On Wednesday, May 15th the leaders, faculty and families of West High School celebrated the tremendous success of their students. The ceremony featured honors for academic achievement and recent scholarship announcements, including the following award winners! Tracy Vo received a very distinguished award, a Gates Millennium Scholarship award, which will pay for her entire undergraduate degree. Each year only 1,000 Gates scholars are selected nationwide, and Tracy was the ONLY recipient in the entire state of Iowa this year.
Other awards included: Greg Arp Memorial Scholarship awards to Sydney Buckles, Kristopher Burney, Tyler Lightner, Laren Skulte, Brittany Pernell and Ashley VanWinkle. The Jack Hudson Testimonial Scholarship went to to Freya Greene for her outstanding performance in science classes. Davenport Schools Foundation awards included the Johnson School Scholarship to Sydney Buckles and Rachel Wince; the Brad Peck Memorial Scholarship to Kristopher Burnery; the Pohling and Davenport Schools Future Educator Scholarship to Shelby Tracy; the Class of ’59 and Johnson School scholarships to Clara Loter; and the DSF Scholarship to Jamesia Johnson. Other recognees included two Betty Nelson Career Technical scholarships to Tyler Lightner and Justin Bailey.