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July 18, 2018

Phoenix Seniors Earn Dollars for Scholars Scholarships


PHOENIX – The Phoenix chapter of Dollars for Scholars recently awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to members of the John C. Birdlebough High School Class of 2018.

 Principal Thomas Bailer presents a scholarship to Dixon Ameele during the annual Dollars for Scholars scholarship night.

Principal Thomas Bailer presents a scholarship to Dixon Ameele during the annual Dollars for Scholars scholarship night.

Chapter president Wendy Dunnigan welcomed students, friends, family and community members to the annual awards night in the high school auditorium.

She congratulated the recipients and thanked everyone who contributed to the scholarships.

“For 33 years, we’ve been recognizing outstanding Phoenix students for their academic achievement and community service,” Dunnigan said. “I would like to congratulate all of you, you are all well-deserving of these scholarships.”

Dollars for Scholars Phoenix chapter president Wendy Dunnigan presents a scholarship to Julianne Yates.

Dollars for Scholars Phoenix chapter president Wendy Dunnigan presents a scholarship to Julianne Yates.

Emcee Katherine Bechard also lauded the 31 recipients for their contributions to the greater Phoenix community.

She noted the scholarship winners were “committed, thoughtful and persevering,” and encouraged them to continue exhibiting those traits in the future.

“Don’t limit your challenges, but challenge your limits,” she said.

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