For four years, the Town of Hotchkiss has awarded $500 scholarships to one male and one female graduating from Hotchkiss High School. The award recognizes students who demonstrate community spirit and volunteerism within the community.
This year's recipients were Morgan Miller and Sam Rodriguez. The scholarships were presented during the March 8 town council meeting, which was held at Hotchkiss High School.
Morgan Miller, the daughter of Chuck and Amy Miller, plans to attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, to major in agricultural communications and pre-law.
Sam Rodriguez, the son of Paul and Anna Rodriguez, plans to major in economics or premed at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Both have volunteered extensively in the school and community.
They expressed appreciation for the town of Hotchkiss, the school, their neighbors and friends, for giving them values they'll take with them throughout life.
"The Town of Hotchkiss is proud of all Hotchkiss High School students," said Mayor Wendell Koontz. "It was an extra hard choice between all applicants this year!"
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.