Kremmling senior wins community scholarship
April 10, 2008
Kelsey Frank, a senior at West Grand High School in Kremmling, is the February recipient of the Community Connection Scholarship.
The $1,063 scholarship was awarded to Frank by KCMV “Colorado’s Mountain Voice,” in conjunction with the Summit Foundation.
“Kelsey has proved to be an exceptional student and has dedicated much of her time to the community,” said Kari Barr, the local radio station’s midday host/graphic designer/event coordinator. “K-CMV is honored to present Kelsey with the Community Connection Scholarship that she can use to further her education at the school of her choice.”
After graduation this spring, Frank plans to first attend Red Rocks Community College before going to the University of Colorado to major in kinesiology.
Frank is involved with a number of organizations that work to improve her community. She is co-leader of West Grand High School’s Student Council and vice president of the high school’s Spanish Club.
Frank is also one of the presidents of EPYCS (El Pomar Youth in Community Service), a program that grants money to organizations that contribute to society. She describes EPYCS as her favorite organization.
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During one of its projects, she helped organize a food drive in Grand County that raised almost two tons of food for under-privileged families.
Frank also volunteers her time to tutor elementary school students in Spanish, and mentors the Friday School students in mathematics.
In addition to her other activities, Frank has participated in fundraisers and community dinners through the Advocates: Victim Assistance Team. She is also an active member on the Winter Park Snowboarding Team.
KCMV will be awarding more $1,063 Community Connection Scholarships monthly through May 2008 to high school seniors in Summit, Grand, Routt, Moffat and Eagle counties.
KCMV will also be awarding a $5,000 Agricultural Studies Scholarship to a community-minded student studying Agricultural Studies, Veterinary Medicine, Ranching or Forestry. A $2,500 Vocational Scholarship will be given to a student pursuing a vocational or technical career.
For more information about the scholarships or to apply, visit http://www.kcmvradio.com or the high school counseling office.