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Kiwanis donates play proceeds to 8 Moffat County seniors

Nate Waggenspack

The Craig Kiwanis Club awarded eight seniors from Moffat County High School with scholarships this year and treated them to dinner at Loudy-Simpson Park Wednesday evening. From left: Kiwanis President Bryan Ludgate, Elisa Teeter, Derek Maiolo, Nicole Feree, Bryce White, Jessie Suits, Kelly Knez, Caitlin Harjes, Cheianne Pinnt and Mike Anson, the scholarship committee chair.

The Craig Kiwanis Club put the money from its play to good use Wednesday, inviting its scholarship recipients to dinner at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Kiwanis awarded eight seniors from Moffat County High School with $10,000 in scholarships toward their continued education.

Bryce White was the winner of the Sarah Fleming Memorial Scholarship, named for a former Moffat County student who died in a car crash in 2010. Yampa Valley Bank donated $1,500 toward the scholarship and Kiwanis added another $500 to the scholarship, which goes to students involved in FFA, rodeo, early childhood education or cheerleading, Fleming's passions while she was alive.

"It means a lot to me because I've known these guys (Sarah’s parents, Dave and Joan Fleming) for a long time," White said about receiving the scholarship. "So that's most important. But that the scholarship is coming for all the ag stuff is a tremendous honor. It just means that all the work I've put into that stuff in my life has paid off."

Nicole Ferree and Derek Maiolo each received the Key Club scholarships from Kiwanis, worth $1,500 apiece, while Caitlin Harjes, Cheianne Pinnt, Jessie Suits and Elisa Teeter all received $1,000 toward their undergraduate studies.

"We look at their grades and stuff, but we also try to look at need, as well," said Dave DeRose, a Kiwanian on the selection committee. "So we want to give to some students who are achievers and some who may be diamonds in the rough."

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