North Alumni Assoc. Awards $200,000 in Scholarships

The following information was submitted by North High Alumni Foundation president Heather Isaacson. The photo gallery was provided by Lee Navin.

The North High Alumni Foundation awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to 56 North High School students this week.

A new scholarship from alumni Andrew Choquette (class of 1996), his spouse Mary, and father Kenneth, honors the memory of his mother, Jane D. Choquette, a lifelong supporter of north side children and families. The inaugural Jane D. Choquette Memorial Scholarship awardees are Saata Corneh and Peyton Houangvan. They will each receive $10,000 per year for four years.  Saata is attending Virginia Commonwealth University, planning to study Forensic Science, and Peyton is attending Grand View University studying Biotechnology.

Folks interested in supporting the Polar Bear Scholarship Fund can visit our website:

The North High Alumni Foundation is also hosting an annual fundraiser, The Polar Bear Open golf tournament, on Saturday, July 30 at Blank Golf Course.

Emily Chafa emceed the banquet and is current vice-president of our board. Principal Graeber kicked off the event reminding students and families that “It’s always a great day to be a Polar Bear.”

Getsy Hernandez was our keynote speaker – she just finished her first year at Drake and was a Polar Bear Scholar last year. She shared words of wisdom as this year’s class prepares for their first year of college.

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