Cordova High School’s Marina Madison and Glennallen High School’s Miguel Saavedra have been named the 2018 Copper River Watershed Project education scholarship winners.
The annual scholarship is awarded to one graduating student from a school in the Copper Basin and one graduating student from Cordova High School.
“Living in the Copper River region has showed me beauty, strength, and to appreciate this enlightening place,” Madison said. “I am in love with everything about this region; from the delta to the mountains to the meadows. I hope to someday take part in protecting it and helping it thrive.”
Madison plans to attend the University of Alaska Southeast to pursue a degree in liberal arts with an emphasis on outdoor leadership and resource management.
Saavedra plans to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a degree in geological engineering and construction management.
“The culture of the town I live in is one of giving, so I would like to one day be able to give back more to my community,” Saavedra said.
Both students will receive a $1,000 scholarship.