Reno, NV – As summer break nears its end and a new school year awaits, Storey County Professional Fire Fighters presented two scholarships to university-bound students with the organization’s “2015 Scholarship Award.” This education-based donation is part of an annual effort for the firefighters to further education in their community.
Gwyneth Landaburu and Nicole Huffman of Virginia City High School were each presented with a $500 scholarship, which will help with tuition and books when they start college this year. Landaburu plans to attend Boise State University to study biology while Huffman plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno to study nursing. Storey County Fire Department staff personally presented the students with their scholarships (see photos).
Auggie Arroyo of the Storey County Professional Fire Fighters, says, “We are honored to assist local, hardworking students in furthering their education. We would like to congratulate Gwyneth and Nicole on their accomplishments thus far and wish them luck as they enter university.”
About the Storey County Professional Fire Fighters:
The Storey County Professional Fire Fighters Local 4227 serves over 4,000 residents within a 264 square-mile area. Founded in December 2002, the association is comprised of 21 full-time employees who provide fire response, hazard response, advanced life support (ALS), emergency medical services (EMS) and transportation. A primary focus is on structure protection, emergency management systems and wild land. Storey County is unique because it has high-risk and focuses heavily on wild land urban interface and fuel management.