Mark Ramos gives a playful thumbs-up as he crosses the stage, diploma in hand, with the Holyoke High School Class of 2017, marking the conclusion of his time at HHS. —Johnson Publications

Class of 2017 announces future plans, scholarships

Now officially high school graduates, members of the Holyoke Class of 2017 have a variety of plans for the future. They have earned a combined $2.6 million in scholarships and grants to aid in their endeavours.

As guidance counselor Angela Powell noted at the Sunday, May 14, ceremony, the graduating class will certainly use its drive and thirst for knowledge in the future, regardless of the individual path each student takes.

Daniela Baeza plans to attend University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and her major is undecided at this time. She received the George O. Dalton Memorial Scholarship, a Federal Pell Grant and the UNC Alumni Scholarship.

Alex Becerra plans to work for a year and then attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Maddie Beckner plans to attend the University of Denver and major in finance and international business. She has been selected to their honors program. She received the University of Denver’s Chancellor’s Scholarship, the CWWCA Scholarship, University of Colorado Esteemed Scholarship — President James H. Baker Award, and the Fred and Ella Kropp Scholarship.

Brian Beltran plans to attend Metropolitan State University in Denver, and his major is undecided at this point. He received a Federal Pell Grant.

Ty Camblin plans to attend Colorado State University in  Fort Collins and major in ag business and crop and soil sciences. He received the Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship, the CHS Grainland Scholarship, the Highline Electric Scholarship, the Kurtis Huss Memorial Scholarship, the Joe and Theresa Ortner Family Scholarship, the Monsanto America Grows Ag Leaders Scholarship, the Garry Haynes Memorial Scholarship, the Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship, the NJC Brickel Brothers Scholarship, Northeast Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship and the Pioneer Vieselmeyer Seed Scholarship.

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