Kelly Rae Parker graduated from Arizona State University on May 13 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kelly graduated with magna cum laude honors with a grade point average of 3.7 and will further pursue her career in California. She is a 2007 graduate of Kingman High School and is the daughter of Keith and Aline Parker-Eaton.
Former local student Brandon Hepler graduated from Arizona State University in the Commencement ceremony on May 13, in which 11,000 graduated. He received a Masters Degree in Nanoscience. Brandon was the single student to receive this degree in Professional Science. He is the son of Joyce and Jim Hepler of Kingman.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 presented its annual scholarship awards to local high school students on May 12. The following students received the scholarships.
From Kingman Academy Of Learning High School: Anne Haynes, $1,000; James Herrero, $1,000; Kyle Glenn, $1,000; Brittany Morris, $1,000; and Nathan Morgan, $500.
From Kingman High School: Kevin Gibelyou, $500.
A total of $5,000 in scholarship awards was given this lodge year. All students receiving the awards said they would be attending a 4-year college of their choice this fall.
Jennica Peck, 17, a senior at Kingman High School was recently selected as a Student Rotarian by the Kingman Rotary Club. She is the daughter of Robert and Justine Comstock. Jennica said she was very proud and grateful for this honor. Her activities include: basketball, varsity as a sophomore; Renaissance; Guide Dawgs, vice president and president; National Honor Society; marching band, drum major for two years; band, vice president and president; S-Club, vice president and president; and third place in state marching competition. In her address to Rotary, she chose the topic "being drum major of the Kingman High School marching band." Jennica's future plans include finishing her last year of her Associates Degree at Mohave Community College with a major in science, then transferring to Dixie State College of Utah for a Bachelors Degree and then the University of Utah. At the end of all her schooling she hopes to become a pediatrician. Jennica thanks Rotary for this great honor.
Kevin Gibelyou, 18, a senior at Kingman High School, was recently selected as a Student Rotarian by the Kingman Rotary Club. He is the son of Michael and Anell Gibelyou. Kevin said that he was excited to be a part of the Student Rotarian program. He is active in cross country, soccer and track, and attended Boys State. He received the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout award. For his presentation to Rotary, his topic was "Discipline, the key to my success in school." Kevin plans to further his education, majoring in some form of engineering.