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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduates recently were awarded $5,000 each for the Clyde Riggs Life is Great Scholarship.

Scholarship winners were: Sarahi Garcia-Acosta, class of 2012; Rachel Newman, class of 2018; and Wendy Wilkinson, class of 2017. A total of 11 Harding Charter Prep alumni applied for the scholarship, and the winners were announced at the All-School Reunion held at Harding Charter Prep’s new location Media Center.

Acosta is studying elementary education at the University of Central Oklahoma; Newman is a sophomore at Georgetown University studying global health; and Wilkinson is pursuing a double major in management information systems and supply chain management at the University of Oklahoma.

The scholarship is given to honor the life of community leader Clyde Riggs, who died in a bicycle accident in 2010. It is awarded to college-level sophomores and above to help ease the financial burden of higher education. Applicants must be a Harding Charter Prep alum.

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