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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 . . .