The total value of the scholarships awarded to members of the Class of 2018 at Junction City has been calculated at approximately $1.3 million.
One prestigous scholarship was awarded to Jadie Chauncey by the Rudd Foundation. It covers the cost of her college education beyond any other scholarships she received. “They cover the cost of all tuition, books, fees and housing after scholarships that you have already won that have been applied to your account.” Chauncey will study psychology at Wichita State University. She is one of only 200 Rudd Foundation Scholarship winners this year in Kansas.
Matthew Guida received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. That appointment carries a value of $350,000.
Jordan Dombrowski received multiple scholarships including a Kansas State University Henry J. Putnam Scholarship valued at $30,000. She plans to major in elementary education, and is hopeful in the future of teaching on a military installation or DOD school. She would like to return to USD 475 to teach for a few years.
Gage Panion was the recipient of an Army ROTC Scholarship valued at $42,150 from K-State, Tyler Gromlovits an Academic / Athletic Bowling Scholarship valued at $80,000 from Baker University, and Chloe Smith a Boston University Grant worth $35,000. The Bonecutter – Geary Community Schools Foundation scholarship of $1,000 went to Meghan Smith. That one traditionally is awarded to the student in the class with the highest grade point average.
State of Kansas Governor’s Scholars in the top one percent of the senior class included Jiahao Chen, Leah Ervin, Anne Kim and Meghan Smith. Joshua Nieves received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education Award, while Ashton Wiegand and Paile Norriega were recipients of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award.
State of Kansas Designated Scholars included Sidney Budinas, Jadie Chauncey, Alora Duran, Leah Ervin, Anne Kim and Meghan Smith.