The recipients were each awarded scholarships
- $2000 scholarships were awarded to each recipient
- Both Arley Tucker and Rudy Rodgriguez are recent graduates of Chino Valley High School
- The Foundation also recognized four Volunteers of the Year
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It was the 2020 “Heritage Keeper” Scholarship Award ceremony
At a recent, limited, covid-sensitive gathering at the Foundation’s Western Heritage Center, the Board of Directors of the Prescott Western Heritage Foundation presented its 2020 “Heritage Keeper” Scholarship Awards.
The awards, $2000.00 each, were presented to Arley Tucker and Rudy Rodriguez, both recent graduates of Chino Valley High School. Both young ladies have won many competitions in the Arizona High School Rodeo Association’s program and will continue to compete at the college level. Arley will attend Yavapai College next year, majoring in business. Rudy is currently attending Western Oklahoma State College, majoring in education and marketing.
In addition to being a resident of Yavapai County, criteria for winning students include activities focusing on our western heritage, such as art, music, literature or rodeo competition. The scholarship must be used to further these western-related activities.
At the same event, the Foundation also awarded its 2020 Volunteers of the Year awards to four, very deserving recipients.
Visitors to the Western Heritage Center often comment on the beautiful and effective exhibits. They are surprised to learn that most of our displays have been created by our talented, capable and generous volunteers.
Skill sets include carpentry, electrical, technology, artistry and attention to detail. The Foundation is proud to have such a talented, enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers.
This year’s awards were presented to Bill Semplice, Mike Rodriguez, Stacy Bonomi and, posthumously, to Tom Gammill by Foundation Founder and CEO, Dennis Gallagher and President Bob Greninger, both of whom stated in their presentations “there would be no Western Heritage Center without our volunteers.”
Contact: Bob Greninger, President, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, Inc.