For the 2017-2018 school year, East Mountain High School was the recipient of a generous donation from community member, Sam Martin. Mr. Martin is the administrator of the Twoie Foundation, a fund that honors the life and legacy of his brother.
With this $36,000 contribution, East Mountain High School created the College Success Fund. This fund, in addition to supplementing our dual credit textbook and tutoring programs, created three scholarships for three outstanding seniors this year. The award is renewable for four years of college.
The students, faculty, and staff are incredibly appreciative of Sam Martin’s generous gift. Because of this new fund, EMHS can continue providing the best education in New Mexico and encourage all students to achieve in college and beyond.
The first recipient of this year’s scholarship is Kathryn Jones, who was awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the Twoie Foundation. Kathryn was named this year’s Outstanding Senior in English. She has been heavily involved in many extra-curriculars including Volleyball and Youth & Government. Kathryn will be attending Washington State University to study Journalism and Political Science. At the graduation ceremony, Kathryn thanked Sam Martin for his generosity and praised the legacy of his late brother.
Two other students, Gina Sanchez and Emily Cook, also received scholarships from the Twoie Foundation totaling $4,000 each. Gina Sanchez, co-valedictorian of this year’s class and named the New Mexico District Student of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association, plans to study philosophy and international relations at Stanford University. Emily Cook, a top student in MESA and the school’s music program, will be attending New Mexico Tech in the fall and will be studying biology & medical technology.