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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Awards, scholarships ceremony highlights student achievements throughout year


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Senior Rylee Chelette is all smiles as she accepts the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce Scholarship award of $1,500 on May 16 from chamber board president Bill Burr, who is also the schools superintendent.

As the school year wraps up and learning winds down, students were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

The annual academic and scholarship award ceremony held on May 16 in the Wrangell High School gym highlighted the hard work put in by eighth through 12th graders. Teachers, administrators, community and business leaders gathered to present the students with certificates, plaques and checks.

Awards were given in the areas of general education, shop class, finance, student government and others, while scholarships totaled $783,256, of which almost $100,000 were from local organiza...

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