Farnham wins $4,000 PEO scholarship

Douglas High School 2023 graduate Sarah Farnham.

Douglas High School 2023 graduate Sarah Farnham.

Douglas High School 2023 graduate Sarah Farnham has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship from P.E.O. Chapter AN, Minden.

Farnham will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno, as a biology/pre-veterinary science major. As a participant in WNC’s Jump Start program, she has already earned her Associate of Science degree concurrently with her degree from Douglas High School.

At Douglas High School, Sarah received numerous academic honors as well as leadership recognition. A member of the National Honor Society, Sarah was an active volunteer with FFA, where she expanded her interest in veterinary science. At WNC, she was named Jump Start Student of the Year.

Farnham has interned at the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital where she was able to work as a doctor’s assistant and learn about what she hopes to be her future profession. After she graduates in two years from UNR’s Pre-Veterinary Program, Sarah hopes to go to vet school in Colorado, and eventually come back to the Carson Valley to practice as a veterinarian.

P.E.O. is an international sisterhood with a mission of educating women through scholarships, grants, awards and stewardship of Cottey College, motivating women of all ages to achieve their highest aspirations. This year’s scholarship committee was chaired by Nancy Edmundson, with help from committee members, Nancy Stephenson, Betty Chase, Cynnie Vannoy, Barbara Walton, and Connie Biba.

Three receive Health Foundation scholarships

The Carson Valley Health Foundation awarded three Douglas County residents with $1,000 scholarships this year. Douglas High School graduates Adaline Doerr and Daniel Elliot. Sierra Lutheran High School Class of 2022 graduate Emma Sufka received her scholarship last year.

All three recipients are pursuing healthcare related fields in their college studies.

“I am most looking forward to the opportunity to study as an MD and focus on taking my core classes,” said Elliot, who will be attending UNR this coming fall. “Scholarships like the CVHF scholarship have allowed me to attend college with a full ride and given me the freedom to focus on my education without the stress of having to pay for school.”

Jobs Peek

• Gardnerville resident Calvin Doerr was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Doerr was initiated at Boise State University.

• Minden resident Hanna Young has been named to the Spring 2023 dean’s list at Pacific University in Oregon. The dean’s list recognizes undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of at least 3.70 and complete 12 or more graded credit hours.


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