2021: Dan Dunlap, $1,000
2022: Dan Dunlap, $1,000
2022: Fonda Dunlap, $1,000
2022: David Dunlap, $1,000
2022: Tyler Dunlap, $500
2022: Ron and Jean Smith, $1,000
2022: Cybele Sprayberry, $100
2022: Lori Babcock-Wargo, $100
2022: Jeb and Michele Brost, $500
2022: Paul and Katherine Harvey, $200
2022: Russell George, $250
2022: Anonymous Donor, $100
2022: Kris Schauermann, $1,000
2022: June Judkins, Connie Skinner and Trevor Judkins, $120
2022: Eric Anderson, $350
2022: Cindy Skinner, $150
2021: Luis Molina Najera was the inaugural scholarship recipient from the Foundation, receiving a $1,000 award. Luis played soccer at RHS all 4 years and was the clear senior leader on the team. He is a young man of the highest character and graduates with a GPA of 3.5. Luis is continuing his education and playing soccer in 2022 at Western Nebraska Community College.
2022: The Foundation has awarded two scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year, each in the amount of $2,500. Many thanks to our generous donors for making this possible. The two successful applicants were very well suited for our awards and their families are much appreciative of the help. Both recipients will be the first in their families to attend post-secondary education and their financial needs are significant.
Abigayl Venzor will be attending Colorado State University in the fall to study Interior Design and will also work toward securing a real estate license. Her ultimate goal is to have her own design business. She played soccer on the Lady Bears team during her high school career and also managed the boys’ football and soccer teams. Descended from Mexican immigrants, Abi speaks Spanish and English fluently, with the main language spoken in her home being Spanish. She graduates with a 3.5 grade point average and was a member of the Principal’s Council.
Daniel Carreon also graduates with a 3.5 gpa and will be studying engineering at Colorado Mountain College this fall. He is undecided whether to specialize in mechanical or civil engineering. Danny has been very active in sports at RHS, with soccer, cross country, basketball, and track. He received varsity letters for these sports and also received an academic letter. He worked for the City of Rifle where he officiated baseball games, softball games, and youth basketball. Danny is also fluently bilingual, and Spanish is the primary language spoken in his home.