A Valley High graduate and North Las Vegas resident was honored Wednesday by the city with a college scholarship.
Nika Sewell earned the Nevada League of Cities Youth Scholarship worth $1,000 for her academic achievement and community volunteerism. This is the second consecutive year the scholarship went to a North Las Vegas resident.
Sewell, 18, is a recent graduate of Valley High School in the International Baccalaureate Magnet Program. She was a flutist in the marching band and advanced concert band. She volunteered with 10 community service organizations, including the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center, Valley Hospital and the Walker African-American Museum. Sewell also organized a church teddy bear drive that benefitted nursing home residents and children’s hospitals.