FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thirty-two Seniors Honored by America First Credit Union
$16K in Scholarships Awarded to High School Student Athletes
Riverdale, Utah – June 1, 2020 – America First Credit Union (AFCU) is recognizing 32 Utah high school senior student-athletes, awarding $16,000 in total scholarships. To date, the credit union has awarded over $76,500 in scholarships to deserving students.
Each of the students who were awarded were nominated by their school for their involvement in a sport, their 3.5 or higher-grade point average, and outstanding citizenship and community involvement.
This effort, in partnership with Utah TV stations KJZZ and KMYU’s Thursday Night Lights and Friday Night Rival program, recognized 22 Utah high school senior student-athletes each with $500 scholarships. AFCU awarded the winning students with an on-field check presentation which aired live on KJZZ and KMYU.
AFCU also partnered with KSL for their digital Game Night Live to highlight ten Utah high school student-athletes. Game Night Live students were honored with a $500 check presentation via Facebook Live.
In place of the annual ceremony, which was canceled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, KUTV will be honoring each of the student-athletes live on Talkin Sports from May 23 through June 13 and in a highlight video on Talkin Sports and on their social channels.
|Thursday Night Lights and Friday Night Rivals Honorees||Game Night Live Honorees|
|Eliza Balfe – Corner Canyon High School||William Francom – Springville High School|
|Alta Tabar – Park City High School||Annie Murdock – Highland High School|
|Caylyn Ponich – Davis High School||Logan Baty – Roy High School|
|Kale Wakely – Jordan High School||Caroline Murri – Alta High School|
|Tyler Easton – Corner Canyon High School||Lucy Jones – Stansbury High School|
|Luke Johnson – Weber High School||Dana Kim – Skyview High School|
|Sam Langi – East High School||Easton Allred – Corner Canyon High School|
|Sidney Preator – Timpanogos High School||Paulina Jimenez – East High School|
|MeKenna Trader – Woods Cross High School||Camilla Hatch – Kearns High School|
|Ainzlee Enger – Herriman High School||Makayla Lear – Grantsville High School|
|Bailey Hill – Roy High School|
|Tige Voorhees – Fremont High School|
|Wyatt Marx – Bingham High School|
|Kai Roberts – Skyridge High School|
|Hailee Oldroyd – Salem Hills High School|
|Grace Poulson – Corner Canyon High School|
|Sydney Neilson – Sky View High School|
|Courtney Giles – American Fork High School|
|Isaac Andrewsen – Riverton High School|
|Jordan Falls – Alta High School|
|Ashlyn Hall – Syracuse High School|
|Peter Bickel – Olympus High School|
ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION
Proudly celebrating 80 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 132 locations, and is the ninth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $12.2 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1,107,706 members.
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