It takes a lot of work to raise the funds for even one scholarship to help a graduating Cedaredge High School senior, and many local clubs and organizations work year round helping in the effort.
For example, last Friday eleven members of the local Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) sorority concluded a lot of planning, cooking, decorating, and other hard work by staging a successful fund-raising event on St. Patrick's Day.
The money raised will go toward providing one, and possibly two scholarships for CHS grads to attend the Delta Montrose Technical College.
But the question is whether there will be a graduate this year with the desire and motivation to apply for the financial help with their education costs.
In years past, scholarship money raised by the ESA event, and by some other local events, has had to go begging for students to apply to receive it.
The St. Patrick's Day luncheon was a big success that filled the Masonic Hall with a lunch time crowd eager to enjoy the ladies' traditional homemade Irish stew, and who were equally eager to help support local youth continue their educations. Take-out business for the meals was booming also as local businesses called orders in for delivery.
It takes a lot of good-hearted effort throughout the entire community on the part of hundreds of people to provide scholarships for local graduates. It's an effort shouldered not only by ESA, but by the other organizations in Surface Creek Valley that plan and work to provide money for our students' further education.blog comments powered by Disqus