The Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers were particularly generous this year, awarding $6,000 in scholarships to Delta County senior high school students, following a vote at a recent volunteers general meeting to add $2,000 for additional well-qualified scholarship applicants.
This year, scholarship recipients each receiving $1,000 scholarships are:
Stephanie Jimenez, Delta High School, who is interested in becoming a nurse practitioner. She will attend Colorado Mesa University.
Jamie Sutliff, Delta High School, who is interested in becoming a physician's assistant. She will attend the University of Colorado Denver.
Amber Rose Jenkins, Cedaredge High School, who is interested in becoming a physician. She will attend Colorado State University.
Joanna Smail, Cedaredge High School, who is interested in becoming a registered nurse. She will attend Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.
Patience Davis, Paonia High School, who is interested in becoming an anesthesiologist. She will attend Fort Lewis College.
Nathaniel Gomez, Paonia High School, who is interested in becoming a radiology technician. He will attend Colorado Mesa University.
Each year for the past nine years, the hospital volunteers have given out $4,000 in scholarships to deserving Delta County senior high school students advancing their education in some type of health-related major.
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.