For the fourth year, Cedaredge resident Tom Alter has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to each of two Cedaredge High School graduating seniors.
The recipients this year are Tani Zamarripa and Sidney Lynn Navarro.
Applications were reviewed by Alder's neighbors and friends who volunteered to help with the task, Rhoda Carignan and Joan Chambers.
Sidney said that her college goals are to attend the University of Wyoming majoring in agricultural communications and minoring in animal science.
"I want to further my education to make my family proud and continue to be independent and self-reliant," she wrote in her essay. "I want to receive high honors in college, but more importantly strive to increase all my grade point averages."
Tani's academic resume posts a GPA of 3.85 with high marks in all of her science and social studies areas and many extracurricular achievements.
"When I picture my future, I picture myself working hard and helping people. I envision a life of service and of giving others hope when they do not possess any. I want to have a career where I am constantly being challenged, not a job that is terribly monotonous. I want to become a pediatrician," Tani wrote.
The Alder Scholarship awards are based on a number of criteria including the effectiveness of the funds in helping student's achieve their educational goals, academic achievement and community participation.
The scholarships have been awarded to two female graduating CHS seniors each year. Pervious recipients were Erin Mahar and Barbara Ross in 2009; Kalie McQuillen and Amber Hernandez in 2010; and, Brook Hernandez and Lori Goehl last year.blog comments powered by Disqus