For the fifth year, Tom Alter of Cedaredge has awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to Cedaredge High School graduating seniors.
This year, one of the $10,000 awards will be shared equally by twin sisters Skylar and Jordan Smith.
The other award has gone to Rachael Latta, the class of 2013 valedictorian.
Rachael has compiled a long list of awards and achievements during her high school career on the way to graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
She has earned recognition from community groups and service organizations for her academic achievement and for performance in athletic competition.
She said, "I will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins to major either in horticulture with a concentration in floriculture, or in soil and crop sciences with a concentration in plant biochemistry." She is the daughter of John and Nanette Latta of Cedaredge.
Sisters Skylar and Jordan completed their CHS careers with outstanding grade point averages of 3.88 and 3.44 respectively.
Skylar has earned honors in science and other academic areas, as well as participated in three sports and donated time to community activities including tutoring special needs students. She plans to attend Colorado Mesa University to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology and ultimately pursue a master's degree in the field.
Jordan has succeeded in both academics and athletics. But it is her interest in athletics, and specifically in the science of anatomy, that has formed the basis of her future pursuits. After graduation she plans to attend Colorado State University and study health and exercise science.
Skylar and Jordan are the daughters of Monty Smith and Shannon West.
Assisting in evaluating the applications for the scholarship award this year were Joan Chambers and Rhoda Carignan.blog comments powered by Disqus