AHS grads receive scholarhips

Published 11:07 am Friday, June 14, 2013

Cooperative Response Center Inc. has announced three recent graduates of Austin High School are recipients of its 2013 scholarships. Melissa Navoa, Jocelyn Sheehan and Alex Thorson were each awarded $1,000 to cover post-secondary education costs.

Melissa Navoa will attend Brown University in Providence, R.I., to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business.

Jocelyn Sheehan, the daughter of CRC employee Aimee Sheehan, will attend Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., to pursue degrees in business management and biology.

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Alex Thorson will attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Carlson School of Management and plans to major in finance and business management.

When selecting each year’s scholarship recipients, CRC looks not only at the academic achievements of each applicant, but also his or her school and community involvement.

“CRC is pleased to once again recognize graduating students in communities in which we work,” said Chris Holt, CRC’s president and CEO. “The hard work and dedication of all of our scholarship applicants is to be commended. CRC’s management and staff wish them the best in their continuing education.”

In November 2012, students in the communities in which CRC has offices — Austin, Dunlap, Tenn., and Abilene, Texas — as well as family members of CRC employees who were graduating from high school were invited to apply for the 2013 CRC scholarship.