Local students chosen as scholarship recipients

Several local students will receive help for their next steps in life as they were chosen to be the recipients of a variety of local scholarships.

This year Destyni German was chosen to receive the Freda Ann Bozner-Brittenham Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was created by Mark Brittenham in honor of his mother, a first-generation American born to Yugoslavian/Slovenian immigrants who overcame adversity through her life and passed away from colon cancer. Mark established the scholarship in 19990 to help female graduates at Green River High School fill the gaps between other scholarships focused on sports and academics and pursue some of the less-known paths of hard-working Americans.

Destyni German was also one of the five recipients of this year's Maicy M. Braden Memorial Scholarship, along with Adara Akin, Ivory Neher, Lillian Duncan and Lydia Westenskow. This scholarship is set aside for industrial arts students, and was created to honor the memory of Maicy Braden, a GRHS student who died in an automobile crash in 2016. Braden has been described as a gifted welder and had a profound love for building and creating practical solutions using her metal working skills, as well as a special talent in the areas of auto mechanics and collision refinishing.

Two more students were chosen for a specialized scholarship, with Eric (Spencer) Wright and Mikayla Green receiving the Chuck and Donna Oaks Wrestling Scholarship.

Other local students from across the county were among those chosen for the Sweetwater County Commissioners Scholarship, which is funded by the University of Wyoming and provides $1,000 to students on behalf of the county. Ivory Neher was the one student from GRHS who was chosen as an alternate for the scholarship.


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