Warriors earn Anderson scholarships
Two Whittell High School seniors, Alison Copsy and Kai Mangiaracina, were among the 15 students announced this week as Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation Scholarship recipients.
Since 1993, the Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation has awarded college scholarships to Northern Nevada students who played high school baseball or softball, while achieving academic excellence and maintaining a high level of community and school activities. The Foundation awarded $40,000 in scholarships for 2017.
Copsy played for a Whittell softball team that qualified to play at the NIAA 1A state tournament in Las Vegas. Mangiaracina played baseball for the Warriors.
Other 2017 recipients include Sandra Gomez of Smith Valley High School, Alexandra Farrell of Bishop Manogue High School, Jordan Gross of Wooster High School, Gabrielle Kahl of Reed High School, Logan Murphy of Pershing County High School (Lovelock), Thomas Porter of Bishop Manogue High School, Cory Rogaczewski of Smith Valley High School, Veronika Scavacini of Reno High School, Dawnequa Stitzel of Carlin Combined Schools, Jack Swisher of Churchill County High School (Fallon) and Austin Wickham of Galena High School. Each scholarship award is $2,500.
The foundation also awarded the Larry Menante Memorial Scholarship to Nicolas Clayton of Reno High School and the Dan Rechenmacher Memorial Scholarship ($5,000) to Jordan Santos of Spanish Springs High School. Both scholarships are given to students who have overcome great odds making it into college.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded $842,500 in scholarships to 285 student/athletes from 33 different high schools.
Josh Anderson was a 1991 graduate of Reno High School who played baseball for Reno National Little League, Reno West Babe Ruth, Reno High School, the Reno Knights American Legion and for DeAnza College in Cupertino, Calif. Anderson died on June 25, 1992 of Sudden Death Syndrome shortly after pitching in a summer baseball tournament at the University of Nevada.