Indian Springs High School celebrated its graduating class on Thursday, May 17, which earned a total of $123,700 in college scholarships awarded during the evening’s scholarship and senior awards ceremony.
Family and friends filled the school’s multipurpose room to applaud the 53 students receiving over 30 scholarships plus school senior awards as they move into the next stage of their education. The scholarships were awarded by a wide variety of programs from local schools, nonprofits and charitable families.
Francisco Avila Montalvo was this year’s top awardee earning $7,000 in scholarships.
The school also gave out awards and sashes, to be worn during graduation, to graduates of its two career academies, Health Academy and Academy of Manufacturing.
In addition to sashes, the manufacturing graduates also received class rings designed and manufactured by Aaric Borst using the school’s machine shop.
Borst was also one of 23 San Bernardino Valley College bound seniors to receive complete tuition, books, supplies, food and tutoring for their first year of college through scholarships sponsored by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
To take care of his second year of college he was awarded a scholarship from the Academy of Manufacturing.
In addition to scholarships, many senior awards were presented including National Honor Society bibs and tassels for 53 students, four Marine Corps awards, 12 perfect attendance awards and senior honor cords.
Three levels of senior honor cords were given, based on 4-year GPA. Thirty-two “highest honors” were presented to students who maintained a 4.0 or higher throughout high school.
The Indian Springs High School class of 2018 will graduate 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Cal State San Bernardino.