BRAWLEY – Graduating seniors of Brawley Union High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2014 were recognized for academic achievements Monday night at the BUHS gym for Senior Awards Night.
The BUHS board honored the top students with awards for the Top 20 and the for outstanding academics in the school. There was even a new award called the Biliteracy Award, an award for students that were literate in more than one language. The award was the first to be given in the country.
Scholarships were also handed out by 58 organizations from within the valley community ranging from Brawley clubs to corporations such as Allied Wastes and Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center. Thousands upon thousands of dollars were given through the scholarships for the college bound students.
â€œIâ€™m really happy,â€ said Remington Campbell, who received five different scholarships, â€œThey will help me with the college funds.â€
â€œIâ€™m genuinely sad that Iâ€™ll be leaving and not able to come back for a while,â€ said April Castorillo about having to leave the valley for college.
The overall message of the night for the students from the high school staff and the community representatives was this; congratulations on your graduation and hereâ€™s to your bright future.