Students Earn Scholarships for their Work on the Veterans Heritage Project

Riley Goldsmith (’17) receives a $1,500 scholarship from the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.

We extend our congratulations to Shaelyn Fones (’17) and Riley Goldsmith (’17) who were awarded scholarships for their work with veterans this weekend in Phoenix.

Riley received an award of $1,500 from the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame at their Patriotic Gala.

Shaelyn receive a $2,000 grant from the Veterans Heritage Project national organization. Shaelyn is also the recipient of the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award given to one student in Arizona who demonstrates the American Spirit in her community. This is a most prestigious award given by the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Past adult winners of the American Spirit Award include President George H.W. Bush, Tom Brokaw, and Tom Hanks. Shaelyn will be going on an all expenses paid trip to New Orleans with her mother for four days of celebration.

Shaelyn Fones (’17) received a $2,000 scholarship from the Veterans Heritage Project national organization and the the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award.

Each of these two, along with Matt Kimball (’18), were the editors and layout artist for this year’s publication of Since You Asked as a part of the Veterans Heritage Project, which is sponsored by UHS history teacher Don Dickenson.

The book signing and reception for this year’s veterans will be held on April 29 at 1:00 pm at the City of Tucson’s Westside Police Service Center. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Wounded Warrior Lindsay Dearing of Congresswoman Martha McSally’s office will be featured speakers.  The event is open to the public.

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