It is with great pride that the Atwater High School Alumni Association announces the recipients of the 2019 Legacy Scholarship. This is the second year AHSAA has presented this award. The award is presented to AHS students who have a parent, grandparent or guardian who attended AHS.
This year we had many deserving candidates, it speaks to the quality of our high school that so many outstanding seniors applied for the scholarship. We want to recognize and thank all the parents, grandparents and friends who contributed to the success of these students.
We want to thank all the alumni and friends who donated to the association during the last year. All donations to the association go into the fund to support these scholarships and we appreciate all the past Falcons who donated. With the help of our alumni we hope to continue and increase this scholarship program into the future. Falcons Forever!
Clara has attended AHS for four years. During her time at the school she participated in student government three years and was a CSF member for three years.
Clara was on the AHS Track and Cross-Country Team all four years. She holds the school record in both the 800m and 1600m for woman and was a state qualifier in track. She was named AHS runner of the year and First Team All-League.
She has been accepted into Cornell University and plans to major in Astronomy with plans to go into a scientific career upon completion of her studies. She will also participate on the Cornell Woman’s Track Team. Track Coach Ken Rhoades calls her the top student-athlete he has worked with in 20 years of coaching.
Both of Clara’s parents are AHS graduates.
Cassidy has attended AHS for four years. During her time, she has held several class offices and is currently the Senior Class President. She has been a member of the Leadership Club for three years and CSF for two year.
Cassidy was a member of the Volleyball Team for four years, serving a Varsity Captain for three years. She also participated on the AHS Swim Team for two years.
She plans on attending Merced College and then transfer to Stanislaus State with a major in Elementary Education with a goal to go into teaching. She has volunteered at Peggy Heller Elementary School reading to Kindergarteners. That experience formed her desire to go into teaching. Nathan Braga, Activities Director at AHS says that Cassidy is on the best all around students he has had the pleasure to teach in his 17-year career.
Both of Cassidy’s parents are AHS graduates.