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NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

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The NSA John Rodda Youth Scholarship Program offers two awards totaling $3,500 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in Clark County, Nevada who are graduating from high school and going on to higher education. The first place winner from the NSA program is automatically considered for the national ESA Youth Scholarship Program with awards totaling $10,000. These programs reward students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school.

Check back here in January 2018 for the 2018 Youth Scholarship Application.

The NSA Youth Scholarship was re-named the NSA John Rodda Memorial Scholarship in 2016 to honor of John Rodda, NSA Associate Director from 2013 to 2014, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2015. The re-naming of our annual Scholarship Program is to honor John's enthusiasm for and dedication to the security industry, this association and in particular to the Youth Scholarship program.

"I have now attended all of your ISC meetings from when you proposed and then founded NSA. It has been a great evolution to witness. I can tell you, that as a father, the scholarship presentations are my favorite highlight as we see just how many truly gifted young people we have in this country." - Ron Walters, Director of SIAC (Security Industry Alarm Coalition)


"... as a Co-Founder of the ESA Youth Scholarship Fund, I was proud to attend the Nevada Fire and Burglar Alarm Association's first Scholarship Awards presentation in Las Vegas during the ISC. You did a wonderful job in your organization of the presentation not to mention the wonderful choice of the two recipients, Karli and Skylar. The pictures in the "CAA Mirror" were outstanding! Congratulations to Howard Wulforst, John Perdichizzi and the entire Nevada Association on your achievement of this milestone which furthers our industry's commitment to education." - Donna Soloway, National Youth Scholarship founder

2017 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

2017 First Place Scholarship Winner Diego LaRochelle of Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Diego is the child of LVMPD Captain James LaRochelle.

2017 Second Place Scholarship Winner Alea Lehr of Boulder City High School. Alea is the daughter of Henderson Fire Engineer Torii Lehr.

2017 Scholarship winners L to R: Front Row: 2017 Scholarship Second Winner Alea Lehr of Boulder City High School, National Scholarship Founder Donna Soloway, 2017 Scholarship First Winner Diego LaRochelle of Las Vegas Arts Academy. Back Row L to R: NSA Sgt-At-Arms Alan Reza, NSA Secretary Robert Sulliman, NSA Past-President Greg Simmons, NSA President Jon Perry, NSA VP Manuel Robles, NSA Associate Director John Miller, NSA Treasurer John Perdichizzi.

2016 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

First Place NSA 2016 Scholarship winner Ashley Keaton of Faith Lutheran High School. Ashley is the daughter of Las Vegas Fire Rescue Firefighter Bradley Keaton.

Second Place NSA 2016 Scholarship winner Kassidy Whetstone of Southeast Career Technical Academy. Kassidy is the daughter of LVMPD Officer Darrin Whetstone.

2016 Scholarship winners L to R: NSA Associate Director John Miller, NSA Pres. Greg Simmons, 2016 2nd Scholarship winner Kassidy Whetstone of Southeast Career & Technical Academy, 2016 1st scholarship winner Ashley Keaton of Faith Lutheran High School, NSA VP Jon Perry, NSA Treasurer John Perdichizzi.

NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2015

First Place NSA 2015 Scholarship winner Tahnee German of Moapa Valley High School. Tahnee is the daughter of Clark County FD Fire Captain Glenn German.

Second Place NSA 2015 Scholarship winner Morgan Meyer of Basic High School. Morgan is the daughter of Las Vegas Metro PD Sgt. Bryan Meyer.

2015 1st Place Winner
Front row: Clark County Fire Captain Glenn German, 1st Place scholarship winner Tahnee German, Las Vegas Security ChiefŐs President Jason Hudson, 2nd place scholarship winner Morgan Meyer, LVMPD Sgt. Bryan Meyer. Back row: NSA President Greg Simmons, NSA Vice President Jon Perry.

NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2014

2014 Winner
First Place NSA 2014 Scholarship winner Quinntana Reid of Silverado High School. Quinntana is the daughter of Clark County FD Fire Engineer Brad Reid. Quinntana is also 4th place winner of ESA's 2014 national Scholarship Program.
2014 second place
Second Place NSA 2014 Scholarship winner Nicholas Meyer of Silverado High School. Nicholas is the son of Firefighter Joseph Meyer of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.

NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2013

2013 Winner
First Place 2013 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Mekell Peterson of Foothill High School. Mekell is the daughter of CCFD Fire Engineer Alton Peterson.
2013 second place
Second Place 2013 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Michael Kelso of Boulder City High School. Michael is the son of Clark County Parole Officer Patrick Kelso.

NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2012

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First Place 2012 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Megan Walters of Palo Verde High School. Megan's father is Officer Craig Walters of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.
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Second Place 2012 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner McKenna Murray of Advanced Technologies Academy. McKenna's is the daughter of Firefighter Jeffrey Murray of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

 

NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2011

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First Place 2011 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Skylar Ojeda of Centennial High School. Skylar's parents work for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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Second Place 2011 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Karli Johonnot of Centennial High School. Karli's father is Captain Gerald Johonnot of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.
 

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