During a special, new addition to the DOS graduation ceremony, five DOS students were honored for the scholarships they earned. The staff is very excited by the accomplishments and efforts of these students that resulted in the scholarships.
Bethany Bravo earned a $500 scholarship for her exceptional efforts in the service learning projects, especially Food for Thought, which she will use to start her early childhood education program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Desiree Montoya also earned $500 for her consistent leadership and extra efforts in the various service learning projects which she will use to start the cosmetology program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Sarah Russell, the first graduate of the Delta County Virtual Academy, under the DOS umbrella, was award the Coordinating Council scholarship to continue her education at Colorado Mesa University, pursuing a degree in secondary education. Sarah not only had excellent grades, but volunteered hundreds of hours at Garnet Mesa Elementary while doing her high school classes online.
Brittney Wilson, a DOS student pursuing her GED, earned the Delta County Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 to Colorado Mesa University to continue her training in nursing. Brittney completed the CNA program while studying for the GED.
Finally, Danielle Hale, a four-year DOS student, earned multiple scholarships for her exceptional efforts in volunteer service both through the DOS service learning programs, at the hospital and with Partners, while earning multiple certificates in business while concurrently attending the Delta Montrose Technical College and working at a local hotel. Danielle was awarded the Presidential Service Award for all of these efforts. Her scholarships include the Delta Rotary Club Scholarship, the Altrusa local scholarship, the Altrusa International Scholarship, and the Full Sail University Scholarship. Danielle will attend college to study graphic arts and video game animation.
It is not always easy for students from alternative programs to compete for scholarships with traditional high school students. Their opportunities to be involved are somewhat limited, but these individuals found positive ways to share their time and talents and make a true difference in the lives of others. They are inspirational, hard-working students and, thanks to the generosity of those who give to scholarships, they will continue with further education, becoming contributing members of their communities and the world.blog comments powered by Disqus