Graduating John C. Birdlebough High School seniors recently received a financial boost for their future pursuits during a scholarship ceremony.
Nearly three dozen students earned awards and recognition throughout the evening, as friends, family, faculty and community members were on hand to offer their support. The scholarships were funded through the Phoenix chapter of Dollars for Scholars, as well as local businesses and individual donors. In DFS scholarships alone, $44,000 was awarded during the evening.
Valedictorian Emilie Hilliard
Emilie Hilliard spent the past four years striving for excellence as a John C. Birdlebough High School student, and those efforts paid dividends when she recently achieved the top spot in the Class of 2019.
Salutatorian Ashley Margrey
While juggling work, academic commitments, athletics and various extracurricular activities may seem daunting to some students, John C. Birdlebough Class of 2019 senior Ashley Margrey has embraced her busy schedule and landed among the top students in her graduating class.