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Hundreds of scholarships and awards given to ’06 North Tahoe High grads

Kara Fox
Sierra Sun

More than 80 percent of North Tahoe High School’s graduating class have taken home money and awards.

The largest group of North Tahoe High School distinguished scholars in nearly 10 years were awarded Tuesday night during the school’s annual Senior Scholarships and Awards Ceremony, along with hundreds of other award and scholarship winners. Through the course of the evening, 86 students received awards or scholarships. One hundred and six students were expected to graduate from North Tahoe Wednesday.

“This is a very interesting class,” science teacher Dick Lingle said during the nearly three-hour ceremony. “It’s a very interesting class.”

Fifty-six seniors were also recognized for being on the honor roll with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, which also allowed them to receive the United States Presidents Award, Gold.

A number of businesses and community organizations handed out thousands of dollars in scholarships to approximately 80 students.

Meghan Caulkett, this year’s salutatorian walked away with 15 scholarships and awards, the most of the evening. The harp player also received the night’s biggest award, a $7,000 four-year renewable scholarship from the Tahoe City Rotary.

In addition to community scholarships, each department in North Tahoe High School recognized two outstanding students who received certificates and one exceptional student who was awarded a medallion.

Franklin Orlando and Kelly LeFevers were named male and female athlete of the year, respectively. Josh McCready and Heather McNair were awarded athlete scholar recognition.

North Tahoe High Principal Bill Frey also handed out two principal’s awards: a humanitarian award to Kindra Henry, and a service award to Brandon Lemen.