Tonto Basin Firefighter’S Association Awards Scholarship

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Tonto Basin firefighter Captain Jarrett Cline announced the winner of the Kelly Memorial Scholarship Wednesday night at the eighth grade graduation ceremony at Tonto Basin Elementary School.

Jody Hill won a new laptop computer for her essay, “Why Graduating From High School Is Important To Me.”

The scholarship was created in memory of Captain Butch Kelly, who passed away earlier this year. Kelly was instrumental in providing guidance and leadership to many of the area youth. He developed and ran a fire cadet program for many years.

“Butch gave us the tools to help us be a success in life. The association wanted to provide a way to pass that on,” said Cline.

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