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CMC gives out $25,000 in scholarships

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY – Colorado Mountain College this year gave out $25,000 in scholarship for students who want to continue their education in the county. The HERO – or, Higher Education Resources and Opportunities – campaign was launched as part of the relocation to the new Edwards building, which opened in September.”There are many potential students for whom CMC is the right fit, but who do not have the funding to pursue a higher degree,” said Peggy Curry, dean of the Vail-Eagle Valley campus in Edwards. “We also are trying to get the message out that students who are seeking degrees beyond what we can offer can transfer their CMC credits to other Colorado four-year institutions. This will save a family a tremendous amount of money when they look at the overall cost of a higher education.”Fourteen students will receive scholarships. Five are part of the new Karri Casner Scholarship through the Vail Valley Foundation: Gabriela Hernandez, Steve Medina, Christopher Montoya and Rosa Martinez from Battle Mountain High School, and Jesus Quezada from Eagle Valley High School.Three students will receive funds to attend the Culinary Arts program: Manual Medina and Elizabeth Velasco from Battle Mountain, and Orlando Martinez from Red Canyon High School. The Beaver Creek Resort Company provides funding for the increasingly competitive Culinary Arts program, and Martinez is also receiving funds from the Vail-Edwards-Eagle Rotary Clubs.Another six students will be funded exclusively through the CMC HERO campaign: Clayton Forsyth and Heather Johnson of Eagle Valley; Jessica Robledo, Jessica Rivera and Jimmi Jacox of Red Canyon; and Walter Gates, who was home-schooled in Gypsum. Contributors to the HERO campaign include Slifer Smith & Frampton; Bob and June Vanourek; Wells Fargo; WestStar Bank; Brightwater Club; Vail Valley Medical Center; Warner Foundation; Lowenstern Foundation; Vail Board of Realtors and the Vail Daily.”This is a milestone for us,” said Curry. “We’ve dreamed of being able to offer this kind of funding to our students and now it’s finally a reality. This will be an exciting new school year for everyone.”For more information, contact Peggy Curry at 569-2908.Vail, Colorado

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