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Gallegos gives out scholarships to Vail Valley kids

Vail Daily staff
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL, Colorado – The Gallegos Corporation was able to make high school graduation day in Colorado’s Vail Valley a bit sweeter with scholarships to children of employees.

Each year Gallegos tries to give support to the daunting financial obligations that await high school graduates. Four students received scholarships from Gallegos Corporation this year.

Krista Aoki, whose mother works in the accounts payable department, will be attending Humboldt University in California to pursue a degree in journalism.

Aaron Hughey, son of Kevin Hughey in the Denver plaster division, is a U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet candidate for 2010.

Ariel Rodriguez, Jr., son of Ariel senior from the marble/granite division, plans to attend Colorado Mountain College and work in web design.

Justin Evancho, whose father works in the mountain plaster division, will also be attending Colorado Mountain College part-time.

“We are fortunate to be able to assist our families,” said Gerald Gallegos, founder and CEO of The Gallegos Corporation. “Our hope is that by giving these kids some financial help, they will continue their education. It is our way of thanking parents for their dedication while their kids reach for their dreams, whether it be college, a vocational program or getting them started in their adult life.”

The Gallegos Corporation is based in Vail and has offices in Denver, Aspen and Sun Valley, Idaho.

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