Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Denver program

02/16/17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Print quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Denver link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php

HAYS, Kan. -- Students from Colorado were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Denver for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., for the 2017-18 academic year.

Students from most Colorado counties are invited to the annual Denver SRP. Six counties along the state's eastern border -- Bent, Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson and Prowers -- are primarily served by SRP programs in Colby and Garden City, Kan.

Scholarships awarded at the SRPs include Fort Hays State's four ACT-based scholarships: the $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction, the $2,000 University Scholar Award, the $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award, and the $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Academic Opportunity Grants of $2,000 or $4,000 are also funded by Fort Hays State.

All are awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in college for the first time, but each is renewable provided students maintain the minimum required academic standing.

The renewable $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship is available for transfer students, as is a $1,000 non-renewable transfer scholarship. One-time $900 or $500 Academic Opportunity Awards are given to scholars by individual academic departments.

Each SRP event also features four scholarship drawings, two for $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships, one for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship, and another for an iPad.

Students are arranged alphabetically by high school or junior college with their parents and intended majors. Cutlines are provided for the photos.

Adams City High School

Jesse De La Torre-Rodriguez, Denver (80239), a 2017 Adams City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in mathematics, and he won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. De La Torre-Rodriguez, son of Florencia Rodriguez, Denver, plans to major in mathematics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Abu Hossion, assistant professor of chemistry.

Air Academy High School

Jenny Rose, Colorado Springs (80918), a 2017 Air Academy High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Rose, daughter of Tim Rose and Stephanie Botsford, Colorado Springs, plans to major in communication.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

Arapahoe High School
Megan Rayl, Littleton (80122), a 2017 Arapahoe High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Rayl, daughter of Kevin and Kelly Rayl, Littleton, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Bennett High School
Trina White, Bennett (80102), a 2017 Bennett High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. White, daughter of Dana and Teresa White, Bennett, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Bishop Machebeuf High School

Megan Gartland, Aurora (80018), a 2017 Bishop Machebeuf High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Gartland, daughter of Patrick Gartland and Kelli Lee, Aurora, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Brighton High School

Josclynn Hernandez, Henderson (80640), a 2017 Brighton High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Hernandez, daughter of Isaac and April Hernandez, Henderson, plans to major in marketing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Jessica Heronemus, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Chaparral High School
Sara Breckbill, Parker (80138), a 2017 Chaparral High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Breckbill is the daughter of Mike and Stephanie Breckbill, Parker.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Brittany Hughes, from the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

Taylor Vogel, Parker (80134), a 2017 Chaparral High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Vogel, daughter of Colleen Vogel, Parker, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of pyschology.

Cherokee Trail High School
Zariah Smith, Aurora (80016), a 2017 Cherokee Trail High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Smith, daughter of Jerrod and Nikki Smith, Aurora, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Abu Hossion, assistant professor of chemistry.

Cherry Creek High School

Taylor Fox, Centennial (80015), a 2017 Cherry Creek High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in sociology. Fox, daughter of Willie and Loretta Fox, Centennial, plans to major in sociology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Tim Davis, interim chair of the Department of Social Work.

Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello

Dontae Pickard, Denver (80239), a 2017 Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in music and theatre. Pickard, son of Patricia Perkins and grandson of Newvarnie Pickard, Denver, plans to major in music.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

Denver South High School

Jack Baker, Denver (80209), a 2017 Denver South High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Baker, son of Dave Baker, Denver, plans to major in chemistry.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Abu Hossion, assistant professor of chemistry.

Eaglecrest High School

Mikayla Conaway, Centennial (80015), a 2017 Eaglecrest High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Conaway, daughter of Stewart and Christina Conaway, Centennial, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Vincent Donovan, Centennial (80015), a 2017 Eaglecrest High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Donovan is the son of Dave and Diane Donovan, Centennial.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Brittany Hughes, from the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

East High School

Emiline Brown, Denver (80207), a 2017 East High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Brown, daughter of Michael and Kelli Brown, Denver, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Imani Moore, Denver (80207), a 2017 East High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Moore, daughter of William Moore and Mary Jones-Moore, Denver, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of psychology.

Fossil Ridge High School
Megan Jamison, Fort Collins (80528), a 2017 Fossil Ridge High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Jamison, daughter of Dennis and Robin Jamison, Fort Collins, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Natalie Unruh, instructor of teacher education.

Grace Philop, Fort Collins (80528), a 2017 Fossil Ridge High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Philop, daughter of Dave and Andi Philop, Fort Collins, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Glenwood Springs High School
Kristen Bates, New Castle (81647), a 2017 Glenwood Springs High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Bates, daughter of Kelly and Emily Bates, New Castle, plans to major in business.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Jessica Heronemus, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Grandview High School

Terran Caldwell, Aurora (80016), a 2017 Grandview High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Caldwell, daughter of Nan Caldwell, Aurora, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Hunter Hyatt, Aurora (80016), a 2017 Grandview High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Hyatt, son of George and Karen Hyatt, Aurora, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Legacy High School

Caleigh Brown, Broomfield (80023), a 2017 Legacy High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Brown, daughter of Ray Brown, Broomfield, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of psychology.

Holland Cline, Broomfield (80023), a 2017 Legacy High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Cline, daughter of Bruce and Wendy Cline, Broomfield, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of psychology.

Limon High School

Brett Brewer, Limon (80828), a 2017 Limon High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Brewer, son of Joe and Lori Brewer, Limon, plans to major in industrial technology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Makinna Hubbard, Limon (80828), a 2017 Limon High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Hubbard, daughter of Jim and Larissa Hubbard, Limon, plans to major in industrial technology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Longmont High School

Dray Carson, Longmont (80503), a 2017 Longmont High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Carson, son of Damon and Traci Carson, Longmont, plans to major in psychology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of psychology.

McLain Community High School
Olivia Grosbach, Evergreen (80439), a 2017 McLain Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Grosbach, daughter of Roy Grosbach, Evergreen, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Mountain Range High School

Zachary Clarine, Northglenn (80234), a 2017 Mountain Range High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award. Clarine is the son of Dan and Tamma Clarine, Northglenn.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Brittany Hughes, from the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

Niwot High School

Dallas Lackovic, Longmont (80501), a 2017 Niwot High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Lackovic, son of Nic Malwitz and Nikki Lackovic, Longmont, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Ariel Melara, Longmont (80503), a 2017 Niwot High School graduate, won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Melara, daughter of Noe and Rebeca Melara, Longmont, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Palmer Ridge High School
Matthew Northway, Monument (80132), a 2017 Palmer Ridge High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Northway, son of Scott and Debbie Northway, Monument, plans to major in technology studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Ponderosa High School
Hayden Fowkes, Parker (80134), a 2017 Ponderosa High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Fowkes, son of Kevin and Laura Fowkes, Parker, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Ralston Valley High School

Sydney Harsh, Arvada (80005), a 2017 Ralston Valley High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication sciences and disorders. Harsh, daughter of Ron and Shelly Harsh, Arvada, plans to major in communication sciences and disorders.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Dennis Ries, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Smoky Hill High School

Kaleigh Villarreal, Centennial (80015), a 2017 Smoky Hill High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Villarreal, daughter of Glenn and Lisa Villarreal, Centennial, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Strasburg High School
Josie Hemphill, Strasburg (80136), a 2017 Strasburg High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Hemphill, daughter of Kevin and Karla Hemphill, Strasburg, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Debbie Tomlinson, instructor of nursing.

Thornton High School
Beatrice Walsh, Thornton (80233), a 2017 Thornton High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in justice studies. Walsh, daughter of Brian and Patricia Walsh, Thornton, plans to major in justice studies.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Kweilinn Lucas, instructor of criminal justice.

Wiggins High School
Shane Finegan, Orchard (80649), a 2017 Wiggins High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Finegan, son of John and Lisa Finegan, Orchard, plans to major in agricultural business.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

William J. Palmer High School
Rebecca Watson, Colorado Springs (80918), a 2017 William J. Palmer High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music and theatre. Watson, daughter of William and Darlene Watson, Colorado Springs, plans to major in music.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

York International High School
Jose Chavez-Quezada, Federal Heights (80260), a 2017 York International High School graduate, was awarded a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Chavez-Quezada, son of Fernando Chavez and Magdalena Quezada, Federal Heights, plans to major in psychology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. April Park, assistant professor of psychology.

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