Florence Copper Awards $2,000 In Scholarships To Florence High School Seniors

May 16th, 2017


Florence, Ariz. (May 16, 2017) – Florence Copper Inc. awarded $2,000 in scholarships to Florence High School seniors at the school’s awards ceremony on May 16, 2017. Rebecca Rios, Florence Copper’s senior government and community affairs advisor, and Stacy Gramazio, Florence Copper’s manager of communications and public affairs, presented the scholarships that evening. This completes Florence Copper’s 7th year of the Creating Opportunities Scholarship Program. Students were asked to submit videos on “How Copper Plays a Role in Your Everyday Life” in addition to other requirements. The winning videos are available on the Florence Copper YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/florencecopper. Each scholarship winner was awarded $1,000 to use at an accredited college or university.

Florence High School Recipients

Keith James Kinney Keith “KJ” plans to attend Arizona State University and study business. Keith is an actor who has performed in many school plays at Florence High School. He also was vice president of the school chess team, and is graduating with high honors.
Kamille Green Kamille plans to attend Arizona State University and study robotics engineering. She has been an active leader at her school, participating in volleyball as team captain, the National Honor Society as its vice president, and Link Crew. Kamille also served as a volunteer for many local nonprofits including Compassion Queen Creek.

“We continue to be impressed by the talented, young graduates we discover in Florence,” said Stacy Gramazio, manager of communications & public affairs at Florence Copper Inc. “We sincerely congratulate the recipients and thank them for putting in such creativity and effort to their application videos.” Stacy Gramazio is available for interviews about the Creating Opportunities Scholarship Program, its history, and the selection process for 2017 by calling (520) 374-3984.


Florence Copper Inc. is proposing to develop an in-situ copper recovery project in Florence, Arizona. Not a mine in the traditional sense, Florence Copper will use a water-based solution to dissolve and recover copper minerals from a deposit more than 400 feet below ground. The project, which is in the final stage of permitting an initial test facility, offers a unique opportunity to generate economic benefit while at the same time protecting important resources. More information about the project is available at www.florencecopper.com.