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October 1, 2014

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2009 Sun Youth Forum Scholarship Recipients

Each year, a small selection of students are randomly picked to receive a $1,000 scholarship at the Sun Youth Forum. Here is a quick look at this year’s recipients:

    Jill Golding
  • Jill Golding
  • High School: Silverado High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Theater
  • College choice: UNLV
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  Meeting people from different parts of the city and expanding my views and opinions.
  • This scholarship means: It's amazing! It's the first I've received and makes me feel acknowledged for my participating in outside activities, and recognized for my dedication to school.
    Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith
  • High School: Centennial High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Student Council and President of National Honor Society
  • College choice: Brigham Young University
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  Being able to vocalize my opinions and hearing others' views as well.
  • This scholarship means: I'm thankful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship in order to help further my education.
    Dominique Tyler
  • Dominique Tyler
  • High School: Mojave High School
  • Clubs/Activities: DGCA, ABLA, Kay Club, Football and Track
  • College choice: UNLV
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  The discussion, even though their views may be different than mine. I always enjoy hearing others' opinions on how they view the world.
  • This scholarship means: It means I am that much closer to achieving a higher education, preferably at UNLV.
    Sontana Intraweat
  • Sontana Intraweat
  • High School: Sierra Vista High School
  • Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, College Club, Mu Alpha Theta, DECA, Student Council senior class president, soccer and track.
  • College choice: Berkeley
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  The debater.
  • This scholarship means: It means a lot because I've been given the opportunity that my parents are not able to fully provide.
    Tiffany Samia
  • Tiffany Samia
  • High School: Las Vegas High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Girl's golf, swimming JROTC and church.
  • College choice: United States Naval Academy
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  Meeting students from all over the school district.
  • This scholarship means: There would be less that my parents would have to worry about with expenses for college.
    Vanessa Cohen
  • Vanessa Cohen
  • High School: Eldorado High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Mariachi, orchestra, debate and theater
  • College choice: Southern Utah University
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  Very opinionated peers and a chance to meet new people.
  • This scholarship means: More money to put towards a great college education and an even better future.
    Francisco Guzman
  • Francisco Guzman
  • High School: Valley High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Art club
  • College choice: College of Southern Nevada
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  The session and getting to say what I want.
  • This scholarship means: A chance to go to college.
  • Francisco Guzman won a scholarship donated by State Senator Steven Horsford.
    Trevor Griffin
  • Trevor Griffin
  • High School: Virgin Valley High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Football and forensics
  • College choice: University of Miami, Ohio State or University of Utah
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  Giving opinions, having great debates with kids that have much more to offer than myself.
  • This scholarship means: It means that my mom doesn't have to stress the $1,000 that this gave to me. Also, this means that I can better my education by the generous offer that Mrs. Berkley gave to me, and I am extremely thankful. Thank you Mrs. Berkley.
  • Trevor Griffin won a scholarship donated by Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.
    Karen Gabitanan
  • Karen Gabitanan
  • High School: Rancho High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Student ambassadar, track and Key Club.
  • College choice: UNLV
  • Favorite part of the SYF:  The experience of meeting people and debating about problems we face.
  • This scholarship means: It means everything! This scholarship is really quite beneficial to my needs in attending UNLV.
  • Karen Gabitanan won the UNLV scholarship.