2020 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 reception on Thursday, April 30 in a Facebook Live Presentation from the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Facebook Account. The presentation started at 7:00 p.m.
All students at Grand Island Senior High who graduate Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude, and have submitted a GIPS Foundation scholarship application, were awarded at least one scholarship through the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation’s Academic Aristocrat Scholarship Program. Honor students received a total of $45,150 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-one (61) scholarships were awarded in 2020 as part of this program. The scholarships range from $500-$1,600.
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:
Samuel Aguilera Robledo
Maria Cotom Pacheco
Ana De Orta
Alexander Francisco Gonzalez
Vanessa Mosqueda Ramirez
Karina Pedroza Sotelo
Byron Rustrian Rivas
Hady Santos Cotom
Candelaria Vargas Paiz
For more information, call or e-mail Traci Skalberg, executive director, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation; 308-379-5571; firstname.lastname@example.org