Hotchkiss High School senior Joseph Nathaniel Nault, the son of Jessica Thomas-Houg, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Kathleen Wheeler Memorial Scholarship. He is planning to attend Colorado Mesa University at Grand Junction to study culinary arts.
This scholarship is in memory of Kathleen Wheeler, a beloved and highly respected teacher at Hotchkiss High School for 21 years. She spent her lifetime serving the needs of people by developing their potential. One of her greatest desires was to see high school students continue their education.
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 Kathleen Wheeler to help students further their education.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.