University Women’s Club awards six $3,000 scholarships

The members of the University Women’s Club of Carson Valley awarded six $3,000 scholarships to Douglas High School graduating seniors.

The first $3,000 award, the 2017 Milly Griffin Memorial Scholarship, was given to Aiyana Pitts. She will attend University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in criminal justice/pre-law. Aiyana was on the junior varsity softball team, participating in the Douglas High School Study Buddy Tutor program, and was in the National Honor Society for three years.

The second $3,000 award, the Barbara List Memorial Schoalship, was awarded to Victoria Wrubel. She plans to major in biology at UNR and earn a master’s degree in biological oceanography. Victoria played the clarinet in the honor band and is a three-year volunteer at the Douglas County Library.

The third $3,000 scholarship was awarded to Misty Parsh. Misty will attend Western Nevada College where she will study nursing or physical/respiratory therapy. She has taken honors and advanced placement English throughout high school. She was in HOSA (future health professionals) for three years parallel to her biomedical science classes.

The fourth $3,000 scholarship was given to Grace Brooks, who has been accepted to study architecture at Montana State University. Grace has played soccer for eight years and is a two-time ASB officer. She has received many honors and awards, including the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence.

The fifth $3,000 award went to Hunter Langford, who plans to major in nursing and minor in art and psychology at Boise State. Hunter has been active in many clubs, including Alpine Club, Block D, Interact, Art Club and HOSA. She played varsity gold and junior varsity softball and has been on the honor roll from fourth grade through her senior year.

The sixth $3,000 scholarship was given to Hannah Mora, who plans to pursue a career as a surgical nurse. She will study at WNC and UNR and she is currently participating in a medical internship at the Carson Valley Medical Center where she shadows nurses. Hannah has volunteered in many community service activities and has played junior varsity, varsity and club soccer along with three years on the girls swim and dive team.

The University Women’s Club scholarship donations are financed entirely by private donations from club members. The 2017 scholarships committee members are Linda Abrahamson, Nancy Raymond, Bonnie Rogers and Nancy Stephenson.