Dozens of awards, scholarships distributed to JCB seniors

Dozens of awards, scholarships distributed to Birdlebough seniors

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.

“Phoenix is truly a special place,” JCB Principal Thomas Bailer said. “The generosity of the members of this community and the investment the community makes in our youth is unparalleled.”

That investment was evident as various organizations and individuals presented 75 different scholarships to college, career and military-bound seniors. According to JCB English teacher KC Bechard, who served as emcee for the ceremony, the recipients were well-deserving of the recognition.

“I would like to wish the class of 2019 the best in their future endeavors,” Bechard said as she congratulated the scholarship and award-winners.