Five eighth graders each earned $500 college scholarships at the end of last school year, courtesy of the Lyman W. and Nancy E. Lough Eighth Grade Scholarship Fund.
The awards go to students with a minimum GPA of 2.0, good citizenship and a potential for future success. The winners traditionally are students who are beating the odds and continuing to learn despite tough circumstances such as a disability, a difficult home life or other challenges. The winners and their schools are Anthony Adams, Washington; Carrie Porter, Nelson; Javier Tovar Garcia, Lindbergh; Josiah Broderick, Keller; and Sammy Moore, Lindsey.
As part of the Lough Awards an additional $180-per-year scholarship from the Frangesch Memorial Fund went to student Jonx Galang of Muir.
The Frangesch award selection criteria are the same as those used for the Lough Awards.