The scholarship program is a unique legacy for our class. The idea for the scholarship surfaced after the 25th reunion at the Sparks Nugget in 1987. The idea was to create a yearly scholarship for SHS grads and give back to the community which contributed to our successes in life

The exact details have been lost, but a scholarship fund was established. A committee of volunteers has continued to work toward the ultimate goal of creating a perpetual scholarship to Sparks High School students.

That fund, along with donations from our classmates, has resulted in the awarding of over $17,000 in scholarship monies. Currently, the scholarship value is $2500. With your help we can continue doing this. If you would like to contribute to this fund make your check payable to "Sparks High School Class of '62 Scholarship Fund". Send care of:


                        Frank Kinnell

                        5902 Indus Dr.

                        Reno, NV 89502

2012 Recipient

  Emma Clune


She was student body president, national honor society, participated in volleyball, basketball and softball, she currently is a member of future scholars at UNR.

We wish Emma great success and happiness.


  LIST OF Recipients


       YEAR             RECIPIENT                       YEAR             RECIPIENT


                                          1988                Michelle Bellinger                                 2000                Ryan A. Mot

                                          1989                Jennifer Blain                                         2001                Candice Roundy

                                          1990                Karen Buarte                                         2002                Neva Anne Heaston

                                          1991                Stephen A. Mills                                   2003                Heidi Moss

                                          1992                Roy Neilson                                           2004                Stephanie Benson

                                          1993                Aunetta M. Roach                                2005                Colleen Osbourne

                                          1994                Joseph Squier                                        2006                Permjett Singh

                                          1995                Jose Leal-Alcantar                                2007                Amanda Price

                                          1996                Heather K. Byland                                2008                Rhonda Navarro

                                          1997                Rebecca A. Going                                 2009                Oscar Agulara

                                          1998                Hillary F. Peters                                     2010                Alyssa Addington

                                          1999                Jamon M. Andelin                                2011                Al Shugar

                                                                                                                                   2012                Emma Clune  

                                                                                                                                   2013               Cassandra Grimm