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Alpine Bank awards scholarships

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Two renewable J. Robert Young Scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to 2013 high school graduates. This year’s recipients are Alexander Jaycox of Basalt High School and Taylor Poudrier of Fruita Monument High School.

Jaycox plans to major in business with an emphasis in business sports at the University of Colorado beginning this fall. Throughout high school, Alex coached youth soccer and basketball and overcame various injuries and obstacles — experiences that will serve him well in his future career.



Poudrier will attend Colorado Mesa University this fall and work toward a degree in accounting with a minor in business management. After graduation, she plans to enroll in a Masters of Public Administration program and use her business degree in the public sector.

The J. Robert Young Scholarship was established in 2008 by Alpine Bank employees and an executive committee to honor founder and Chairman, J. Robert (Bob) Young, for the bank’s 35th anniversary. Scholarships are designated for graduates of public high schools in areas served by Alpine Bank. They are based on financial need and are awarded to students seeking a business-related degree, who have maintained a 2.75 GPA or above, and plan to attend a college in Colorado.



Niki Burns makes dean’s lists at Colorado Mesa

Niki Burns, a 2011 graduate of Roaring Fork High School, has been named to the dean’s list for her sophomore fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Todd Scott graduates Arizona State with construction management degree

Todd Scott graduated from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe with a bachelor’s degree in construction management on May 9, 2013. Todd was on the dean’s list all four years that he attended school there. He was on the Wake Devils wakeboard team and the ASU Construction Design and Build Team. Todd is employed as a construction manager for McCarthy Construction in Tempe where he resides. Proud parents are Clark and Tina Scott of New Castle, and grandparents are Robert and Mary Whittington and Duane Scott, all of Rifle.


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