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October 21, 2014

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2013 Scholarship Recipients

Each year, a small selection of students is 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
    • Junius "JP" Peterson
    • High School: Cheyenne HS
    • Year/Age: Senior, 17
    • Clubs/Activities: Marching band, theater, dance club, color guard.
    • College choices: UNR, San Francisco State University or San Diego State University.
    • Favorite part of the SYF: "Getting to meet new people and talk about topics that affect us today."
    • This scholarship means: "It means it gets me one step closer toward fulfilling my dream of becoming a music educator."
Youth Forum
  • Shannon Sneade
  • High School: Las Vegas Academy
  • Year/Age: Senior, 17
  • Clubs/Activities: Editor of school newspaper, band and president of "Cheese Club," a school spirit club.
  • College choice: Pepperdine or Northwestern.
  • Favorite part of the SYF: "I enjoyed hearing other people's views even though I didn't necessarily agree with them."
  • This scholarship means: "I really appreciate this because it means I can further my education. It's a nice reward for participating in the Youth Forum."
Youth Forum
  • Taeg Williams
  • High School: Foothill HS
  • Year/Age: Senior, 17
  • Clubs/Activities: State championship finalist in volleyball, soccer and student council.
  • College choice: Utah State University, majoring in bioengineering.
  • Favorite part of the SYF: "I just enjoy that we kids have a voice that moderators listen to. It's so unique."
  • This scholarship means: "It means I can continue my education."

Compiled by Sun reporter Paul Takahashi.