Three local high school seniors and were chosen to receive Echo Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships. This year’s Kiwanis Club fundraising activities and local donations from Echo and Stanfield communities provided the annual $500 scholarships. The recipients include:
Laci Wiggins, the daughter of Jennifer and Brett Kralman of Echo, is planning to pursue a degree in agricultural business with a minor in equine sciences at Blue Mountain Community College and either Oregon State University or Montana State University. She is the senior class president and was a co-captain of the basketball team. Also, she ran cross country and participated in trapshooting. She has been active in FFA throughout high school and is the Echo FFA president this year.
Ryan Bailey, the son of Bryan and Jennifer Bailey, will graduate as valedictorian from Stanfield this spring with an associate of arts degree from BMCC. He plans to enroll in Eastern Oregon University this fall to pursue a business degree with a minor in computer science. He is ASB president this year, having served on student council since he was a freshman. He has played football, basketball and baseball and was named MVP for last year’s state championship team.
Hunter Barnes, the son of Kent and Lori Barnes, will graduate this spring with an honors diploma from Stanfield. He plans to pursue a medical career at Eastern Texas Baptist University or Rocky Mountain College in Montana. He has served on the ASB executive council since 2014 and has been a member of the National Honor Society since 2015. He has been recognized as a scholar athlete all four years of high school and has participated on the football, baseball and sporting clay teams.