Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park announces scholarship winners |

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park announces scholarship winners

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Sharon Yoast/Special to the Post IndependentThe first winners of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park employees scholarship are Kelly Mugford, left, and Jenna Withee, with owner Steve Beckley.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is pleased to announce the first two winners of the Glenwood Caverns “Begin a New Adventure” Scholarship for its employees. This year’s winners, Kelly Mugford and Jenna Withee, are being recognized for their commitment to the park and its mission: making people smile. Each is receiving a $1,000 scholarship.

“We have been fortunate over the years to have had so many dedicated employees,” explained Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife, Jeanne. “Kelly and Jenna are both perfect examples of why we established this scholarship program: to reward outstanding employees and encourage them to come back year after year.”

Mugford, who worked summers at the park from 2006-08 as an assistant manager in both the gift shop and the restaurant, will be a senior at Mesa State College this fall. She is pursuing a business degree. Withee has been working summers at the park since 2007 and is currently a tour guide. She will be a junior at Colorado State University this fall. She is majoring in biology and hopes to become an occupational therapist. Both graduated from Rifle High School.

Each year, to support its employees’ interest in furthering their education, the park grants two $1,000 scholarships to students in pursuit of post-high school education. To be eligible, the applicant must have worked at the park at least 200 hours during the previous calendar year. For example, to be eligible for next year’s Glenwood Caverns “Begin a New Adventure” Scholarship, an employee must have worked at the park for at least 200 hours during 2009. The scholarships are granted based on merit, with consideration given for number of years of employment with the park.

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