Marcelle Cruzado will attend UNLV in the Fall, and plans to pursue a degree in Business. Cruzado was awarded the Bank of Nevada Forward Together Scholarship on May 18, 2016, during the Public Education Foundation Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Cruzado was one of 34 applicants who applied for the Bank of Nevada scholarship, which is awarded annually to a senior at Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA).
The $3,000 scholarship is awarded based on academic skill, grade point average, community service and essay.
While at SWCTA, Cruzado was enrolled in the Hospitality program and maintained a 3.88 cumulative GPA. She held the position of SWCTA DECA Historian her sophomore year and SWCTA DECA Vice President her junior year. As a junior, she was elected DECA Vice President of Southern Nevada, just recently completing her term in February of 2016.