Fort Hays State University awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic school year to students from area high schools, honoring them and students from southeast Colorado at a Student Recognition Program in Garden City in April.

Local scholarship recipients include the following.

Trenedy Beaton, a 2018 Dighton High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Beaton, daughter of Dennis and Kai Wilkerson, Dighton, and Joshua Beaton, Scott City, plans to major in art education.

Emily Arrieta, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in art and design. Arrieta, daughter of Rodolfo and Tomacita Arrieta, Garden City, plans to major in art and design.

Madison Bellows, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Bellows, daughter of Roger and Tina Bellows, Garden City, plans to major in nursing.

Annie Gerber, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Gerber, daughter of Ben and Jennifer Gerber, Garden City, plans to major in agriculture.

Gage Hodges, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Hodges, son of Aaron and Pearl Rassette, Garden City, plans to major in physics.

Evelyn Irigoyen-Aguirre, a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $1,000 Transfer Student Award. Irigoyen-Aguirre, daughter of Jesus and Silvia Irigoyen, Garden City, plans to major in elementary education.

Brianna Mead, a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Award and won the drawing for a laptop. Mead, daughter of Jason and Michelle Mead, Garden City, plans to major in biology.

Crystal Ramirez, a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $1,000 Transfer Student Award. Ramirez, daughter of Roberto and Christina Ramirez, Garden City, plans to major in nursing.

Alondra Ramos, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in English. Ramos, daughter of Salvador Resendiz, Garden City, and Silvia Resendiz, Garden City, plans to major in English education.

Ronaldo Sanchez, a 2018 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Sanchez, son of Jose and Maria Sanchez, Garden City, plans to major in business.

Christopher Nemechek, a 2018 Holcomb High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Nemechek, son of Curt and Julie Nemechek, Holcomb, plans to major in health and human performance.

Kynzi Soukup, a 2018 Holcomb High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Soukup, daughter of Susan Soukup, Holcomb, plans to major in nursing

Kenlea Stegman, a 2018 Holcomb High School graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Stegman, daughter of Tim and Heather Stegman, Holcomb, plans to major in animal science.

Alyse Pollart, a 2018 Lakin High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Pollart, daughter of Chris and Tonya Pollart, Kendall, plans to major in nursing.

Odalys Avalos-Barraza, a 2016 Liberal High School graduate and a Seward County Community College transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Award. Avalos-Barraza, daughter of Martina Barraza, Liberal, plans to major in communication.

Sahil Anil, a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Anil, son of Preeti Anil, Scott City, plans to major in radiology.

Kevin Herndon, a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in history. Herndon, son of Bradley and Sandra Walter, Scott City, plans to major in history education.

Katie McGonagle, a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. McGonagle, daughter of Tim and Patrina McGonagle, Scott City, plans to major in nursing.

Kaitlyn Roberts, a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Roberts, daughter of Ryan and Shawn Roberts, Scott City, plans to major in biology.

Emily Smith, a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Smith, daughter of Ernest and Christina Smith, Scott City, plans to major in biology.

Emily Gerard, a 2018 Stanton County High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Gerard, daughter of Clem and Kim Gerard, Johnson, plans to major in elementary education.

Meleny Jacome-Banuelos, a 2018 Stanton County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music. Jacome-Baneulos, daughter of Martha Jacome, Johnson City, plans to major in music.

Riley Frank, a 2018 Sublette High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology and won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Frank, son of Stephanie Frank, Sublette, and Phillip Frank, Dodge City, plans to major in biology.

randon Norman, a 2016 Sublette High School graduate and a Seward County Community College transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student award and won the drawing for a $600 FHSU University Bookstore Scholarship. Norman, son of Don and Sherry Norman, Sublette, plans to major in agricultural business.

Heather Rundell, a 2015 Ulysses High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, received a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $1,500 Transfer Student Award. Rundell, daughter of Gus and Tami Rundell, Ulysses, plans to major in music.

Hailey Case, a 2018 Wichita County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Case, daughter of Shad and Jessica Case, Leoti, plans to major in communication.

Gerardo Ortiz, a 2018 Wichita County High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Ortiz, son of Jesus Ortiz and Rebeca Chavez, Leoti, plans to major in business.