Lake Havasu High School’s brightest and best graduating students were awarded scholarships valued at $4.1 million during the 2017 Evening of Excellence on Monday at the school’s Performing Art Center. In all, 119 local students received scholarships. Top earners included:

Charlee Kraiss ($400,000) US Coast Guard Academy

Francis Samuel Mendoza ($223,000 total)
London Bridge Lions  $1,000
Arizona State University President’s Scholarship $40,000
London Bridge Rotary $2,000
US Navy ROTC $180,000

Gowtham Anche ($162,560)
University of Texas Academic Excellence Honors Scholarship

Jake Means ($146,400)
University of Redlands

Jacob  Harrold ($126,800)
University of Redlands

Nickalas Duysen ($80,000)
US Marines

Jack Warner ($80,000)
US Air Force

Marissa Villafana ($80,000)
US Army

Alexis  Perez Flores ($80,000)
US Air Force

Ellis Patten ($80,000)
US Marines

Zackery Packer ($80,000)
US Army

Zoe Festa-Woods ($66,000 total)
GEO Group Foundation $1,000
Arizona State University President’s Scholarship $40,000
Elk’s Most Valuable Student State Scholarship $1,500
American Legion Post #81 $1,000
Glen & Leona Swette Scholarship $20,000
LHHS Class of 1977 $500
Elks Most Valuable Student $2,000

Austen Cowper ($53,850 total)
Marine Corps League Detachment #757 $2,000
NARFE – National Active and Retired Federal Employees $350
Lake Havasu Sunrise Rotary $1,000
Arizona State University Dean’s Scholarship $50,000
Fraternal Order of Police $500

Staff Sgt. Hudson awards scholarships Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Erickberto Berber, Nickalas Duysen, Ellis Patten, and Edgar Munoz are awarded Marine Corps League scholarships Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Students are awarded scholarships Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Adrien Velasquez is awarded a scholarship from Lincoln Tech, Joel Michael Ribich Memorial Scholarship, and Hot Rod Knights Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The American Legion Riders award scholarships Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The Catholic Daughters of Americas present scholarships to students Monday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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