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The ninth annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration was held May 24. The event was held in the high school gym for the first time due to the overflow attendance of nearly 500 people. More than $196,000 in local scholarships were awarded to 55 members of the Wyoming Area Class of 2018. This year, 11 new scholarships were added. Because of the generosity of the Wyoming Area community, this award program continues to grow. Scholarships are offered by families, individuals, Wyoming Area graduating classes, civic organizations, businesses, school groups and faculty. There are memorials for community members who have died, which are funded by their families, friends or organizations to which they belonged. Among the 11 new scholarships presented this year was the Wyoming Area Class of 2017 Gives Back Scholarship, which was presented to Amber Rought and Erica Gallagher. First row, from left, are Mike Gallagher, Lori Gallagher, Jeanne Rought and Todd Rought. Second row: Jessica Speicher, Lexie Crossley, Erica Gallagher, Mike Bonita, Amber Rought, Madison Mulhern and Eric Speicher.