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Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation awards 13 scholarships to local athletes



For 20 years, the Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation has been awarding college scholarships to Northern Nevada students who played high school baseball or softball, while achieving academic excellence and maintaining a high level of community and school activities. The Foundation has just selected 13 new recipients for 2012.

The 2012 recipients are: Emily Collins from Carson High School; Beau Cullen from Galena High School; Grace Dolan from Incline High School; Ryan Butler from Reed High School; Nina Jimenez from Whittell High School; Angie Herrera from Lowry High School; Ashley Pender from North Valleys High School; Grace Moreira from Pershing County High School; Brandon Eastman from Lowry High School; Grant Kukuk from Reno High School and Donald Wanner from Pershing County High School. Each scholarship award is $2,500.

The Joshua L. Anderson Foundation also awarded the Larry Menante Memorial Scholarship to Chelsea Aldridge from Yerington High School and the Dan Rechenmacher Memorial Scholarship to Cody Villalobos from Yerington High School. Both scholarships are given to students who have overcome great odds making it into college.

The Foundation has awarded $672,000 in scholarships to 219 students/athletes from 33 different high schools since its inception in 1993.

Josh Anderson was a 1991 graduate of Reno High School. He played baseball at Reno National Little League, Reno West Babe Ruth, Reno High School, Reno Knights American Legion and DeAnza College in Cupertino, California. Anderson died on June 25, 1992, of Sudden Death Syndrome shortly after pitching in the University of Nevada, Reno summer baseball tournament.

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