Seven students and proud family members attended the annual Resolution Copper Scholarship Awards Dinner in the hotel Magma in Superior on Tuesday, July 31. Six officials of Resolution Copper also attended along with the mayors of both Superior and Apache Junction. A total of $32,000 was distributed between 13 recipients.
Marcos de niza graduate Honesty Aday plans to study business and accounting at ASU.
Angelita Casillas of Hayden plans to study veterinary science at the University of Arizona, while Natalie Erb, who graduated from Apache Junction plans to pursue the same field at ASU.
Kearney High School graduate Jaden Tace, whose mother is director of inpatient services at Cobre Valley Medical Center will attend ASU with the goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
Shalicia Colelay of Alchesay High School and Shailene Edwards of San Carlos High School both plan to study medical and biological studies (pre-med) at ASU. Shalicia was a member of the basketball team that took the state championship in 2A running over four private schools in succession in the spring of 2019.
Mayor Mila Besich Lira gave the keynote address emphasizing her life in the years after high school, and how one’s life can offer possibilities and challenges one may never have thought of.
Several members of Resolution Copper’s management team also spoke. Finally, the students, the team from Resolution and the Mayors of Superior and Miami posed with the students on the grand staircase of the newly elegant Hotel Magma.