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By Steve Salins
Reporter 

Washtucna grad nets over $150,000 in scholarships

 

Last updated 6/5/2019 at 3:39pm

Journal photo by Steve Salins

Valedictorian Savannah Perez delivers her address during the Washtucna High School graduation ceremony on June 1. Perez earned over $150,000 in scholarships and will be attending Whitworth University in the fall, where she plans to study computer science and art.

Savannah Evelyn Perez, valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class from Washtucna High School, commented that the graduation ceremony was the smallest any audience members will ever attend.

And so it was; Perez was the only senior to walk the aisle of the Washtucna gym in step with a piano version of Pomp and Circumstance. (The other senior graduate chose to attend a ceremony elsewhere.) Though the rural school is small, the respect, affection and appreciation for Perez dominated the atmosphere created by both graduation speakers as well as by principal Vance Wing's remarks during the course...



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