April 19, 2024

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

3 Decades Later: The John Crow Memorial Scholarship Becomes The John & Annett Crow Memorial Scholarship

Yerington High Seniors and former Graduates….The John and Annett Crow Memorial Scholarship is open for applicants.  Due May 10th to YHS Counselor’s office or by email to selliott@washoeschools.net.  Applications can be requested by calling 463-6822.  You will need 3 letters of references, transcripts and an essay on how you will use the money for further education.
DATE: _____________________________
NAME: ________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________
PHONE: (HOME) ___________________________________ (WORK)_____________________________
1. Relative of the Crow family YES ( ) NO ( )
If yes, how? ____________________________________________________________________
2. On a separate sheet of paper, please summarize your plans for the use of the scholarship, if received. Include any pertinent information about yourself that might be of interest to the scholarship selection committee. Use general form.
3. Please provide a certified copy of either your high school transcript, if applying as a high school senior or if applying as a graduate, the last school’s transcript attended.
4. Include with completed application form, three letters of recommendation. These should include school administrators, teachers, or other adults in the community who can speak responsibly on your behalf.

A bit about beloved educators and Mason Valley residents Annett and John Crow: “Well-known Yerington educator Annett Louise Crow unexpectedly passed away at her home in Sparks, NV with her daughters by her side on June 6, 2021.  She was 80 years old.

Annett was born in Yerington, NV on March 24, 1941.   She was raised by her parents, Warren and Arena Lewis on the Wichman, Flying M, Lewis and Rafter 7 Ranches where she lived with her brother, Walt Lewis and sister, Arlene Lewis Fredrickson until 1959. She loved ranch life.  Annett worked side by side with all the ranch hands, sometimes the only female.  She loved horses and was a competent rider.  For two summers she served as the Lewis Ranch cook where she fed all the ranch hands.  She made $5.50 a day.

She attended school in Yerington, NV and graduated in 1959 from Yerington High School as class Valedictorian.  She served on many clubs and councils.  She was elected to Girls State. She attended the University of Nevada Reno from 1959-1963 receiving her degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English.  She met her husband Johnnie Crow while attending college.   Johnnie and Annett were married on June 16, 1963 at the Methodist Church in Yerington, NV.

Johnnie and Annett lived in Reno, NV for a few years teaching in the Washoe County School District. They decided to move to Yerington, NV to raise their two daughters, Nanette and Suzanne.  Annett went on to teach for 30 years for the Lyon County School District and finished her career where she built the Adult Education Program for Lyon County School District.  Her 30 years in education has left a lasting impact on many students and adults.”  ~ Published by Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home

John Crow, or “Mr. Crow” to many of us who were  VERY FORTUNATE to be his 6th grade students, passed away in 1991 according to his daughter Nanette Crow Chisum.  The John Crow Memorial Scholarship began 30 years ago, perpetuated by Mr. Crow’s beloved bride, daughters, family, friends, community and former students.

Three decades later in remembrance of two fine human beings who once walked this earth,  the John Crow Memorial Scholarship becomes The John and Annett Crow Memorial Scholarship.