Jun 01, 2018
In May, our City Council office was happy to award five students in the “FINE” District 9 $5,000 each toward college expenses as part of our 2018 District 9 Scholarship program. We believe a city's greatness can be measured by its ability to cultivate talent. Denver has always done a great job recruiting talent, but we have simply not done enough to empower the future generation of leaders that is already here.
This scholarship directly impacts the future of these emerging leaders from District 9, serving as a symbolic challenge for others in the city to do more to invest in our young people. To begin the process of empowering the future generation we must invest our resources at the grass root level; the young people in our community.
I would like to thank the Picerne Family Foundation as a major contributor to the 2018 District 9 Scholarship program. I would also like to thank Mrs. Evelyn Barnes, who is on staff in our office and oversees educational opportunities in the D9 community. She developed the program after meeting with the Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth.
I want to wish all the awardees the best of luck in their future endeavors:
• Penn Sarah Beldock, East High School graduate, attending NYU
• Daniela Lujan-Vazquez, Bruce Randolph graduate, attending Metropolitan State University
• Lorrena Slaton, East High School graduate, attending Metropolitan State University
• Anisurei Vazquez, Manual High School graduate, attending Colorado State University
• Matxalen Villalovos, Bruce Randolph graduate, attending Colorado State University
PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
• Kylah Coleman, East High School graduate
• Malkia Knauls, DSST Cole graduate
• Jordyn Wright, Manual High School graduate