by Staff Reports
Republican Women of Prescott is awarding 10 scholarship winners a total of $20,000. Normally the awards would be presented at the May RWOP luncheon at Prescott Resort and Conference Center, but this event has been canceled due to health concerns. In lieu of the luncheon, the scholarship committee is producing a program featuring all the winners with a biography of each written by the scholars themselves.
The booklets will be sent to the more than 900 members of Republican Women of Prescott and the students. The checks will be sent directly to the colleges and universities in July.
The scholarship winners are (bios have been edited for space):
PRESCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
Madison Jackson — Throughout my high school career, I have cultivated leadership skills through public speaking, project management and community advocacy. I am determined to pursue a career in international arbitration and foreign policy law.
Sawyer Magnett — As a student, I have developed responsibility, organizational skills and a strong work ethic. Stressful situations have sharpened my communications. My commitment to athletics has taught me to push myself to excel while leading a team.
Camryn McKelvey — As I have matured, I have developed a better sense of time management, a strong work ethic and planning the work to ensure I can accomplish the plan. These skills have been applied to every aspect of my life.
Geneva Raber — I have developed qualities of responsibility, dedication and kindness through my leadership and service opportunities. I value my education and challenge myself by taking AP and dual credit courses. I strive to be a well-rounded person.
Abigail Stoecker — Throughout my educational career, I have learned how to manage my time effectively and discovered areas of study that fascinate me. My experience with special needs students in the RISE peer tutor class has given me the desire to major in biology and become a developmental-behavioral pediatrician.
Sam Stoecker — I am a dedicated high school senior looking forward to expanding my knowledge and challenging myself. I am an active individual who enjoys outdoor activities. I enjoy working with individuals and supporting my community.
TRI CITY COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL
Ann Bracety —I will be attending NAU in the fall. My hobbies are doing gymnastics, reading and spending time with my friends. I am excited to go to college and am very appreciative of the opportunities that RWOP is giving me.
Audrey Guess — As a student and leader, I have learned to work well under pressure and set a good example for others. Volunteering in the community has taught me the value of service and communication. I will continue to apply these skills while developing new ones as I pursue my education at Hillsdale College.
CHINO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Phoenix Swiacki — I have been a four-year varsity letterman in both cross country and track and field, and was honored as an All-American in cross county. I earned a 3.9 GPA in high school while also completing 40 college credits in a rigorous pre-engineering program through Yavapai College.
Joshua Inman — Through my academic career, I have developed a strong work ethic, and in local service and mission trips abroad, I have grown a heart for helping others. I plan to continue to prepare myself to work as a baseball data analyst as I double major in mathematics and computer science at Arizona State University.
Steve Blair of KYCA interviewed the students on his live radio show in May.
Founded in 1942, the Republican Women of Prescott is the largest Federated Republican Women’s Organization in the nation.