borah High School, Boise – Attending Idaho State University
Lena Wilson – Mountain Home High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Dustin Winston – Middleton High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Professional Technical – two- or three-year programs

Luke Borden – Boise High School – Attending Idaho State University
Kevin Jones – Boise High School – Attending College of Western Idaho
Kaycee Thiel – Emmett High School – Attending College of Southern Idaho

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