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Graduates earn almost $175,000 in scholarships


Vincent Balansag, of Vince Photography

Wrangell High School graduation ceremonies are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the community gym. Attendance will be limited, but the event will be streamed live on the school district's YouTube channel. The graduates are (from left): Elizabeth Stuart, Bruce Smith, Michelle Stuart, Jacob Allen, Jade Balansag, Brett Abrahamson, Ashlee Barnes, Thien Khuong, Robyn Booker, Alex Rooney, Annabelle Garcia-Rangel, Logan Ritchie, Julia Miethe and Terra Hoyt.

Wrangell graduating seniors received scholarships that could total almost $175,000, with many extending through four years of college.

The scholarships were announced at the high school awards ceremony Monday.

Students received scholarships from 21 different programs.

Among the larger awards was the Alaska Pulp Corp. scholarship of $20,000 per student over four years to attend the college of their choice. The former owner of the since-closed Wrangell sawmill started the program in 1992, and since then has awarded scholarships to 74 Wrangell graduates, totaling $1.34 million, reported Frank...

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