The Fellows Club of Oroville will be sponsoring its 51st annual Top Ten Scholastic Achievement Awards Night on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the State Theatre in Historic Downtown Oroville. The event is free and open to the public.
One hundred six students from Las Plumas, Oroville, and Prospect High Schools will be publicly honored for their outstanding academic achievement. The top ten seniors from LPHS and OHS and the top two seniors from PHS will each receive a $400 scholarship.
The Fellows Club is the oldest lunch club in Oroville, dating back to 1922, when ten local businessmen decided to meet weekly for lunch. The lunch tradition is firmly in place today with the Top Ten event being the clubs’ main public endeavor.
The Top Ten dates back to 1967, when the first event was a dinner hosted by the Fellows Club at LPHS. The event remained a dinner until 2000, when it was moved to the State Theatre and remains in the current format of strictly an awards night to honor local students for their high academic achievement.
Keynote speakers for this years’ event are Jennifer Ferland-Zmac, an OHS Top Ten student in 2002, her brother, Andrew Ferland, OHS Top Ten student in 2006, and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.