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By Special to the Monitor

This year’s recipient of the Joel Prichard Memorial Scholarship is Gina Stroud.

Stroud maintains a higher than 4.0 GPA and scored high on the ACT exam. She serves as a lawyer and a judge for Teen Court and is a member of the Truancy Panel. She is also captain of the speech and debate team, a member of the Natural Helpers and a member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership.

Stroud’s athletic endeavors include three years of both varsity soccer and varsity tennis. She has also worked as a lifeguard, swimming instructor and soccer referee. Stroud is also active in her church, having served as a Vacation Bible School teacher, usher and altar server, and has participated in missions work at an orphanage in Honduras as well as in disadvantaged areas in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Joel Prichard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 to reward Los Alamos students who have reflected excellence in academics, athletics, music, work, character and church participation. Prichard graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1998. He was a strong student, lettered in football, basketball and baseball, enjoyed playing Rachmaninoff on the piano, was active in his church and other Christian organizations and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in NIS-9. At the time of his death, he was a junior at Colorado School of Mines where he was majoring in computer science and was a member of the ski team and the NCAA championship rugby team.