Hotchkiss High School senior Dylan Jacob Ashby, son of Jalce Ashby, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Betty Wolverton Scholarship. He is planning to go to college to become a veterinarian.
This scholarship is in memory of Betty Wolverton, a much-loved fourth grade teacher at Hotchkiss Elementary. Betty was renowned for her knowledge of and passion for Colorado history. Her enthusiasm was reflected in the many children who were fortunate enough to pass through her class. Her dedication to students continued throughout their high school and college careers.
The Laureate Beta Mu chapter selects the recipient of the award. This scholarship awards $1,000 over two years at $500 per year. In so doing, this scholarship continues to honor the memory and wishes of Betty Wolverton to help students further their education.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.