Nevada Union High School class of 2013 graduates Erica Granholm, Shauna Fassino and Dominica “Demi” Seghezzi are this year’s recipients of the Barbara Schmidt Millar Memorial Scholarship. Each of these young ladies were awarded a one-time $3,000 scholarship.
Granholm will be attending Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Fassino will attend Sonoma State University, and Seghezzi will attend Concordia University in Irvine. All three young ladies plan to major in nursing.
Barbara Schmidt Millar was a western Nevada County resident who died of cancer in 1995 at age 42. She was valedictorian of the Nevada Union class of 1971. Schmidt Millar continued her education to become a nurse and returned to Nevada County to live, raise her family and work.
The Barbara Schmidt Millar “Celebration of Life” Women’s Triathlon is an annual tribute to her memory.
This year’s 19th annual event will be Sept. 15 at Cascade Shores on Scotts Flat Lake. The event raises money to benefit the Barbara Schmidt Millar Memorial Fund of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, which provides free and subsidized mammograms for women who would normally avoid the procedure due to cost. In addition, Barbara’s family awards annual Healthcare Educational Scholarships from triathlon proceeds to graduating young women from Nevada Union High School.
For more information about the event, go to: www.BSMtri.org.