Vail Valley grads named Alpine Bank scholars |

Vail Valley grads named Alpine Bank scholars

Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Although it has come at the price of the loss of a loved one, Santana Jaramillo knows exactly what she wants for her future. The recent Eagle Valley High School graduate plans to study criminal justice and work toward becoming a detective or criminal investigator.

Battle Mountain High graduate Cuhatlique Cardenas knows what she wants, too – to study culinary arts and eventually own and operate her own restaurant in Colorado.

Both recent high school graduates are reaching for their higher education goals as Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship recipients for 2009. They are among 10 students from Western Slope high schools to receive the scholarship, which covers two years of in-district tuition and books at any Colorado Mountain College campus.

The annual scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit a strong desire to pursue a college education, some of whom will be the first in their families to attend college. Since the program began in 1996 with five original scholarship recipients, the bank has awarded 95 scholarships totaling more than $350,000.

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