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Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship
Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship

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.

Sewell plans to pursue a career in the medical field. She will attend Howard University this fall. In addition to the Nevada League of Cities scholarship, Sewell received eight other scholarships, including from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.