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December 22, 2014

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2010 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:

    Youth Forum
  • Ellia Higuchi
  • High School: Green Valley High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Forensics, vice president of the BBYO
  • College choice: University of California Berkeley or Stanford University
  • Favorite part of the SYF: The opportunity to get the perspectives of people from different areas of Las Vegas and ideas that you don't get exposed to.
  • This scholarship means: It means a lot to me. It gives me some freedom and advances my studies without having to think about the cost as much.
    Youth Forum
  • Jerrica Byrd
  • High School: Secta High School
  • Clubs/Activities: Key Club and Book club
  • College choice: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Favorite part of the SYF: I really liked my discussion topic, Teen Topics. Everyone had good opinions about it. We talked about the teen suicide rate and sexting. Meeting all the people, seeing my middle-school friends and people from all over the city.
  • This scholarship means: It totally caught me off-guard. It offsets the cost of my education.
    Youth Forum
  • Andrew Jacobson
  • High School: Pale Verde
  • Clubs/Activities: Track and cross country, National Honors Society
  • College choice: Applied to Stanford and wants to study business
  • Favorite part of the SYF: It's just fun being able to meet all these awesome kids and know what the kids think of all the issues facing Nevada.
  • This scholarship means: This is great. It's always great to have some extra money for school.
    Youth Forum
  • Emmitt Jordan
  • High School: Las Vegas
  • Clubs/Activities: Marching band and post-secondary classes
  • College choice: Air Force Academy, wants to study aviation
  • Favorite part of the SYF: I guess this (laughs). No, the whole thing. I almost didn't come, but I'm glad I did.
  • This scholarship means: It's a big help. The academy is extremely expensive.
    Youth Forum
  • Gaby Guerrero
  • High School: Sierra Vista
  • Clubs/Activities: French Club, Best Buddies, DECA
  • College choice: UNLV or UNR, wants to study forensics
  • Favorite part of the SYF: Hearing people's different points of view.
  • This scholarship means: It will be such a relief for my parents. They'll be so happy.
    Youth Forum
  • Nuria Wright-Garba
  • High School: Boulder City
  • Clubs/Activities: Track
  • College choice: Portland University or San Diego State or UNR, wants to study geology or a physical science
  • Favorite part of the SYF: Debating with the other students.
  • This scholarship means: It means my parents won't yell at me.