FRUITLAND — The Fruitland Education Association held a small ceremony in the Fruitland High School Library Wednesday afternoon to honor its picks for 2021 Educator of the Year and 2021 Friend of Education. There, before a small gathering of teachers, parents and students, the association also presented two scholarships it offered to graduating seniors of the Fruitland High class of 2021.
The ceremony was conducted by association co-president Joel Williams, with treasurer Heather Beutler presenting scholarships. The winners for 2021 are seniors Rylee Black and Mikayla Williams.
“Last year because of, as everyone knows, COVID, we had some extra funds and we couldn’t decide on the scholarship committee” who to give one award to, said Beutler. “But I’m really excited, because I know both of these girls really well and … I know they’re gonna go really far in life.”
Beutler recalled holding Black when she was a baby.