El Centro's William Amidon Jr., a recent graduate of Southwest High School, was awarded the Lamar Corp.'s president's scholarship Aug. 15 at the Lamar office in Yuma.
A 3.69 grade-point average and extracurricular involvement in football, wrestling, swimming, 4-H, church youth group and the Campus Life club earned Amidon the scholarship.
He plans to attend University of California, Davis in the fall to major in either law or engineering.
He hopes to continue to meet his definition of a "good student: one who is involved in schoolwork and extracurricular activities, excelling in both while still keeping a balance at all times by being a successful member of society and helping the community," a press release states.
The scholarship consists of a $1,000 award per semester for up to 10 semesters.
The program was instituted in 1995 for the children of Lamar employees throughout the United States. Amidon's father, William Amidon Sr., is a sales account executive in Lamar's Yuma office.