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Treasure Valley teens win scholarships

Shayenne Coates

Two local teens have earned $2,500 “Graduate to Go” scholarships from Taco Bell.

Wes Pettit-Fickel, who attends Meridian High School, and Shayenne Coates, who attends Centennial High School, are the scholarship recipients. Both teens are active members of the Meridian Boys & Girls Club, and earned the scholarships based on their academic progress, community leadership and ability to overcome significant personal challenges.

Wes Pettit-Fickel

Coates, 16, will attend Yale University in the fall. She plans to major in journalism and photography.

Pettit-Fickel, 16, is Ada County Youth of the Year and will graduate from high school in 2013. He plans to study law enforcement or justice at Lewis-Clark State College.

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