By Jess Sullivan
With the Class of 2016 preparing to take its turn in the annual rite of passage, the Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation hosted some of the most successful students by handing out more than $140,000 in future college cash.
More than 100 of the soon-to-be graduates and their families convened Monday night at the Fairfield Community Center to get scholarships and handshakes for their hard work, perseverance and accomplishments.
A packed crowd applauded and some laughed as Vanden senior Tyler Miles was handed one scholarship on the stage before having to dash off the stage, around the large hall just in time to retake the stage to gather up a second scholarship. Miles, who is headed off to California State University, Sacramento this fall, pocketed two $1,000 scholarships.