The Las Vegas Police Protective Association is proud to announce the recipients of our first annual LVPPA scholarship awards. The inaugural winners were Eliana Rebecca Morgenstern, daughter of Detective Kevin Morgenstern, and Hailey D’Angelo, daughter of Officer Vince D’Angelo and Corrections Lieutenant Kimberly Brodeur.
The winners were announced and formally recognized at the general membership meeting held on September 5 at the LVPPA headquarters. President Steve Grammas, along with the Executive Board and the Board of Directors, presented both recipients with their scholarship awards as LVPPA members in attendance looked on. Hailey’s father, Vince, accepted her award on her behalf as she is attending school at Ottawa University in Arizona. Eliana, who is staying in Las Vegas to attend UNLV, was present to accept her award. All candidates were required to submit an essay, and the Board was extremely impressed with the writing ability and the passion that each candidate demonstrated with their words.
To the LVPPA, this scholarship represents an investment in the future and is a way of acknowledging the hard work of these fine young adults. Both of these young ladies have basically grown up on this Department; they have supported and admired the hard work of their parents, and it shows in their maturity and desire to further their education. We are extremely proud to have such fine representatives of the LVPPA, and we would also like to thank the parents for raising such great young people. Eliana and Hailey are shining examples of what our future leaders and the next generation has to offer. Both recipients received $5,000 scholarships. We at the LVPPA are proud to have a hand in their future.