• WHS Seniors Honored

    The Westminster High School Class of 2015 received more than $1.7 million in scholarships and awards during the Senior Awards Ceremony last week in the school auditorium.

    ATT STEM It was a night full of honors and emotions as students were recognized for their academic, athletic, artistic and civic accomplishments. The class quote summed it up well:

                                     ”Success is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.
                                                    It is not a thing to be waited for

                                               IT IS A THING TO BE ACHIEVED.”

    “I’m so proud of all of you,” said Principal Kiffany Kiewiet. "You are an amazing group of people and I am so honored to be associated with you."

    Among the highlights, is the annual presentation of scholarships from the District 50 Education Foundation, which is supported by individuals, businesses and community groups. There was a new addition this year called the AT&T STEM Scholarship which awarded $10,000 to Adrien Burr.

    Individual Scholarships/Awards

    Daniels Fund Scholarship
    Jaime Rodriguez
    Metro State Excel Pre-Collegiate Scholarship
    Keren Owusu
    CHSAA Outstanding Student Scholarship
    Jaime Rodriguez and
    Olivia Gonzales
    Marines Scholastic Excellence Award
    Shelby Palisoul and
    Binh Pham
    Marine Distinguished Athlete Award
    Jeresse Gordon and Nicholas Etchells
    Marines Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
    Makayla Martinez and Guillermo Jurado-Chavez
    Bootstrap Foundation Scholarship
    Jeresse Gordon
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Olivia Gonzales
    NJROTC Scholarship
    Olivia Gonzales
    MAPS Scholarship
    Binh Pham and Samuel Rodriguez
    Jinager Scholarship
    Hannah Denison
    AT&T STEM Scholarship
    Adrien Burr
    Paul Hustad Memorial Scholarship
    Jaime Rodriguez 
    Don Rhoda Promising Student Scholarship
    Binh Pham
    D50 Outstanding Student Scholarship
    Toucheng Lor and
    Zachary Asmussen
    Larry Silver Memorial Scholarship
    William Norton
    District 50 Leadership Team Scholarship
    John Phung 
    First National Bank Business and Accounting Scholarship
    Elicia Chacon and Maria Solis
    Leslie De La Torre Memorial Scholarship
    Leslie Mendoza Ramirez
    WRSEA Academic Scholarship
    Olivia Muniz 
    WRSEA Vo-Tech
    Carlos Mercado Marquez
    Hyland Hills Park and Recreation Summer Employee Scholarship
    Cambria Redmond
    District 50 Community Service Scholarship
    Cynthia Solis Santillano
    Engineering/ Computer Science Scholarship
    Shelby Palisoul
    District 50 Rescue Unit Scholarship
    Alvaro Padilla Mijares
    District 50 Vo-Tech Scholarship
    Vanessa Medina and Horacio Duarte Bernal
    William Schaffner Memorial Scholarship
    Alexander Lee
    Iver C. Ranum Memorial/ Premier Members Credit Union/ WRSEA Future Teacher Scholarship
    Cody Magerfleisch and Abigail Macias Gutierrez

    You can see the entire ceremony below.

    Posted May 21, 2015