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Local organizations and individuals awarded 72 scholarships to 55 local high school graduates during YouthPower365's scholarship night.
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YouthPower365 Scholarship night

Local organizations and individuals hit new record

Alexander Allen Trust, Aracely Aragon Marioni, Eagle Valley High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Belkis Palacios Bahr, Eagle Valley High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Caleb Chicoine, Vail Christian High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Chase Keep, Battle Mountain High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Cole Harris, Battle Mountain High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Cristian Perez, Eagle Valley High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Devon Green, Eagle Valley High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Fernando Antillon Guerra, Battle Mountain High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Jacqueline Estrada, Red Canyon High School

Alexander Allen Trust, Molly Boselli, Vail Christian High School

American Gypsum, Ivy Smirl, Eagle Valley High School

C3, Amber Barbella, Red Canyon High School

C3, Aspen Chagoya, Eagle Valley High School

C3, Fernando Antillon Guerra, Battle Mountain High School

C3, Irvin Carbajal, Battle Mountain High School

C3, Isac Galarza Sotelo, Vail Christian High School

C3, Magda Alderete, Eagle Valley High School

C3, Melissa Delgado, Battle Mountain High School

C3, Michelle Cortes, Eagle Valley High School

C3, Nicole Mejia-Mendoza, Eagle Valley High School

C3, Perla Guerra, Battle Mountain High School

C3, Samantha Guardian, Red Canyon High School

C3, Steffania Trujillo, Battle Mountain High School

C3, Zeiri Cortes, Vail Christian High School

C3 in Honor of Crissa Lea Swinford, Heidi Velasco, Battle Mountain High School

Eagle Valley Home Builders Association, Cole Harper, Eagle Valley High School

Eagle Valley Home Builders Association, Jeniffer Sebastian Romero, Eagle Valley High School

Eric Spry Memorial, Melissa Delgado, Battle Mountain High School

Girl PowHER, Abigail Elizalde, Battle Mountain High School

Girl PowHER, Giselle Morin Azcona, Eagle Valley High School

Hopper, Jaycey Beard, Eagle Valley High School

June S. Kang Love of the Arts, Anabel Johnson, Battle Mountain High School

June S. Kang Love of the Arts, Bret Pilkington, Battle Mountain High School

June S. Kang Love of the Arts, Genevieve Davis, Red Canyon High School

Rotary, David Stearns, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Mykah Huang, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Lindsey Humphrey, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Siena Miller, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Bryan Saenz, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Marisol Garcia, Battle Mountain High School

Rotary, Lydia Widhalm, Eagle Valley High School

Rotary, Rachel Keith, Vail Christian High School

Rotary, Raquel Walder, Vail Christian High School

Rotary, Kevin Hernandez, Vail Mountain School

Rotary, Oliver Pesso, Vail Mountain School

Rotary, Lauren Viola, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Screaming Eagle, Ivy Smirl, Eagle Valley High School

Screaming Eagle, Jaycey Beard, Eagle Valley High School

Tom and Margaret Edwards, Taylor Sandoval, Eagle Valley High School

Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Anabel Johnson, Battle Mountain High School

Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Jay Neal, Eagle Valley High School

Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Kathleen Rauch, Battle Mountain High School

Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Megan Rossman, Battle Mountain High School

Vail Summit Orthopedics, Emma Janusz, Vail Christian High School

Vail Valley Business Women, Carolyn Spangler, Vail Christian High School

Vail Valley Business Women, Genevieve Davis, Red Canyon High School

Vail Valley Business Women, Kassie Heiner, Battle Mountain High School

Vail Valley Business Women, Ruby Black, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Vail Valley Business Women, Taylor Sandoval, Eagle Valley High School

Vail Valley Soccer Club, Noel Ruiz, Eagle Valley High School

VFW Post, Nicholas Zepeda, Eagle Valley High School

VFW Post, Adrian Favela, Red Canyon High School

VFW Post, Emmalynne Haynes, Vail Christian High School

VFW, Kaleha Kegode, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

AVON — Dozens of local Class of 2016 graduates received a record amount of scholarships for their future education.

The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365’s annual scholarship night saw 55 local students receive 72 scholarships worth more than $250,500. It’s not only the largest number of scholarship recipients and applicants (303), it’s also the most money ever given away to local graduates.

The scholarships are funded by a variety of local organizations and individuals, and range from one-time $500 awards, to four-year scholarships worth up to $20,000.



More multi-year scholarships than ever were awarded this year.

“Many of the students receiving these awards would not have the opportunity to go to college without these scholarships,” said Lindsey Myers, program manager with the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365. “We are proud to be part of building the future of Eagle County.”



Matthews wins Daniels Scholarship

One of Colorado’s most prestigious scholarship programs tapped an Eagle Valley High School graduate for a full ride.

McKensey Matthews was awarded the prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship. She was selected from a pool of more than 2,200 applicants from four states, one of only 226 to win a scholarship.



Matthews graduated from Eagle Valley High School a semester early and has been attending Brigham Young University at Provo, Utah, since January, majoring in political science with an emphasis and research and analysis.

Because of the Colorado Mountain College credits she earned in high school, Matthews heads to BYU as a junior. After BYU, she’ll head to graduate school.

The Daniels Fund Scholarship is a full ride awarded to graduating high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming. The scholarship is based on character, leadership and community service.

Along with the scholarship, Daniels Scholars receive perks such as a new laptop, the ability to attend exclusive programs and events, and an alumni support network.

The Daniels Scholarship Program has provided almost $130 million in undergraduate scholarships to more than 3,250 students since June 2015.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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