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Makayzia Counts

Makayzia Counts graduates from Western State Colorado University

Makayzia Counts, a graduate of Rifle High school class of 2013, graduated from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison on May 6, 2017. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government with an emphasis in pre-law, and minors in psychology and business. Makayzia will continue her graduate studies at Washburn University School of Law In Topeka, Kansas, where she was offered a scholarship.

Makayzia has overcome and continues to manage many health issues over the years. She stays strong and determined to achieve her goals of becoming a lawyer and ultimately a judge.



Mackenzie Ventrello awarded Garfield County Farm Bureau $1,000 scholarship

The winner of the Garfield County Farm Bureau 2017 $1,000 scholarship is Mackenzie Ventrello of Rifle. Mackenzie is graduating from Rifle High School.



Each year the Garfield County Farm Bureau awards a scholarship to a Garfield County student that is pursuing an education that will help them to make a difference in agriculture. Mackenzie is planning on attending the University of Wyoming to study ag business and pre veterinary medicine. She has been an active 4-H member ans Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Queen, has lettered in sports and academics throughout her high school years, and has been a positive citizen in her community. She hopes to increase her education in the agricultural industry and to help teach others about the importance of agriculture.

The Garfield County Farm Bureau congratulates Makenzie on a positive high school career and wishes her a very successful future.


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