The Dorothy Burch Box Scholarship award was given to Elisia Cruz (pictured above) for the 2022 school year; the scholarship was given by Eddie and Betty Box Jr. and family. The scholarship is given in honor of Dorothy Burch Box, wife of Edward Bent Box Sr. A deserving student, or students, is selected for the scholarship each spring. This award has been awarded by the Box family for a number of years, to keep the memory of Dorothy Burch Box alive.
The Box family chose two deserving students from the community this year; Gabe Tucson (pictured above) was also awarded the Dorothy Burch Box Scholarship for 2022. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship to help with education needs, materials, boys will receive a Pendelton blanket, and the girls will receive a shawl. Applicants, who are generally local, young adults, must submit their stories in writing – “these are my grades, these are my goals.”