2021 Academic Honors Night
Grand Island Senior High in partnership with the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation and Home Federal Bank honored the top-ranked graduating seniors from Grand Island Senior High during an academic recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Island Senior High Auditorium.
All students at Grand Island Senior High who graduate Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude, and have submitted a GIPS Foundation scholarship application, will be awarded at least one scholarship through the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation’s Academic Aristocrat Scholarship Program. Honor students will receive a total of $53,725 at this presentation.
The Academic Aristocrat Scholarship program was initiated by former Superintendent Marv Maurer in memory of his wife Dorothy. The program offers scholarships for Grand Island Senior High’s Honors Students. Sixty-Five (65) scholarships will be awarded in 2021 as part of this program. The scholarships range from $500-$2,000.
Over the years, many individuals have donated to the Academic Aristocrat fund to grant students their dreams of a higher education. Some have donated annually or through payroll deductions, while others have established endowed scholarships in their family's names or in honor or memory of someone special.
The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has served as a tax-exempt vehicle for various individuals and businesses to award scholarships on an annual basis.
The GISH seniors honored at the event:
Govani Del Rio
Gabriela Gomez Martinez
Guadalupe Hernandez Rodriguez
Emily Hernandez Tinajero
Fatima Madera Hernandez
Karla Marquez Cell
Perla Mendoza Tellez
Oscar Murcia Guardado
Nayla Torres Ruiz
For more information, call or e-mail Traci Skalberg, executive director, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation; 308-385-5525; firstname.lastname@example.org