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11 Scottsdale students receive scholarships at All-City Awards Banquets


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  • Becky Kelbaugh/Scottsdale Unified School District

Eleven Scottsdale Unified School District students were awarded scholarships at the three All-City Award Banquets that were held this school year.

“We really want to honor and recognize our student athletes who have done a phenomenal job at SUSD. This event also recognized families who have supported their child’s academic and athletic endeavors,” said Clif McKenzie, executive director of K-12 Athletics.

The following students received the Scottsdale Charros Scholarship in the amount of $500 each this year. They are: Veronica Fabiano, Desert Mountain High School (fall sports); John Reniewicki, Arcadia High School (fall sports); Marissa Dominick, Arcadia High School (winter sports); Alexander Taratsas, Chaparral High School (winter sports), Jenna Nimtz, Saguaro High School (spring sports), and Timothy Duckworth, Arcadia High School (spring sports).

The following students received the Scottsdale Healthcare & Wellness Scholarship in the amount of $500 each this year. They are: Sarah Lauchnor, Saguaro High School (fall sports); Jenna Ritchie, Chaparral High School (fall sports); and Courtney Brooks, Chaparral High School (spring sports).

The following students received the Larry Hellestrae Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each this year. They are: Taryn Bentler, Chaparral High School (winter sports); and Robert Ciafullo, Desert Mountain High School (fall sports).

The tri-annual All-City Banquet is a way for Scottsdale citizens and businesses to recognize and to honor the accomplishments – both academic and athletic – of athletes within SUSD’s sports programs. The event is sponsored by Comerica Bank, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation, Scottsdale Charros and the Larry Hellestrae Memorial Foundation.

Scottsdale Unified School District, where we Engage, Educate and Empower Every Student, Every Day. The District and 15 schools have earned the state’s highest A-F Achievement Profile grade – A. All Scottsdale schools are graded as A, B, or C by the Arizona Department of Education. For more information about Scottsdale Unified schools, please visit www.susd.org.