Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hispano scholarships top $40,000.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Charlotte Balcomb Lane Journal Staff Writer

* Chamber honors 32 students at its 16th education awards

Saying education is the basis for all human progress, Amber Shipp, a senior at Del Norte High School, accepted the Oscar Barajas Memorial scholarship Wednesday during the 16th annual Education Excellence Awards at the Sheraton Old Town.

Shipp received a $4,000 scholarship named in honor of an Albuquerque community leader who was killed in 1987 while trying to thwart a hotel robbery.

Shipp was one of 30 Albuquerque high school students and 18 middle school students honored by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Two college students, Sarah Velarde and Sharon Silva, received a continuation of their previous scholarships.

Business and chamber leaders gave more than $40,000 in scholarships. …

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