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Cibola senior earns ASU leadership scholarship

McKenna Jerpseth Cibola High School senior McKenna Jerpseth was selected for the Arizona State University Leadership Scholarship for this upcoming fall. The LSP award is a $10,000 annual scholarship for resident students, renewable for three additional years (for a total of eight consecutive semesters).

The Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP) recognizes outstanding high school graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in leadership. Twenty-three high school seniors from Arizona and up to two out-of-state high school seniors are selected for the scholarship each year.

“McKenna was a perfect match for the ASU Leadership Scholarship,” CHS counselor Teresa Davis said. “She has given so much time and energy to two big leadership roles as Cibola High School Student Body President, and Miss Yuma County Outstanding Teen 2019. As impressive as McKenna’s intellectual traits are, I feel her real strength lies in her personal characteristics. She is a die-hard optimist who gives unselfishly of herself. McKenna’s involvement in school and the community is truly impressive.”

Students in the program will participate in the following: Two leadership development courses designed specifically for this program; Mentoring by an ASU staff member; Monthly meetings with all current ASU LSP students; Social activities, such as a leadership retreat and holiday events; Community service; Networking with LSP alumni; and Living on the campus of their major (required for first-year recipients).

Kevin Swearingin