Indian River PRIDE supports graduates’ college education

DAGSBORO – The Indian River High School Alumni Association is helping four graduates – three from Indian River’s Class of 2015 and another from 2006 – continue their educations with scholarships.

19 IRHSAA three recipients

The Indian River High School Alumni Association announced its three $1,000 PRIDE scholarship recipients at the IRHS graduation in May, and also this summer presented its first IRHS Alumni PRIDE scholarship. From left, $1,000 PRIDE recipients Avery McCormick and Alison Jennings, and Whitney McMillon, who received the IRHS Alumni PRIDE scholarship. The family of 2015 graduate Gabriella Castillo, a $1,000 PRIDE recipient who was unable to attend the recent presentation, accepted the scholarship check on her behalf.

Gabriella Castillo, Alison Jennings and Avery McCormick all received $1,000 IRHSAA PRIDE Scholarships, which were announced at graduation in May.

Whitney McMillon, a 2006 IRHS graduate, is the first recipient of the IR PRIDE Scholarship, which is open to any IRHS graduate. The IR PRIDE Scholarship this year was $500.

Scholarships were officially awarded by Nancy Hickman, IRHSAA Vice President on Monday, Aug. 10.

Gabriella and Avery are both attending the University of Delaware and Alison is headed to the University of Pittsburgh.

Whitney is furthering her education through classes at Wilmington University.

The IRHSAA was formed in 2012 to connect alumni, while supporting and promoting IRHS.

In addition to scholarships, the IRHSAA was instrumental in facilitating and securing funding for the electronic digital sign at the entrance to Indian River High School.

A project recently completed is the Alumni Memorabilia Showcase located in the high school’s main entrance. The IRHSAA is desperately looking for old IRHS items to display.

The Indian River High School Alumni Association meets monthly. New members are always welcome.

For information on the IRHSAA, including meeting dates, membership and events, visit the the website IRHSAA also is on Facebook.

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