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Sun Youth Forum scholarship winners

2011 SYF Scholarship Winners

AJ Robinson of Foothill High School  - 2011 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum $1,000 scholarship winner Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Launch slideshow »

At each year’s Sun Youth Forum, several students are randomly picked to receive $1,000 scholarships. Here are this year’s recipients, their names pulled from a revolving drum.

Whitney Thomas

Palo Verde High School

Clubs/Activities: Ice hockey, National Honors Society and Forensics

College choice: Trinity College

Favorite part of the forum: “Being able to communicate with a wide variety of people from across the county.”

About the scholarship: “I’m so appreciative to have this scholarship to help pay for the universities which I hope to attend.”

Erick Alvarez

Liberty High School

Clubs/Activities: National Honors Society, Key Club and AP Club

College choice: UNLV

Favorite part of the forum: “The fact that we have the opportunity to exchange both opinions and solutions to problems about our community.”

This scholarship means: “I am so grateful to have such an opportunity. It relieves so much stress over how I will pay for college.”

Raudel Perez

Legacy High School

Clubs/Activities: Robotics Club, Track, Cross Country

College choice: UNR

Favorite part of the forum: “The chance to hear from other students from all over on a variety of important topics.”

About the scholarship: “It means I have a chance to be what I want to be, go where I want to go and do what I want to do. This is my step toward a successful life.”

Alexander Robinson

Foothill High School

Clubs/Activities: Band, Varsity Quiz, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

College choice: Claremont McKenna College

Favorite part of the forum: “Meeting people from around the valley and learning their viewpoints.”

About the scholarship: “It helps pay for my college education, which will enable me to be successful in the future in order to give back to my community.”

Danny Kim

Trinity International School

Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society

College choice: University of Southern California

Favorite part of the forum: “Most students participate in the discussions.”

About the scholarship: “I would say, ‘Thank God.’ It makes me study more and more. My parents will be happy about this.”

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