Area scholarships awarded |

Area scholarships awarded

From left, Bea Ann McGruder, of Rifle, her son, Tory, and Rifle Police Det. John Miller, who presented Tory McGruder with the inaugural scholarship named after Miller’s late son, Huck.
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Huck Miller scholarship awarded

The Rifle Police Department has named Tory McGruder, a Rifle student, as the first annual Huck Miller Scholarship recipient.

McGruder will use the $1,000 scholarship to attend Extreme Sports Camp, which serves people with autism through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance health, abilities, personal growth and social engagement.

The scholarship was established in 2013, in memory of the late Huck Miller. Huck was born Oct. 11, 2012, with full trisomy 18. While most children born with this have a life expectancy of a few weeks, Huck lived past his fifth month, and was an inspiration to his family and friends. His family established the scholarship to honor Huck and the challenges many young people face.

Realtors scholarships named

The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 2014 graduates from area high schools: Coal Ridge, Jennifer Garcia Esquevel; Grand Valley, Miguel Valles Castro, Desiree’ Smith ($500) and Ashlynn Speakman; Rifle, Karen Garcia.

SGM scholarship awarded

Erin Schuckers, a recent graduate of Grand Valley High School, was awarded a $1,000 Steve Westhoff Scholarship by SGM, a local civil engineering and survey company. He will be entering Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs to study environmental science in the fall.

Rifle resident makes dean’s list

HEMPSTEAD, NY – Celsea Clingan of Rifle, a senior majoring in exercise science, earned a spot on the dean’s list at Hofstra University for the spring 2014 semester. Hofstra University is a nationally-ranked, private university located 25 miles from New York City.

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