RFSD seniors amass almost $1 million in scholarships
Many of the graduating seniors in the Roaring Fork School District are the proud recipients of thousands of dollars in local, state or college scholarships. RFSD seniors at Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork high schools received almost $1 million in merit-based awards or scholarships as announced during awards nights.High school counselors report that the percentage of RFSD graduating seniors who say they are headed to college remains higher than state and national averages. At Basalt High School, 83 percent of seniors say they are going to college. At Glenwood Springs High School, 91 percent of the seniors who were surveyed plan to pursue college. At Roaring Fork High School, approximately 80 percent of seniors say they are going to college. RFSD graduates attend college everywhere from Arizona to Pennsylvania, Colorado to Virginia.The following is not an all-inclusive list in terms of students, funds or all local scholarships but rather a general highlight of the top scholarships awarded to students at the RFSD high schools. Many more students received scholarships.Congratulations go out to all the hard-working graduating seniors and thanks go to the Roaring Fork Valley community that provides a wide variety of awards and scholarships.Glenwood Springs High SchoolJared Abshire, $14,000 renewable Presidents Scholarship to attend University of Puget SoundChris Benson, $4,000 renewable Waste Management Trash Masters International Scholarship to attend Colorado State UniversityCheree Carver, $13,500 renewable Provost Scholarship to attend University of DenverVeronica De La Torre, $5,500 in Aspen Youth and CMC scholarships to attend Colorado Mountain CollegeMichael Flohr, $2,500 in college scholarships to attend Western State CollegeKelcey Gauthier, $4,500 renewable college scholarship to attend Rocky Mountain College of Art & DesignMorgan Hill, $17,000 renewable DU Award to attend University of DenverLeah Hinkey, full volleyball scholarship to attend University of TennesseeJohn Hoban, $19,000 renewable Hazel Woodruff Memorial Scholarship to attend CU-BoulderMolly Jankovsky, $17,000 renewable Linke Scholarship to attend Colorado CollegeJon Jay, full scholarship, Boettcher Scholar to attend University of DenverAshley Jensen, $11,000 renewable leadership, academic and basketball scholarships to attend Baker University in KansasKatie Jepsen, $6,000 renewable Marmette McBride Memorial Scholarship to attend CU-BoulderMichael Mastroianni, $5,000 Schuss Charitable Trust scholarship to attend CU-Colorado SpringsHansen Nordsiek, $12,000 renewable National Scholars Program to attend Michigan Technological UniversityZac Parsons, $21,000 renewable Christian Leaders & University Scholarship to attend Pepperdine UniversityCassidy Willey, $10,000 renewable L.S. Wood Charitable Trust scholarship to attend CU-BoulderCarolyn Wiltse, $5,000 Schuss Charitable Trust to attend Mesa State CollegeAbrihette Yawa, $36,000 renewable university scholarship to attend Brown UniversityRoaring Fork High School Amy Anderson, $11,375 in local and college scholarships to attend Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMegan Bannon, $4,250 in local and state scholarships to attend Art Institute of ColoradoWhitney Campbell, $10,500 in local and college scholarships to attend Cornell College in IowaLindsay Dudycha, $2,500 in local scholarships to attend University of Northern ColoradoNoe Duran, $6,000 in local scholarships to attend University of Colorado-BoulderHaylee Engstrom, $3,700 in local and college scholarships to attend Fort Lewis CollegeDane Garvik, $9,800 in local and college scholarships to attend Lees McRae CollegeMarcia Hernandez, $4,400 Alpine Bank scholarship to attend Colorado Mountain CollegeA. J. Joiner, $4,000 Trashmasters scholarship to attend South Mountain Junior CollegeDanika Krajcar, $2,000 in local scholarships to attend UNCMary Cruz Meraz, $2,000 in local and state scholarships to attend CMCParker Nieslanik, $10,250 in local and college scholarships to attend Hastings CollegeRicardo Porras, $4,200 in regional scholarships to attend CMCTheo Pulver, $14,500 in local and university scholarships to attend Seattle Pacific Jessica Smeins, $3,200 in local scholarships to attend Colorado State UniversityCollin Stewart, $16,920 in local and college scholarships to attend Whitworth College in WashingtonCamille Vogt, $6,000 in Schuss Charitable Trust and college scholarships to attend CSULaura Wright, $24,500 in local and university scholarships to attend Seattle Pacific UniversityBasalt High SchoolZachary Baker, $4,000 Aspen Elks scholarship to attend Colorado State UniversityZane Bloomer, $3,500 in local scholarships to attend Orange Coast Community CollegeAllison Brumet, $6,500 in scholarships to attend CSUSergio Carrasco, $7,000 in local scholarships to attend Colorado Mountain CollegeCarli Chagnon, $3,000 Aspen Board of Realtors scholarship to attend University of Colorado-DenverHeather Conder, $3,000 in local scholarships to attend Mesa State CollegeNicholas del Papa, $4,500 in local scholarships to attend CMCBradley Denton, $7,000 Valley Lumber and $10,000 Schuss Charitable Trust scholarships to attend CSUJohn Donovan, $18,500 university scholarship to attend Lambuth University Darren Duroux, $8,500 in local scholarships to attend CSURiley Eaton, $7,000 in local scholarships to attend CSUYohanna Esquivel, $4,000 Alpine Bank scholarship to attend CMCJaclyn Everett, $14,000 in local scholarships to attend CU-BoulderJohn Paul Fitzpatrick, $10,000 Colorado 500 scholarship to attend CSUBrittany Guglielmo, $40,000 LS Woods and $2,000 local scholarships to attend University of Northern ColoradoMadeline Hoffmann, $15,4000 renewable college and $1,000 local scholarships to attend Roanoke CollegeRobert Jeffery, $5,750 in local scholarships to attend CU-BoulderJacqueline Knous, $14,100 in local scholarships to attend CU-BoulderChristina Mazeika, $10,000 in local and college scholarships to attend to Fort Lewis CollegeStephanie Morley, $8,500 in local scholarships to attend Mesa StateRaquel Ribich, $5,500 in local scholarships to attend CU-BoulderLauren Rinker, $7,000 in local scholarships to attend UNCFelipe Sanchez, $11,000 in local scholarships to attend University of DenverKelley Scrivens, $7,000 in local scholarships to attend Northern Arizona UniversityDarbi Scherer, $3,000 in local scholarships to attend University of the PacificLacey Snyder, $5,000 Aspen Elks scholarships to attend CMCEmily Taets, $5,500 in local and $8,000 renewable in university scholarships to attend University of Denver Jason Troyer, $6,000 in local scholarships to attend Wyoming TechEmmanuel Vargas, $7,500 in local scholarships to attend Mesa StateLaura Wille, $8,000 in local and $10,000 in Schuss Charitable Trust scholarships to attend UNCKate Wilson, $9,000 in local scholarships to attend Washington UniversityJamie Wirkler, $10,000 in local scholarships to attend University of DenverKyle Zajac, $4,000 Aspen Elks scholarship to attend Mesa State
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