At a scholarship and academic awards assembly held at Hotchkiss High School May 7, the Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship committee presented awards totaling $20,055.70.
The 11 recipients will be pursuing a variety of degrees and certificates during 2013-2014.
The students were Sean Hauze, master's in educational technology at San Diego State University; Wendy Pearson, bachelor of education – history at Salem State College, Mass.; Megan Eckstein, bachelor's in anthropology at the University of Montana; Jessica Tiedeman, bachelor of science – nursing at Colorado Mesa University; Tell Hawk, bachelor's - athletic training at Colorado Mesa University; Savannah Rocha, bachelor's in biology at Colorado State University; Ciara Beegle, bachelor's – secondary education – mathematics at Colorado Mesa University; Jasmine "Bree" Vernon, associate degree in business with the University of Phoenix; Logan Pipher, diesel/automotive technician at the Universal Technical Institute in Arizona; Zackary Taylor, bachelor's - sports management at Hastings College, Nebraska; and Jesse Head, commercial driver's license, Grand Junction 5 star CDL Training.
In her will, Lena Sammons Reed stated, "I do not wish for the committee to be guided unduly by academic achievement recognizing that even a 'C' student from high school, may upon reaching a more mature age and disposition, be able to perform well in a particular educational program given a reasonable opportunity to do so."blog comments powered by Disqus