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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation announces 2012 scholarship recipients

Courtesy Matt ChappellMadison Merchant-Ordway, left, receives a $30,000 scholarship from the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation awarded $42,000 in scholarships to deserving seniors at ceremonies held at Truckee High School Tuesday, June 12 and North Tahoe High School on Thursday, June 14.

North Lake Tahoe High School Senior Madison Merchant-Ordway, who will attend New York University, was awarded the top scholarship of $30,000. In addition, senior Phoebe House, who will attend Williams College, was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Truckee High School senior Kyle Jorgensen, who will attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Receiving $500 scholarships were seniors Makaiah Mohler, who will attend Mills College; Trevor Auldridge, who will attend San Diego State University; and Sarah Jahr, who is headed to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

and#8220;We had a total of 25 applicants this year and all were exceptional candidates,and#8221; said Terri Stone, TMRF scholarship program director. and#8220;It’s exciting and rewarding to see our local schools produce some truly excellent students.and#8221;

Tahoe Mountain Resorts (TMR) Foundation is committed to supporting the scholastic efforts of graduating seniors from the Truckee-Tahoe region. Each year TMR Foundation awards six scholarships totaling $42,000. The TMR Foundation scholarship committee reviews all applicants in-depth and selects finalists for interviews. The scholarship criterion includes: financial need, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and an essay provided by the student.

The mission of the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is to serve as a catalyst for community enhancement by providing leadership and funding, which will enrich the quality of life in the Truckee-Tahoe region through cultural, environmental, educational and charitable pursuits. Visit http://www.tmrfoundation.com.

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