Molalla High School seniors scoop up more than a million in scholarships
On Wednesday, May 23, Molalla High School celebrated their Senior Scholarship Night, where staff announced that this year's seniors earned more than $1.6 million in merit-based scholarships.
Principal Brad Berzinski gave out his first ever Principal's Award to Chase Jazenski, who showed strength of character following a knee injury sustained while playing basketball and who is often thinking of others, according to Berzinski.
Berzinski also announced this year's salutatorian and valedictorian.
Tyler Clark is the salutatorian with his weighted cumulative grade point average of 4.472. He will attend Oregon State University in the fall, where he has won the Finley Academic Excellence Award in the amount of $24,000.
Irene Shvachka is this year's valedictorian with her weighted cumulative GPA of 4.509. Shvachka will attend the University of Portland in the fall, where she has won a $92,000 tuition scholarship. She is also the recipient of the competitive Ford Family Scholarship, which pays for up to 90 percent of a student's tuition. Both Clark and Shvachka won several other local scholarships.