2020 Legacy Scholarship Awards

2020 Atwater High School Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients.

It is with great pride that the Atwater High School Alumni Association announces the recipients of the 2020 Legacy Scholarship. This is the third year AHSAA has presented this award. The award is presented to AHS students who have a parent, grandparent or guardian who attended AHS.

As in previous years 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 and a special thanks to the Class of 1969 50th Year Reunion group who made a generous donation to the program. All donations to the association go into the fund to support these scholarships. With the help of our alumni community we hope to continue and increase this scholarship program into the future. Falcons Forever!

Jessica Arias

Jessica has attended AHS for four years. She is a member of the Biology Club, Internet Cub and California Scholarship Federation. She was a member of the Soccer, Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She participated in several community service programs throughout her time at AHS.

Jessica’s teachers commented on her dedication to her education and her natural leadership ability. They mentioned her work ethic in both her athletic and classroom efforts. In her letter Jessica commented that she has learned that little accomplishments are more rewarding than trophies, and that one of her goals is to create things that people will appreciate and use.

She will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a goal to study architectural engineering.

Jessica’s mother is an AHS graduate

Amethyst Cooksey

Amethyst attended AHS for three years. She has been involved in the Class Leadership Program, FFA, and Varsity Cheerleading at AHS. She was involved in several community service projects including the Merced College Field of Honor.

Amethyst’s teachers indicated that she has a strong willingness to learn and to tackle any task that is assigned. They commented on her goals and her interest in science and strong belief in her ability to succeed in her future efforts. In her letter Amethyst outlined her journey to the point in her life and her strong desire to become in involved in veterinary medicine.

She will be attending Merced College with a goal to become a veterinarian. 

Amethyst’s father is a graduate of AHS.

Colby Flatt

Colby attended AHS for four years. He was very active in a number of school programs including FFA, Trap Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes severing as both Vice President and President. He was a member of the Falcon baseball team, playing varsity for three years and won a number of awards for his play and leadership.

Colby’s teachers mentioned his positive attitude and take-charge approach to any challenge. His work ethic was a consistent comment and his willingness to help both his teachers and his fellow classmates was a constant theme. In his letter Colby was specific in noting that he has never let his failures define him and take pride in his work ethic. He complimented his teachers and mentors in their impact on his life and his pride in being an Atwater High School alumnus.

He is planning on attending the Northwest Lineman College in Denton Texas with a goal of going into the electronics industry upon graduation.

Colby’s mother is a graduate of AHS.