JA Nugget Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to High School Students
Dozens of local high school students were honored at the Nugget's Annual Scholarship Luncheon Tuesday morning in Sparks.
25 high school seniors each received a $1,000 scholarship from the JA Nugget which the Ascuaga family sold last year.
One of the students who was honored today says it's important to him both personally and for our community to be educated. "A well-educated person can make a well-educated opinion, and it's a civic duty for things such as voting and you need to be educated if you're going to elect people. And you also need an education to progress more in the workforce, because nobody wants people to work for them who doesn't know what they're doing," says Pershing County High School student Nico Ambata-Rodriguez.
In the 58 years the scholarship program has existed, $750,000 have been donated to students throughout our community.
"With the rising cost of higher education, today's students need scholarships now more than ever," says Nugget President & CEO Carlton Geer. "It is an important investment in the future of our community."