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.
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.