Graduates, parents and donors gathered at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Thursday, May 9, for Delta High School's fifth annual senior scholarship breakfast. The event is an opportunity for representatives from local businesses, service clubs and non-profit organizations to meet the students who will benefit from their generosity, and for the students, parents and staff of DHS to thank the contributors who awarded nearly $63,000 in local scholarships.
The list of recipients includes:
Jack Hawkins Memorial Scholarship — presented by Gregg and Lisa Hawkins to Grace Kathrein and Chris Black. This scholarship is funded by a basketball tournament held in honor of Jack Hawkins, a longtime resident who loved athletics and helping kids in the community.
Cindy Watson Scholarship — presented by Cindy Watson, Watson Insurance and Financial Services, to Paige Bowling.
College For Every Student — presented by Garnet Mesa Elementary School to Grace Kathrein and Tyler Werner. Teachers pay $25 a year to wear jeans and T-shirts to school every Friday. The $500 awards were presented by GMES students Naomi Johnson and Felipe Bedoy and their teacher, Alisa Johnson.
First Colorado National Bank — presented by Jennifer Abila and Brad Harding to Douglas Hawkins. The scholarship is funded by an annual basketball tournament involving all four Delta County high schools.
Altrusa International of Delta — presented by Marilyn Smith to Shannon Foley and Lucero Chavez.
Delta County Federal Credit Union — presented by Brenda Slagg to Ashlee Sunderland. The credit union awards three scholarships countywide.
Delta County School District Coordinating Council — presented by Scott Siettman and Col. Clark to Kaitlyn Suppes and Jake Johnson in recognition of their leadership, achievement and community involvement.
Stewart/Watson/Wheeler Scholarship — On behalf of the Western Colorado Community Foundation, Aaron Clay presented $1,000 scholarships to Grace Kathrein and Kaitlyn Suppes. WCCF oversees distribution of $450,000 in scholarships across the Western Slope.
Thomas W. Osborne Scholarship — Presented by superintendent Caryn Gibson to Darrian Horn.
Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers — with the proceeds from the hospital gift shop, the DCMH Volunteers awarded a $750 scholarship to Ashlee Sunderland. Sunderland received a second scholarship of $750 designated specifically for a junior hospital volunteer. The awards were presented by Janamarie Dugle and Joyce Picard.
Delta Elks Lodge — presented by Deb Houser to Ashlee Sunderland, Thomas Duran, Tyler Werner, Erin Zunich and two Cedaredge High School graduates. Applications from those who received the $500 awards were submitted for regional competition. Thomas Duran advanced from regionals to state and finally to nationals, the first DHS student in Houser's recollection to do so. Duran is the recipient of a Boettcher Foundation scholarship, so declined the $1,000 renewable award. The Elks also award Legacy Scholarships to qualified children or grandchildren of Elks members. The $1,000 renewable awards went to Paige Bowling and Ashlee Sunderland.
Surface Creek Republican Women — presented by county assessor Debbie Griffith to Skylyn Webb.
Fred Zamarripa Sr. Scholarship — presented by DHS principal Derek Carlson to Chelsea McDonald. Zamarripa was principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1975 to 2002.
DHS Alumni Association — presented by Carlson, a DHS graduate, to Chris Black and Callie Gafford for academic and athletic excellence.
DHS Booster Club — $750 awards presented by Jim Webb to Tyler Werner, Grace Kathrein and Paige Bowling. Ashlee Sunderland received a $1,000 scholarship.
Delta IOOF #116 — presented by Cliff Reeder and Glen Conger to Paige Bowling, Tyler Werner, Ashlee Sunderland, Jake Johnson and Grace Kathrein. The scholarships are funded by weekly bingo games.
Delta Kiwanis Club — Mark Lee presented $500 awards to Grace Kathrein and Ashlee Sunderland.
DMEA — presented by board president Nancy Hovde to Clarissa Whiting and Skylyn Webb. In addition to DMEA's $1,500 awards, Hovde presented a $500 scholarship from Tri-State Transmission and Generation to Paige Bowling.
1440 Apparel/Wood Family Scholarship — Gip Gafford and Shawn Becker explained this new scholarship is funded by 1440 Apparel, a store on Delta's Main Street, and Gafford's mother, Shirley Wood. The recipient was Grace Kathrein.
FFA Ford Scholarship — presented by Bill Hellman of Hellman Ford to Paige Bowling.
First State Bank of Colorado — on behalf of the Delta branch, Nathan Sponseller presented a $1,000 award to Tyler Werner.
Jeannette Wilkinson Memorial — presented by Derek Carlson to Jaden Cowley, Erin Zunich and Austin Kimber. The daughter of Delta pioneers, Wilkinson was an educator for many years. The scholarship was established upon her death in 1984.
L&A Renfrow Scholarships — presented by DHS grads Les and Ann Renfrow to Darian Horn, Emily Johnson, Jake Johnson, Kristina Liston and Adam Malcolm.
Masons Scholarship — presented by Don French and Joe Carlson to Tyler Werner and Paige Bowling.
Rotary Club of Delta — for "Service Above Self," Jim Wetzel, Nancy Wood, Bill Hellman, Dennis Phillips and John Triebwasser awarded nine $1,000 scholarships. The recipients were Jade Astin, Paige Bowling, Douglas Hawkins, Ashlee Sunderland, Kaitlyn Suppes, Skylyn Webb, Tyler Werner, Danielle Hale and Natalie Hernandez.
Kay Armstrong Scholarship — presented to Skylyn Webb, Desert Mulford and Ashlee Sunderland. The $1,000 scholarships are renewable for four years.
Leo Club — presented by retired DHS teacher Tom Panter to Skylyn Webb and Patti Chapman. The $500 scholarships are awarded to DHS students who have been active in Leo Club a minimum of two years.
Arch Coal Foundation — presented by Derek Carlson to Jade Astin.
Colorado Mesa University awarded 12 merit scholarships, including Distinguised Scholar Awards that will cover in-state tuition for Kristina Liston and Grace Kathrein. Other recipients were Damon Davis, Alisha Fleming, Callie Gafford, Sarah Glidden, Joshua Lindsey, Autumn Tsosie, Grant Miller, Jaden Cowley, Desert Mulford and Jade Astin.
Carlson also recognized Thomas Duran, the recipient of a prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. The value of the full-ride scholarship ranges from $50,000 to $160,000, depending on which Colorado college or university the recipient attends.blog comments powered by Disqus