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DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Community Room at the K-8 Building
Snacks and beverages will be provided. This will be an informal meeting to provide insight as to what our group does for the school district. We are looking for new faces for the 2016-2017 school year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please stop by to visit and ask questions.
Jill Wilkinson, a West Grand senior, has been granted the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Receiving the Boettcher is a tremendous honor. It marks the end of a full high school career, and the beginning of a promising future.
The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is a merit- based scholarship and awarded to only 42 Colorado high school seniors. It provides tuition, books, and an annual stipend for each recipient. It pays for all college expenses for the student over a four year period. The scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled in academics and are in the top five percent of their graduating class.
Jill went through a strenuous selection process that weeded out the applicants in three stages. To begin, she completed a 21 page application that was very diverse. It touched on the arts, athletics and her community involvement. After applications were reviewed, the 1400 applicants were reduced to 300 students. Jill then submitted three letters of recommendation, and the applicants were reduced to 100 students. Interviews were the last stage. Jill interviewed with a panel of nine judges at the Boettcher Foundation in downtown Denver.
“The Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship selection process is competitive and rigorous,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of the scholarship program, “More than 1,400 of Colorado’s students apply each year. Jill really stood out with her accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. We’re proud to have her representing the Boettcher community.” Jill was a cross country runner for West Grand and won many awards in 4H and FFA. In FFA she was selected to play her alto saxophone in the National FFA Band, a 90piece orchestra. She was a state finalist in Horse Judging and in Environmental and Natural Resources. However during the interview process, Jill feels her fire training experience set her apart from other applicants. Jill has been a firefighter with the Kremmling Fire Protection District since she was 16. Throughout her training, she was able to attend vehicle accidents and structural fire calls. This summer Jill will continue her training in Craig, CO as part of the engine crew to fight wildland fires.
Interviewers were also intrigued by Jilly’s, the Wilkinson family business that carries her namesake. Jilly’s employs Jill, her mother, father, two brothers and her grandmother, and the interviewers were interested in the dynamics of family life in the work place. Jill is also involved in her father’s firework company, Fire in the Sky, that specializes in orchestrating firework displays for the 4 th of July and other celebrations.
Jill has committed to attend the University of Denver (DU). She is still deciding on a course of studies that ranges from biology, engineering, and international studies.
Jill says she committed to DU after a college visit and found the professors to be engaging and warm. She also noted that Boettcher scholars who attend DU have a sense of community and have unique experiences. The range of opportunities to study internationally also appealed to Jill.
After an 18 month mission with her church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wilkinson will begin her studies in the fall of 2018. She will defer her scholarship until then.
The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship was established in 1952 and other Boettcher scholars who have graduated from West Grand include: Karen Knorr, Ed Opitz and Caitlyn Taussig.
Jill is the daughter of Ken and Kendra Wilkinson of Kremmling and has attended West Grand since kindergarten.
Best of Luck to the High School Robotics Team heading to the state competition this weekend!!
Congratulations, Travis Etler, for taking 6th place at the state wrestling tournament!! Way to represent West Grand Mustangs!!!
WEST GRAND FAMILY GAME NIGHT
MARCH 2, 2016 from 5pm- 7pm
AT WEST GRAND ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
The West Grand Middle School Student Council is hosting an all ages family game night. All proceeds raised by the event will go towards the Middle School Spring Dance.
Tickets are $5 per person
$20 for a family of 4 or more!!
Come win fun prizes by playing bingo, participate in a scavenger hunt, finish the obstacle course, have your face painted, participate in arts and crafts and compete in gym competitions! Food and snacks will also be sold at the concession stand.
Come join the Middle School Student Council for a night of fun family games!
Congratulations to junior, Travis Etler, making it to the state wrestling tournament that starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Best of luck Travis!!! There will be a send off at 8:00a.m. today, February 18, 2016. GO TRAVIS!
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We are a small rural school located in Kremmling, Colorado with the beautiful Rocky Mountains surrounding us. We are located 100 miles from Denver in the middle of many recreational attractions. There are numerous ski areas located within a 45 minute drive, including Steamboat, Winter Park, Granby Ranch, Keystone, A-Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Vail. Kremmling is at the heart of many outdoor activities year round. There is fishing, lots of hiking trails, hunting, rafting, dirt biking trails, camping sites, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing close by. If a small community in the middle of the mountains is what you’re looking for, Kremmling is the place to be!
Our school has a variety of activities for our students to be involved in. We offer the following interscholastic activities: football, volleyball, cross-country, wrestling, basketball, spirit team (high school), track & field, student council, band & vocal music. Other things offered are FFA, robotics, national honor society, national junior honor society, rodeo, drama, and Rachel’s challenge. We encourage students to get involved in their school and community! At West Grand we strive for excellence in education. It is our belief that “We expect every student, in every classroom, in every school, to show growth and achievement.”