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.
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.