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Esquibel, Avery and Schibi win scholarships Rifle High School graduate Kristina Esquibel has accepted a full-ride First Generation Scholarship to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango next fall. Esquibel is president of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and a Links leader. She has received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award and Spanish Student of the Year Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who. An Honor Roll student, Esquibel was a member of Honor Band and earned letters in band and academics.She is the daughter of Kathy and Victor Esquibel of Rifle. Consideration is given to Colorado residents who are first-generation college students and demonstrate financial need.Roaring Fork High School graduate Laura Avery has accepted a Leadership Scholarship to attend Fort Lewis next fall.Avery is active with peer counseling. She is the daughter of Beverley and Steve Avery of Carbondale. Leadership Scholarship recipients will receive one year’s in-state tuition. Colorado residents who are first-time freshmen and club or class officers are eligible.Rifle High School graduate Emily Schibi has accepted a Dean’s Scholarship to attend Fort Lewis next fall. Schibi is the daughter of Fred and Kristi Schibi of Rifle. Neighborliness alive and well in Rifle One of our reporters, Carrie Click Kallstrom, and her husband, Erik, recently received a beyond-the-call-of-duty envelope in their mailbox. The envelope, typed on a typewriter, was addressed to “Mr. & Mrs. Erik Kallstrom,” with no return address. Inside it contained a postcard from Italy sent by the Kallstroms’ niece, Juliette, 6, who was vacationing in Pisa with her parents, Cathy and Bernard Moffroid. Carrie’s sister Cathy had lost her address book on vacation, and so had addressed the postcard with very little information: “C2K & EK, Highway 13, Rifle, CO, USA.” A note included in the envelope, also typed on a typewriter said, “The post office sent this card to me by mistake, and after looking through the telephone book, I think it probably should have been sent to you.” The note was unsigned.This means that instead of just tossing the postcard, the Kallstroms’ envelope-sender looked through hundreds of Ks to locate Juliette’s aunt and uncle, not even knowing their last name, and not even expecting a thank-you. That’s the kind of neighbor everybody wants. Kind of makes you believe that those letters to Santa sent to “The North Pole” really do make it after all!Gray graduatesKelly Jo Gray, of Eagle, was among the 512 students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the May 10 commencement.


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