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Minarets seniors awarded $94,000 in community awards

Minarets High School seniors were the proud recipients of 118 community awards totaling $94,000 presented May 17.

Thirty-nine seniors received awards during the ceremony. Four seniors received awards totalling more than $5,000 per student - Sienna Pillsbury (six awards), Bailey Samper (six), Jordan Miles (four), and Michael Warnert (eight).

Pillsbury will be attending UCLA next year and Warnert will be attending UC Davis. Samper and Miles will both be starting at community college then transferring to four year colleges.

Other multiple award winners inlcuded Dallin Mello, Remington Lee, and Samantha Weir who accepted six awards each, and Mason Ellis with five.

Kelea Kamalani, who will be attending UC Santa Cruz, received a $5,000 award from the Ray Jones Scholarship Fund, as well as two others. The award is specifically for California Native American students. She is the first Minarets student to receive this award.

Award receipts were:

Alexis Schweikert

*  Soroptimist International of the Sierras

*  Vision Academy of the Arts

Allison Medrano

*  American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #110

*  Evelyn Ducoff Scholarship Fund

*  Ladies of the Lake

Anabel Padilla

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors

Ashley Ortega --NA award

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

Bailey Samper

*  Caring on Higher Ground

*  Chowchilla Western Stampede

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

*  Madera County CattleWomen/Cattlemen’s Associations

*  Madera County Farm Bureau

*  Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club

Calvin Cacy

*  Live Oak Associates, Inc

Cheyenne Whitener

*  North Fork Boosters

Christian Low

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Mustang Baseball Scholars

*  Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dallin Joseph Mello

*  Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce

*  Caring on Higher Ground

*  Fresno County Cabrillo Club #10

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Sierra Masonic Lodge

Danielle Johnson

*  North Fork Women’s Club

*  Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors

David Michael Broyles III

*  Adult Mountain Soccer League

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

*  Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club

Dwayne Hale-- NA award

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

Eric Ham

*  Madera Republican Women Federated

Evan Cicoletti

*  North Fork Lions Club

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

*  North Fork Women’s Club

Gianna A Sidoti

*  Yosemite Lakes Park Volunteer Fire Dept, Madera Cty Fire Station 11

Hannah Cockerham

*  Fellowship of Christian Athletes

*  Ladies of the Lake

Hannah Finnegan

*  Camarena Health Centers

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Sierra Ambulance Service (Cathy Kern Memorial Scholarship)

*  Yosemite Lakes Park Volunteer Fire Department

Hannah Noel Cockerham

*  Yosemite Lakes Community Church Women’s Ministry

Hayden Alford

*  Mustang Baseball Scholars

Holland Burrows

*  North Fork Chamber of Commerce

Hunter Hutchens

*  Frank Verduzco Memorial Scholarship

*  North Fork Boosters

Isabella Clark

*  Madera County Arts Council

*  Squirrel Cage Theater

*  Vision Academy of the Arts

Jacob Crossley

*  Evelyn Ducoff Scholarship Fund

*  Golden Chain Theatre

*  Vision Academy of the Arts

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

Jacob Vela

*  Frank Logar Music Memorial

Jamie Reichard

*  Adult Mountain Soccer League

*  Ladies of the Lake

Jordan Miles

*  Chowchilla Western Stampede

*  Madera County CattleWomen/Cattlemen’s Associations

*  Madera County Farm Bureau

*  Western Equine Foundation

Julio Lopez

*  Adult Mountain Soccer League

*  Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Noon Club

Kailey Lemon

*  Adult Mountain Soccer League

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Kari McDougald

*  Spring Valley Ag Boosters

*  Chawanakee Children’s Educational Foundation

Kaylynne Moglia

*  North Fork Boosters

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

Kelea Kamalani

*  Oakhurst Sierra Noon Rotary Club

*  Ray Jones Scholarship Fund

*  Spring Valley School Parent-Teacher Club

Mason Ellis

*  Cal Barnett Memorial Scholarship

*  Fellowship of Christian Athletes

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

*  Spring Valley Ag Boosters

Michael Warnert

*  Ching Family Scholarship

*  Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship

*  Golden Hills Dental

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Madera County School Board Association

*  Mustang Baseball Scholars

*  Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club

*  Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club

Moorea Elise Boardman

*  North Fork School Faculty Club

*  North Fork Women’s Club

Rachel Hooker

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Yosemite Lakes Community Church Women’s Ministry

Remington Lee

*  Ching Family Scholarship

*  Courage for Success

*  Oakhurst Elk Lodge #2724

*  Richie’s Spirit Foundation

*  Sierra Pines Church Women’s Ministry

*  Yosemite Lakes Community Church Women’s Ministry

Samantha Weir

*  American Legion

*  Be the Power of One

*  Caring on Higher Ground

*  Chawanakee Children’s Educational Foundation

*  Rivergold Leadership

*  Yosemite Bank

Savanah Nelson

*  Yosemite Lakes Park Volunteer Fire Dept, Madera Cty Fire Station 10

Sienna Pillsbury

*  Caring on Higher Ground

*  Ladies of the Lake

*  Marine Corps League, Griswold Detachment #1121

*  Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Sunrise Club

*  Oakhurst Sierra Noon Rotary Club

*  Veterans of Foreign War Post 8743

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