By Audrae Coury Gallatin Canyon Women’s Club

BIG SKY – The Gallatin Canyon Women’s Club Scholarship Committee has selected three area high school seniors as its 2012 scholarship recipients. The recipients are Grace Anne Ganoom, John Christopher Goode and Mishael Garz, all of whom are Ophir graduates. They’ll be able to use the awards for study in post-secondary education programs for the 2012/13 school year.

Ganoom, daughter of Marla and Mark Ganoom of Big Sky, received a $1,500 scholarship. She has been accepted at Montana State University where she plans to pursue a degree in Mathematics Education.

Goode, son of J. Mark and Marie Goode of Big Sky, has also been awarded $1,500. This fall he will enter Carnegie Mellon University’s Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Penn. to study engineering.

Because the GCWC scholarship preference is given to families who continue to live in the greater Gallatin Canyon area, Garz, who has been living and attending high school in Idaho, will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She will use the award for her pre-medical studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Garz is the daughter of Tawnya Garz-Brewer and Tracy Brewer of Ashton, Idaho.

The GCWC Scholarship Fund was started in 1977 to commemorate the club’s 50th anniversary. Since then, 50 students have benefited from the fund in varying amounts. Scholarships are available to graduates of Ophir School.