Jeff Labrum, Grand Knight, and Blaine Wells, scholarship chairman, of Our Lady of the Rockies, Knights of Columbus, Council 11731 of St. Philip's Benizi Mission Catholic Church in Cedaredge presented a $500 scholarship to Esmeralda Alejandre.
Esmeralda is the daughter of Martin and Maria Alejandre, and graduated from Cedaredge High School on May 26, 2012.
Esmeralda was taught by her parents to always put God at the front of your plans and He will help you succeed in life.
She wrote the following in her application: "Three of my siblings dreamed of going to college, but financial aid was a problem for them." As the third child of seven, it is her goal to be the first of her family to attend higher education. She has been accepted for the Fall of 2012 at Western State College of Colorado. Her aspiration is to become a Spanish/English teacher.
Esmeralda's name will be engraved on the KOC Scholarship Plaque that is displayed in St. Anne's Hall at the church. This is the third year for this award.
The Knights of Columbus wish to thank the parishioners of our parish who attended our monthly breakfasts and donated to this worthy cause. With our parishioners support, the Knights hope to continue offering this scholarship for future high school graduates who are members of St. Philip's Benizi Mission Catholic Church.blog comments powered by Disqus