Scholarship Night

Rotary Club of Jackson Hole scholarship recipients gather on the stage at Jackson Hole High School during Teton County Scholarship Awards Night on April 23. Eighty-eight different scholarships worth over $800,000 were awarded to the class of 2019.

This year's list of scholarships was so long, school counselor Emily Hoffer told the crowd they had to print programs on legal-sized paper to fit them all.

Roughly $800,000 in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2019 Tuesday night during the annual Teton County scholarship and awards night. For comparison, $660,000 was handed out in 2018.

Eighty-eight different scholarships — some with more than one student per award, some for four years, others for one — were announced for both private and public school recipients. 

"These students here tonight spent hours on hours filling out applications, interviewing and doing the work it takes to be successful," Jackson Hole High School principal Scott Crisp told the audience.  

Family, friends and students packed the Jackson Hole High School Auditorium to attend what Hoffer always says is her "favorite night of the year."

It's easy to see why. Students were recognized for everything from their grades and test scores to athleticism, patriotism, intended career paths, financial need and perhaps most importantly, character. 

Several scholarships either expanded their offerings or were entirely new this year. 

See the May 1 Valley section for a full story on the event. 

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079 or schools@jhnewsandguide.com.

Kylie Mohr covers the education and health beats. Mohr grew up in Washington and came to Wyoming via Georgetown. She loves seeing the starry night sky again.

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