Honored: From left, Justen Hardaway, Samantha Curtin, Marty Chandler and Sydney Campbell. COURTESY PHOTOS

Top high school seniors earn Scott Banke Memorial Scholarships | School briefs

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:08pm
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Four Auburn high school seniors recently were named Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship winners for 2017.

They were Auburn Mountainview’s Justen Hardaway, who will attend the University of Washington, Samantha Curtin (Central Washington) and Marty Chandler (Yale), and Auburn Riverside’s Sydney Campbell.

The See Ya Later Foundation awards scholarships each year to top Auburn students who make an impact in the classroom and throughout the community.

This year’s scholarship program attracted 28 applications, with the top 10 applicants selected for interviews. Four winners were chosen from the final 10.

Each winner receives a $1,500 scholarship from the foundation for college-related expenses.

The SYL Foundation is a faith-based, nondenominational organization with the mission of helping families fraught by a child’s medical crisis.

Learn more at seeyalater.org.

Elsewhere

Western Washington University student Michael Christian Ajeto, son of Cesar Ajeto and Noel Ajeto of Auburn, has received the $2,500 Merle Prim Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.The scholarship is awarded to provide support for students who are majoring in psychology or behavioral neuroscience. Ajeto graduated from Auburn Riverside High in 2013. He is an undergraduate student in Western’s psychology program. Ajeto volunteers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness and works for the YMCA. … Isaac Drewes (performance, church music) recently graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.). He is the son of Timothy and Cheryl Drewes of Auburn. …

Madison Newell of Auburn was named to the president’s list for spring semester at the University of Alabama. A total of 11,101 students were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president’s list with GPA of 4.0 (all A’s). … Auburn students Drew Camp (bachelor of science, engineering) and Hannah Vernhes (B.S., mathematics) were among the more than 900 undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.) this spring. … The following students from Auburn made the dean’s list at George Fox for spring semester: Camp; Vernhes; Paul Gallagher (sophomore, communication arts); Rachel Grey (freshman, philosophy and politics); Ryan Hance (senior, engineering); Leanna Harris (sophomore, information systems); Mason Koch (sophomore, management); JJ Lacey (senior, marketing); and Jessica Navlet (senior, social work). …

Jessica Ingle (bachelor of fine arts, interior design) received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the spring semester. The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

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