Three local students were each recently awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship by Edgewood Co.
Megan Mize, 18, of Stateline, Nev.; Jason Reum, 18, of South Lake Tahoe; and Taryn Morningstar, 18, of Minden, Nev., were chosen from a pool of more than 100 applicants, according to a press release.
Mize is attending the University of Nevada, Reno, where she will study occupational therapy or early childhood education. She is a 2012 graduate of George Whittell High School, where she was involved in NHS, Key Club, Student Council, school newspaper, was the yearbook editor, played varsity and club volleyball, and volunteered with Relay for Life, food pantry and other places, while maintaining about a 4.2 GPA. Mize will also play volleyball for UNR.
Reum is a 2012 graduate of South Tahoe High School, ranking eighth in his graduating class. He is attending the University of California, Los Angeles, with an undeclared major. Reum has been involved with the National Honor Society, Mixed Martial Arts, dancing, acting, and Glee Club and has volunteered throughout the community as an AVID peer tutor, teaching dance, doing snow removal and organizing blood drives at the High School. He played varsity soccer and served as team captain. Reum was also director of student affairs and received the South Tahoe All State Academic Award.
Morningstar graduated eighth in her class at Douglas High School, where she received the President's Volunteer Service Award and took third in the American Mathematics Contest. She plans to study molecular biology or another biological science at University of California, Davis. Morningstar has been involved in NHS, Environmental Club, Academic Team, Chemistry Club, Block D Letterman's Club, recreation softball and horseback riding. She was president of Amnesty International Club and secretary of the Alpine Club. Morningstar was on the varsity cross-country team, and made the all-state Academic team for cross-country. She worked as a ranch hand and performed community service for Kids and Horses as a side walker and horse handler for special-needs children.