Graduates mark Mansfield High School’s 100th anniversary


Maiya Minatani delivered the salutatorian address.
MANSFIELD – It was a special night for two reasons at Mansfield High School last Friday, June 9. It was not only the commencement ceremony for the three members of the 2017 senior class, it was also the 100th anniversary observance for Mansfield High School.

MANSFIELD – It was a special night for two reasons at Mansfield High School last Friday, June 9. It was not only the commencement ceremony for the three members of the 2017 senior class, it was also the 100th anniversary observance for Mansfield High School.
Seniors Taya Backus and twin sisters, Jayden, (valedictorian) and Maiya, (salutatorian) Minatani were honored with gifts, good wishes, awards and, most utilitarian, scholarships, as they put the capstone on their final year as Mansfield students.
And scholarships there were for all three young women and awarded as follows:
Mansfield Scholars Foundation - Jayden Minatani, $1,200; Taya Backus, $800.
Mansfield Lions Club – Jayden Minatani, $700; Taya Backus $500.
Ethel Pool Memorial Scholarship – Jayden Minatani, $500.
Mansfield Sportsmen’s Club – Jayden Minatani, $500.
Mansfield Professional Educators – Jayden Minatani, $200; Taya Backus, $200.
Marguerite Schmidt Memorial – Jayden Minatani, $500.
Mansfield Booster Club - $500 to each graduate.
Virgil and Pearl Gustin Scholarship – Jayden Minatani, $3,600.
Apollo Club Music Scholarship – Jayden Minatani, $1,000.
George Wilcox Memorial - $2,000 to each graduate.
The Wilcox funds are renewable up to four years, making it a potential $8,000 resource for each graduate.
Jayden Minatani plans to attend Central Washington University where she will pursue a music composition degree. The $3,600 Virgil and Pearl Gustin Scholarship will be most helpful at CWU since that institution matches community scholarships, like those from the Gustins, dollar-for-dollar.
Jayden Minatani also received an award from the Mansfield Community Band.
Backus is headed for Wenatchee Valley College and CWU and major in elementary education.
Maiya Minatani wants to pursue computer science at Olympic Community College and Western Washington University.
Eighth grade students, Kody Angus, Tessa Johnson, Carter Shafer, Eddie Tapia and Xavier Tedder received their promotions to high school during the commencement ceremony.

User menu

NCW Media Newspapers