March 07, 2008

Crapo Honors Tribute To Iraq Vets And 9/11

Also presents Hispanic scholarship, Spirit of Idaho on Saturday

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor a Pocatello middle school student Saturday with the Spirit of Idaho Award relating to her tribute to fallen Iraqi veterans Nick Gummersall and Blake Stephens. Crapo will join with family members of the servicemen to present the award to 13-year old Brontee Dominique Sherer, who organized an event called "Spice Up The Night." The event, which was held last September 11th, honored the service of Sgt. Gummersall and Sgt. Stephens, both of Pocatello, and provided a remembrance tribute for the community about the 9/11 tragedy.

Crapo will also present an IMAGE of Southwest Idaho scholarship to Rexburg native Neida Mendoza, a student at Idaho State University, during a reception hosted by IMAGE of Southeast Idaho and the Hispanic Awareness and Leadership Organization. IMAGE raises funding and awards scholarships for students who contribute and provide service to the Hispanic community. The Pocatello-based organization has donated $27,000 to students since 1994.

Later in the day, Crapo will travel to Malad to present a Spirit of Idaho Award to Scott Danielson, past president of the Malad Valley Theater Guild/The Iron Door Playhouse. Through his behind-the-scenes activities, Danielson has helped hundreds of students gain an appreciation for the arts and theater, and volunteering for the community.

Saturday, March 8th:
12:00 Noon Pocatello Participates in ribbon-cutting ceremony and drawing opening festivities for the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo. At the Park Ridge Mall Center Court, 4155 Yellowstone Highway.

12:30 p.m. Pocatello Presents Spirit of Idaho Award to Brontee Dominique Sherer. At the Park Ridge Mall Center Court.

3:00 p.m. Pocatello Presents $500 IMAGE of Southeast Idaho scholarship to ISU student Neida Mendoza of Rexburg. At the IMAGE of Southeast Idaho and Hispanic Awareness and Leadership Organization event, Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building Heritage Room, 921 South 8th Avenue.

5:30 p.m. Malad Presents Spirit of Idaho Award to Scott Danielson. At the Malad Valley Theater's Iron Door Playhouse, 59 North Main Street.

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