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SSSCU Announces 2014 College Scholarship Winners

Las Vegas, NV – Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) has announced its 2014 college scholarship winners. Each of these scholarships awards $2,000 annually, renewable for up to four years, and is awarded to high school seniors who are Credit Union members and who demonstrate excellence in academics, and are good citizens with a strong civic commitment to their school and their community. The six scholarships are named to honor long-time volunteers, past and present, of the Credit Union. They are the Arlene Parkinson, Bart Roche, Leonard Petoske, William Moore, Terry Mannion and Harold McKay scholarships.



Arlene Parkinson Scholarship to Austin Phillips, Palo Verde High School, who will graduate first in his class of 589 students with a weighted GPA of 4.7. A gifted bassoonist, Austin plays first chair for the Nevada All-State Band, and is also a member of the varsity swim team. He intends to pursue a degree in Accounting or Finance at Brigham Young University after completing a two year mission for his church.

Bart Roche Scholarship to Cimarron-Memorial High School’s John Baird, who will graduate first in his class of 535 students with a weighted GPA of 4.77. Along with his academic achievements, he is a member of the Nevada All-State Orchestra (playing the bass) and an Eagle Scout. John intends to study Engineering at Brigham Young University after completing a two year mission for his church.

Leonard Petoske Scholarship to Diondra Dilworth of Valley High School, who will graduate first in her class of 651 students with a weighted GPA of 4.8. An accomplished trumpet player, Diondra has played with the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic Honor Brass, as well as the Jester Hairston Music Association. She has applied and been accepted to Harvard to study Engineering.

William Moore Scholarship goes to Benjamin Bondoc from Green Valley High School, who will graduate in the top 2% of his class with a weighted GPA of 4.76. Ben serves his community at every opportunity; assisting with geriatric patient care at Desert Springs Hospital, or as a mentor and ‘buddy’ to special needs students at GVHS’s “Best Buddies” program. He is also an Eagle Scout. He plans to attend BYU to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.

The Terry Mannion Scholarship goes to Silverado High School’s Anna Lieberman who has achieved an overall weighted GPA of 4.67, and is in the top 10% of her graduating class. She is a member of the Review-Journal’s “R-Jeneration” program. Anna also volunteers at several community-oriented organizations such as Peer Helpers, and Silverado’s “Be Kind” Club and National Honor Society. She plans to attend the University of Oregon to study Journalism.

The Harold McKay Scholarship goes to Colton Honey, of CSN High School. He will graduate this June with an Advanced Honors high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree. After overcoming a vision issue early in his schooling, he worked hard to learn the skills to tackle soccer, baseball and basketball, and to become a Straight A student. He also founded and continues to serve as President of Boulder City H.S.’s “Best Buddies” program, so that the program would not die when he made the transfer to CSN. Colton has been accepted to BYU where he intends to study Electrical Engineering.

Silver State Schools Credit Union was founded in 1951 to serve Nevada’s educational community, and currently has 9 locations throughout the Las Vegas valley.
2014 College Scholarship Winners
Release Date: 4/30/2014

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