Mayor funds scholarship |

Mayor funds scholarship

Matt Zalaznick

Reynolds, a contractor who became mayor in November, is funding two $1,000 scholarships for a qualifying male and female student to put toward college.

“Both my son and daughter went to Battle Mountain High School and had such a good experience with the teaching staff, the counseling staff and the sports programs,” Reynolds said. “I just felt this is my way of thanking the high school and the good educators that have helped my children.”

The scholarship is need-based, Reynolds says.

“A person whose parents make $150,000 or $200,000 a year probably won’t need this,” he says. “This is for someone who’s worked really hard and needs a little boost to get into college and show the world what he or she can do.”

To qualify, the student has to have a grade-point average of 3.75 or better and one varsity letter. The student’s parents must either live in Avon or work for the town. A student can also qualify if he or she has worked for the town of Avon for at least two years.

They student is not required to attend an Avon Town Council meeting, Reynolds joked.

Reynolds, who has been on the council for six years but only served as mayor for a little more than two months, says he’s still getting used to the job.

Reynolds’ father, Buz, also served as a council member and mayor of Avon.

“It’s been very educational so far, but I’m still learning,” Reynolds says. “I’m trying to let the council have as much discussion as they can. When you hurry meetings, you don’t always get your full thoughts out.”

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