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Findlay, Watson receive Lacky scholarships

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Oak Ridge seniors Will Findlay and Megan Watson are two of 49 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/California School Employees Association Scholarship for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years in high school. Findlay was one of four male athletes to earn a $1,000 scholarship, while Watson was one of 20 female athletes to earn a $600 scholarship. The award, honoring former section and state CIF President, A. Dale Lacky, recognizes the top male and female student-athletes within the section. The scholarship committee has selected four male and four female students as the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship. The remaining nominees are awarded a $600 scholarship from the section. Findlay has played basketball and high jumped for the track and field team for all four years at Oak Ridge. In basketball, he’s been named all-league twice and he made four all-tournament teams. He set the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II meet record his junior year, clearing 6-foot-8. He’s a member of the Interact Club and the National Honor Society. He volunteers as a camp counselor for the Oak Ridge basketball camp, Walk for Education and the Pancake Cook-off. He’s an AP scholar with honors. Findlay has a 4.26 GPA, which ranks him 11th out of a class of more than 500 students. Findlay has future plans of being an engineer. Watson is in her fourth of year playing on the Oak Ridge softball team that has won four-straight section titles, and also played basketball her freshman and sophomore years. In the fall, she spends her time on the football sidelines, as she served all four years as the football team’s administrative assistant. She also won the President’s Volunteer Service award and the Leadership for Service award after compiling more than 100 hours of service with youth softball clinics, school charity work and fundraising. She was her school’s representative at California Girls State and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Watson carries a 4.21 GPA, which ranks her 15th in her class. She hopes to eventually become a teacher or work in athletic administration.