Five eighth graders have each earned $500 college scholarships, 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 Ahmad Diouf, Hamilton; Alvaro Gomez, Lindsey; Tasha Napeli, Powell; Kirirathta Sokhom-Khou, Rogers; and Edwin Torres, Washington.
As part of the Lough Awards an additional $180-per-year scholarship from the Frangesch Memorial Fund went to student Cal Griffith of Newcomb.
The Frangesch award selection criteria are the same as those used for the Lough Awards.