Las Vegas Sun

March 25, 2019

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High school graduates awarded special help to attend college

The new $10,000 Millennium Scholarship will send many Nevada high school students with B averages or better to college, but several local high school students have won other scholarships for the fall.

Lushawn Threats, a senior at Cheyenne High School, became the first recipient of the Gift of Literacy essay contest scholarship. The award aims to reward students whose life experiences prevented them from earning the grade point average requirement for other scholarships.

Threats, who will be the first person in her family to attend college, finished high school while working 40 hours a week. She plans on earning a business degree and mentor low-income children to encourage them to succeed academically.

The award provides her with a full ride to the Community College of Southern Nevada for two years and two years at UNLV.

Shauna McIver also won a scholarship for an outstanding essay. Her win at the state level of the 13th annual National Peace Essay Contest will provide a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for a national award of up to $10,000 in June.

Two students received $5,000 each for tuition at a Nevada university from the fifth annual Fiesta Casino Hotel Scholarship Award. Lindsay Appuglise of Silverado High School was chosen as the top female student in Southern Nevada while Lee Hafen of Boulder City High School was selected as the top male student.

Nevada Power Co. awarded $8,000 in scholarships spread out in $500 increments to 16 local high school students with outstanding community service efforts. The students are:

Megan Cederburg, Green Valley; Erin Clayton, Silverado; Klye Conder, Eldorado; Robert Corbin, Durango; Jeannette Goree, Valley; James Anthony Guerino, Indian Springs; Johnny Lee, Basic; Cheryl Martin, Clark; Samuel Noel, Mojave; Robert O'Brien, Laughlin; Robert Reynolds, Las Vegas; Cheryl Spezzi, the Meadows; Melissa Tishk, Boulder City; Angela Verry, Vo-Tech; Jillian Williams, Western, and Stephanie Wong, Bonanza.