Bulldog Bench announces scholarship winners

Local graduations on tap for next week

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

The Bulldog Bench, the booster club for Sandpoint High and Middle schools, announced the names of the 2020 SHS scholarship winners on May 27.

Maddie Morgan earned the $2,500 David I. Lyon Memorial Scholarship, while Brandon Casey, Izzy Edwards, Mikayla Schoening and Jenny Slavek all secured the David Jenkins Spirit of the Bulldog scholarship at $1,000 each.

Bulldog Bench President Bob Witte said that in previous years only one female and one male student earned the David Jenkins scholarship. However, he said the scholarship committee couldn’t narrow the female category to fewer than three, so Edwards, Schoening and Slavek received $1,000 each.

“They all deserve it, and this class has had it tough enough this spring and we are more than glad to help out,” Witte said.

Teigan Edmundson and Paige Davidson also earned $1,000 each through a Scholar Athlete award, which highlights athletes with the highest GPAs.

Witte said he wanted to thank Bulldog Bench officer Matt Mire for conducting scholarship interviews with a record number of applicants. He also noted that the annual Bulldog Spring Scramble Golf Tournament has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 27 at 9 a.m. at the Links Golf Course. The tournament is one of two major fundraisers the Bulldog Bench hosts each year.

These scholarships mark a major achievement for local seniors, who will also be participating in modified graduation ceremonies in coming days due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

First, seniors at Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School will partake in a “drive-in graduation” on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m., during which each senior’s family will be allowed one car in the CFHS parking lot and graduates will be called to walk across an outdoor stage to receive their diplomas. SHS seniors will do the same on Friday, June 5 in the SHS parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

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