Madera Unified School District’s two high schools received a combined total of $350,382 in scholarship money for their students. Madera High School received more than twice as much as Madera South High School, despite the Stallions’ larger student body and bigger senior class.
Individuals, organizations and institutions donated scholarships for seniors with outstanding merit in academia and or athletics, involvement in extracurricular activities and financial need to further their education upon high school graduation. There were local, state and national donors.
Recipients were recognized in awards ceremonies at each school in late April.
Madera High School’s Lora Whitaker raked in the most amount of scholarships at 20. Her highest award was the Fresno Pacific University Dean’s Scholarship for $34,000. At Madera South High School, Micaela Torres got nine scholarships, more than anyone else in her class, including a full academic scholarship that will pay for her tuition at the University of California, Los Angeles...