SUSD grads earned $80M in scholarships

The Coronado High School Class of 2019 graduation ceremony took place on May 30, 2019. In total, SUSD graduated 1,820 students in 2019.

Scottsdale Unified School District’s Class of 2019 included 1,820 students who collectively earned an estimated $80.3 million in scholarships.

A number of SUSD graduates earned sizable scholarships and other accolades for their achievements in high school, including Chaparral graduate Kyle Polen, who was named one of 20 Flynn Scholars in Arizona.

Desert Mountain graduates Harrison Douglas, Joel Haug, Michael Kupfer, Nicklas Samanta and Nicholas Savastio were all named National Merit Scholars.

Fellow Desert Mountain grad Oyinkansola Oluyeba was awarded the Dorrance Scholarship.

Coronado’s Pilar Arteaga received a scholarship from local nonprofit Community Celebrating Diversity.

There were also six appointees to U.S. military academies in SUSD’s 2019 graduating class, including Arcadia High School’s Nick Bourgeois and Carter Murphy, both to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

From Desert Mountain High School, Michael Dankworth was appointed to the  U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Steve Florence, to the U.S. Naval Academy and Tanner Falls  to the U.S. Military Academy West Point. Saguaro High School’s Clayton Randall (U.S. Air Force Academy).

Chaparral High School graduated 504 students who earned $19.1 million in scholarships.

Students graduating in the top-five percent of Chaparral’s graduating class included Polen, Faith Cain, Amanda Chin, Sarah Chon, Matthew De Koch, Dylan Fulop, Ashley Holtz, Kira Householder, Sarah Hughner, Bennett Katz, Brian Lee, Robert Leigh, Richard Qi, Noah Silver, Grace Taylor, Jake Trenter, Grace Tully, Lauren Tully, Rachel Turner, Paulina Valdez, Kate Van Houten, Anika Walia, Ashlynn Wallace, Jory Weiss, Anthony Winney and Tate Zall.

All students in the top-five percent at Chaparral had a GPA of 4.67 or above.

All GPAs provided by the district reflect a student’s GPA at the end of the sixth semester, or the last semester of 11th grade.

Coronado High School had 181 graduates, who earned $574,600 in scholarships, including $6,000 in athletic scholarships.

Students who graduated in the top-five percent at Coronado included Kayte Arviso, Katie Cabrera Vargas, Pilar Arteaga, Jose Herrera Sebastian, Kylie Strickland, Hazim Sedek, Melissa Sola, Gabriel Jacques, Angelica Salinas and San Juana Paredes Jurado.

All students graduating in the top-five percent at Coronado had a GPA of at least 3.80, including Kayte Arviso with a 4.464 GPA.

Desert Mountain High had 495 graduates. Desert Mountain graduates earned a total of $28,832,993 in scholarships.

Students who graduated in the top 10 percent of the Desert Mountain graduating class included Courtney Dozier,  Kyle Otstot, Noah Mader, Aaron Yang, Steven Florence, Erin Epel, Shaalin Sehra, Nicole Perry, Holly Wills, Jada Warner, Noelle Rapier, Nicole Caryl, Natalie Ho, Mallory Kruse, Tristan Rubio, Brian Prieve, Mika Lambert, Ryan Bear, Adam Coates, Lasya Akshara, Hope Ashworth, Emily Ho, Joel Haug, Nicole Ursprunger, Andrew Frisch, Sydnee Pilarski, Cole Errico, Nicolas Savastio, Chloe Sarocka, Jenna Tarkington, Michael Kupfer, Mickelson,  Amelia, Jackson Duvall, Skylar Wickman, Erin Andrews, Jadyn Brilon, Sarah Congiundi, Leah Roga, Dane Jensen, Samantha Basch, Elise Brown, Haniyah Altaf, Jordan Perry, Michael Pizzagoni, Nicklas Samanta, Michael Tam, Harrison Douglas, Taralyn Peck, Kevin Trent, Amanda Carlson, Rahman, Alexandra, Meera Shah, Madison Dosek and Brandon Kron.

All students graduating in the top-10 percent at Desert Mountain had a GPA of at least 4.40.

Saguaro High School graduated 301students, who earned $19,723,905 in scholarships. That total included $7,217,742 in academic scholarships and

$12,506,163 in athletic scholarships.

The top-one percent of Saguaro’s graduating class included Allison Silver (4.928 GPA), Samarrah Stephan (4.885), Dallas Taylo (4.894) and Sabrina Hirshorn (4.875).

Arcadia High School graduated 339 students, who earned $12,067,100 in scholarships.

Arcadia Valedictorian Luis Ayala Gutierrez had a GPA of 4.882.