Parker High School celebrated their students’ accomplishments in the 2022-23 school year with the annual Awards Picnic held May 11 at La Paz County Park. In particular, many seniors were recognized for the scholarships they received.

Teacher Doug Meale served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. He thanked Karen Bonds and the kitchen staff, the school staff, the Student Council, and the National Honor Society for organizing and preparing the event.

Meale also thanked the students’ parents and guardians, as well as Superintendent Brad Sale and Assistant Superintendent Paul Olson.

“I also want to thank all our students who have worked so hard this year,” Meale said.

Cooper George and Christina Blanker were named the Outstanding Seniors for the school year. Gage Honomichl and Raelee Merritt were named the Outstanding Senior Athletes.

Here are the scholarship and award winners announced at the picnic:

VFW Voice of America Essay Contest:  Taylor Doss.

Semper Fidelis U.S. Marine Corps Award for Music Excellence:  Cooper George

Soroptimist International of Parker Scholarships:  Raelee Merritt, Kaitlyn Humeumptewa, and Alexis Silva.

Ray Alcaida Memorial Scholarship:  Alexis Silva, Raelee Merritt and Kaitlyn Humeumptewa.

IAC Bob Miller Scholarship:  Kaitlyn Humeumptewa.

Rudy and Leonna Gonzalez Scholarship:  Kaitlyn Humeumptewa.

Big River Garden Club Scholarship:  Liliana Padilla.

Southwest Indian Agriculture Scholarship:  Kaitlyn Humeumptewa.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award:  Maria Loudbear.

Rotary Club Scholarship:  Cooper George.

University of Arizona Wildcat Tuition Scholarships:  Sergio Briseno and Kaitlyn Tahbo.

Arizona State University Scholarship Awards:  Sergio Briseno and Raelee Merritt.

Northern Arizona University Scholarships:  Liv De La Torre, Kaile Vander Vegte and Kaylie Vilora.

U.S. Army Scholarships:  Gage Honomichl and Liv De La Torre.



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