Grads earn $1.4 million in scholarships

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Students awarded the prestigious Citizenship Awards are (from left) William Jones, Hayward Eatmon Citizenship Award; Ivy Robinson, Dennis Gilbreath Memorial Award; Jane Turchi, Brison Hearron Memorial Citizenship Award; Lori Neill, Ben Capps Jr. Citizenship Award; Kaci Bachtel, Beverly Ivy Gamble Citizenship Award; and De'Erika Canady, Sally Rose Awalt Spirit of Fairfield High School.

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Graduates took home $1.4 million in scholarships last week following the annual senior awards ceremony. Students earned scholarships from a variety of local businesses, military, universities, and more.
Valedictorian Rowan Prihoda, who will graduate with a 5.62 GPA, was awarded a certificate of academic achievement, as well as the State of Texas Honor Graduate Certificate which authorizes the president of any state-supported college or university to provide a scholarship consisting of the payment of tuition for the first two semesters following high school graduation.
Salutatorian Jennifer Reed was also awarded the certificate of academic achievement and several scholarships.
Other award recipients include:

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