Knudson will be pursuing a physical therapy degree from the University of Montana, Lutgen is going to major in elementary education at Idaho State University, Roscoe will be working on his mechanical engineering degree at Idaho State University and Findley will attend Boise State University and the National Guard with no stated major.
The scholarship program was created in 1998 and was originally called the Salmon-Challis National Forest Employee Scholarship. It was renamed in 2000, in honor of a long-time Salmon-Challis National Forest employee. Jackie Caivano was the Forest Supervisor’s Executive Assistant, who passed away due to an aggressive form of cancer in January 2000. Jackie took great pride in her work; was calm, practical and supportive; and was trusted and admired by all.
This scholarship is to honor Jackie’s memory and to recognize a graduating senior’s excellence, leadership and initiative in academics, community service and extracurricular activities.
The employees of the Salmon-Challis National Forest contribute to fund raisers to support the students of area high schools. Each year at least two (2) silent auctions and one (1) live auction are held. The items auctioned are donated by the employees and local businesses and are then bid on by the employees.
Sixty-two scholarships have been awarded since 1998, totaling $49,000. This year $4,000 was awarded (4 - $1,000 scholarships) to high school students in Challis, Leadore, Mackay and Salmon.
Congratulations to all of our local 2015 graduates!