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2024 CHHS Scholarship Night Recipients

CHHS held its annual Scholarship Night for CHHS Seniors on May 8, 2024! Donors gave over $261,000 to graduating students within the 39 scholarships that were given. Congratulations to all of our scholarship-receiving seniors and thank you to the generous donors who continue to support the future education of students at Columbia Heights High School.

Here is the list of the scholarships and the students who received them:

  • Curt Ramsdell Memorial Scholarship - Destiny Mallet & Jheanely Guallpa
  • Heryla/Rockwell Business Scholarhip - Alazar Getachew
  • Joe Klis Memorial Scholarship - Ilm'aime Ntambwe
  • Jayden Kline CHHS Scholarship - Genevieve DuRose, Caroline Raleigh & Sandy Moncayo Cuji
  • Team PE Scholarship - Ryan Agudo Medina
  • Teachers' Local 710 Scholarship - Sofia Romero & Katelynn Hackett
  • Fridley American Legion Auxiliary - Caitlin Pogreba
  • Italian American Club Foundation - Adriana Inamagua, Yadislay Lopez Ursua, Ji Kai Ni, Karina Kaplan, Beatrice Carter, Ryan Agudo Medina, Yomaira Cazho, Rosy Estrada, Kenndra Baltazar & Madeline Mueller, 
  • CH Retired Staff Scholarship - Isabel Hernandez-Monroy, Gloria Knudsen, Mushtaq Hagi, Natasha Riera & Yadislay Lopez Ursua
  • Robert Eue Memorial Scholarship - Genevieve Johnson
  • Tom Mulligan Memorial Scholarship - Jack Israelson
  • Dianne Kaatz Memorial Scholarhip - Kevin Iguanero Ramos
  • Anne E. Farham Memorial - Millie Onofre
  • Columbia Heights Lions Club Scholarship - Joullet Ramon-Perez, Brook Aberra & Joseline Manjarrez Garcia
  • CH Athletic Boosters Scholarships - Ryan Agudo Medina, Terrance Wilson, Kevin Romero Rivera, Matthew Bermeo Vidal, Alex Sanchez Romero, Katelynn Hackett, Melissa Torres, Ahkeya Ford, Isabel Hernandez Monroy & Madeline Mueller
  • The Halek Family Scholarship - Sabirin Mohamed
  • Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation - Milton Orellana Morocho, Mohamed Omer, Christopher Calsez Donayre & Randall Zhagui Jimbo
  • Athena Award - Thanh Truc Mai
  • Oscar Eng Award - Ryan Agudo Medina
  • Walter C. Rasmussen: Northeast Bank Foundation - Mario Rioz Pena
  • Becky King Memorial Scholarship - Narriah Copeland & Terrance Wilson
  • Bliss Family Scholarship - Kevin Romero Rivera & Gabriela Parra
  • Valley View Elementary Alumni Scholarship - Karina Kaplan & Ronny Taday Salto
  • Highland Alumni Scholarship - Gloria Knudsen & Brant Bueno Fajardo
  • Fridley Lions Club - Jeremy Andino
  • Re/Max Synergy's Muske Community Support Scholarship - Zeynab Ahmed
  • Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Jheanely Guallpa
  • Fridley/Columbia Heights Rotary Club STRIVE Scholarship - Sandra Merchan, Andrew Chapman, Angeles Vazquez, Madeline Mueller, Joullet Ramon-Perez, Lesly Pineda Rubio, Valeria Diaz Torres, Ebelin Landi Pena, Nicole Luviano Flores, Jacqueline Perez, Alex Sanchez Romero, Kimberly Sigua Guallpa & Ronny Taday Salto
  • Kopp Family Foundation - Reem Idris & Rose Smith
  • Tim Bowe Memorial Scholarship - Jency Davis
  • Connie Bakken Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Thanh Truc Mai
  • Earle Bakken Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Jack Israelson
  • Herringer Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Destiny Mallet
  • Hoium Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Lourdes Caguana Chimborazo
  • Dusziak Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Joyashri Ramnarine
  • Dusziak Technical Alumni Foundation Scholarship - Bashir Bashir
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship* - Milton Orellana Morocho, Natasha Riera & Naomi Gbor
  • Jack Cooke Kent College Scholarship** - Brant Bueno Fajardo
  • Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship*** - Brant Bueno Fajardo

*The Wallin Family Foundation Scholarship provides student recipients with $16,000 each. For 30+ years, Wallen Education Partners have partnered with various high schools, donors, community organizations and civic leaders to support and send more than 6,000 students on their college journeys. They partner with many separate donors, who all share the mission to make college graduation a reality.

**The Jack Cooke Kent Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded $282 million in scholarships to more than 3,300 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive academic advising, career pathway counseling and other support services.

***Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career computer science education program intended to inspire and educate millions of students from historically underrepresented communities globally, including millions of students in the U.S. each year. Students explore computer science through school curriculum and project-based learning, using code to make music, program robots, and solve problems. Additionally, each year Amazon Future Engineer awards hundreds of students with four-year, up to $40,000 scholarships and paid industry internships to promote diversity and inclusion in the field.