Brittany Brillon of Salmon, Idaho granddaughter of Vivia Enneking, Cottonwood, graduated May 29, 2009 at Salmon High School. She graduated with eighty-six other students and was the Valedictorian. Some of her accomplishments over the past four years that attributed to her receiving the honor were her involvement in the school and community.
She maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and took all upper level classes at her school such as AP and Honors in English, Pre-Calculus, calculus, Physics, Genetics and Chemistry.
Along with her accomplishments in the classroom, Brittany participated in volleyball, basketball and track. She lettered in all three sports three or more years. She has been a part of Salmon High School Student Council three years and held the offices of Sophomore class President, Student Body Business Manager and for her senior year she was Student Body President.
Brittany has been an active member in Teens against Tobacco Use, Idaho drug Free Youth, National Honor Society, FFA, and Adult Youth Alliance. She has also been able to travel to New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Mexico, England, Ireland, Wales, Italy and France with the school’s travel club over her high school career. She was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership in Washington D.C.
Brittany spent eighteen days in Australia for an organization called People to People Student Ambassadors, set up by President Dwight Eisenhower to promote good relations and peace between the nations. She was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary as Lemhi County’s first Delegate to go to Girls’ State and she was also selected by the Salmon Rotary to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Twin Falls last summer.
In her local community she received a grand total of over $4,000 in local scholarships that she applied for. For being selected as Valedictorian the Salmon education Fund gave her $500. The Salmon rotary awarded Brittany $300. An anonymous donor gave her a scholarship of $350 for outstanding achievement in the field of Physics. She received the Jeff Allen Memorial Scholarship to Boise State University worth $750. $1,000 was awarded to her from the Salmon Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management scholarship as the recipient of the Jackie Caravano Memorial Scholarship. The Salmon Elks gave Brittany the biggest local scholarship offered which was worth $1,500.
She has been accepted to Boise State University for the following year and is entering the Athletic Training program. She hopes to double major in Athletic training and Secondary Education. Once she has completed four years with Boise State University she would like to attend a graduate school for Physical Therapy.
Along with the local scholarships, Boise State University has offered her the Dean’s Scholarship, and they also awarded her the Dufresne Benefactor Scholarship worth $1,000. The state of Idaho gave her a scholarship called the Robert R. Lee Promise Scholarship worth $500.
Those attending the graduation were: Vivia Enneking, Connie Enneking, Joan and Ken Storey and children, Pat and Lannette Enneking and daughter Jennifer and Mr. And Mrs. Mike Seubert of Spokane.