Vale grads get big boost from Vale Alumni Association

VALE – The Vale Alumni Association handed out a record $14,950 in scholarships Sunday to 13 Vale High School graduates.

The association started granting scholarships in 2003, giving $1,000 that year to three graduates. In six years, 56 graduates have been awarded a total of $38,100.

The record amount this year was due to the success of the association’s inaugural Hall of Fame induction dinner last fall.

Awarded $1,500 scholarships this year were:

• Dallie Johnson of Vale, daughter of Jason and Rachette Johnson, who will attend Utah State University.

• Tessa McFetridge of Vale, daughter of Steve and Penny McFetridge, who will attend Treasure Valley Community College.

• Dan Wenger of Vale, son of Dave and Kerry Wenger, who will attend the University of Wyoming.

• Piper Wolfe of Vale, daughter of Brian and Barbara Wolfe, who will attend Utah State University.

• Josh Andersen of Ontario, son of Dan and Lynette Andersen, who will attend the College of Idaho.

• Audrey Marchek of Harper, daughter of Kerry Marchek, who will attend Kansas State University.

Awarded $850 scholarships were:

• Josh Duckworth of Ontario, son of Brad and Ann Marie Duckworth, who will attend the College of Southern Idaho to study automotive technology.

• Allee Ewing of Vale, daughter of Bart and Larissa Ewing, who will attend Taylor Andrews Academy.

• Kelly Fuller of Vale, daughter of Todd and Linda Fuller, who will attend Dixie State University.

• Kendall Hawley of Vale, daughter of Matt and Colleen Hawley, who will be attending Treasure Valley Community College.

• Sable Kelso of Vale, daughter of Scott and Cresta Kelso, who will attend Boise State University.

• Dylan Marshall of Vale, son of Steve and Becky Marshall, who will be attending Boise Bible College.

• Sam McLaughlin of Vale, son of Mike McLaughlin and SandiJean Fuson, who will attend the University of Oregon.

The association’s first scholarships went to Taylor Jacobs of Vale, who received $500 and graduated from college in Wyoming. Cody Wilcox of Brogan and Morgan Stills of Ontario each received $250.

Wilcox attended college in Kansas and obtained a range management degree from Treasure Valley Community College. He is now helping operate the family ranch in Ironside.