We were overwhelmed with the number of wonderful essays submitted by our graduating seniors this year to receive the Dr. Betty Barr Scholarship for Higher Education. We had such a difficult time selecting only one recipient. Through the generosity of one of our dear friends James Moriarty and Dr. Betty, we were able to award a $1,000 scholarship and 4 additional secondary scholarships of $500.
Here’s a brief look at each 2016 scholarship recipient.
Our 2016 Dr. Betty Barr Scholarship for Higher Education goes to Cameron Caudillo. He graduated in May with a year of community college complete and one year of a two year certificate in precision machining finished. Cameron plans to finish his certificate in precision machining so he can work while completed a four-year degree in history.
Secondary Scholarship Winners
Lauren Williams graduated from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Denver and plans to attend University of Colorado Leeds School of Business in the fall. During her high school career, Lauren was secretary of her water ski team, participated in athletics and was a member of the chess club.
Nicholas Chaves has completed AP and honors coursework during high school, lettered in wrestling for three years, obtained his Eagle Scout ranking and worked his way up to GM clerk during his three year tenure at King Sooper.
Paige Huffman plans to attend the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the fall. She was captain of her softball and archery team and participated in International Baccalaureate Programme for seven years to receive her IB diploma.
Jordan Hernandez will be attending the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall and plans to major in computer engineering. Jordan has been a member of the National Honor Society and the Eagle Ridge Academy basketball team.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners. If you have a child that will be graduating in 2017, keep your eyes peeled for a call for essays next March.