Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations to the Cripple Creek-Victor
2017 High School Graduates!

 

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Thank you to CC-V teacher and class sponsor Scott Black for the pictures and information.

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Congratulations To Our 2016 Graduates!

Presenting
Cripple Creek-Victor High School’s
Class of 2016

 

Samantha Elaine Bolender

Samantha Elaine Bolender
Western State Colorado University

 

Julie Kay Brown University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Wagon Boss Scholarship $5,000 Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

Julie Kay Brown
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Wagon Boss Scholarship $5,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

 

Dillan Burdick

Dillan Taylor Burdick
Pikes Peak Community College

 

Tanner Ray Elbert

Tanner Ray Elbert

 

Sarah Grace Heida

Sarah Grace Heida
University of Northern Colorado
Bear Scholarship $2,000 per year for four years
Grant Recipient $1,000

 

Jacob Hendrickson

Jacob Bradley Hendrickson
United States Army

 

Lara Renee Medlin

Lara Renee Medlin
Pikes Peak Community College

 

Jasmine Marie Mondragon

Jasmine Marie Mondragon
Colorado Mesa University
Newmont Scholarship $6,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

 

Tara Lynn Kennedy Tarasi

Tara Lynn Kennedy Tarasi
Colorado Mesa University
Merit Scholarship CMU $1,250
First Generation Scholarship CMU $1,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $1,000
Mason’s Scholarship $2000 per year (4years)
Pell Grant $5,065

 

Michele Iris Elaine Thomas

Michele Iris Elaine Thomas
Pikes Peak Community College
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Kyle Alexander Short

Kyle Alexander Short

 

William David Snare

William David Snare
WyoTech
Cruise Above the Clouds $1000
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Laura Renee Starkweather

Laura Renee Starkweather

 

Jonathan Woodrow Wiedman

Jonathan Woodrow Wiedman

 

David Wuellner

David Wuellner
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Congratulations Seniors!
Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

Thank you to CC-V Teachers Michelle Eastman and Scott Black for pictures, college, and scholarship information.

 

 

A Doll And A Marine

Toys-for-Tots doll

Toys-for-Tots

Take part in a unique story this holiday season…

Few true stories begin with a Marine and toy doll. These two elements sit juxtaposed in the collective psyche—the symbolic innocence of a child’s toy and the hardened veneer of a soldier. But in 1947, the unlikely meeting of these forces catalyzed the launch of an organization committed to the joy of boys and girls around the country during the Christmas season.

It all happened a couple years after the end of WWII. At the time, a substantial portion of the nation’s children were fatherless victims of the recent war. And in Los Angeles, CA. a woman named Diane Hendricks hand-crafted a Raggedy Ann Doll that would help bring comfort to thousands of those struggling children, and millions more in the years to come. She passed the doll along to her husband—Major Bill Hendricks of the Marine Corps Reserves—and requested that he donate it to a charity for needy children for Christmas. But to the couple’s surprise, no such option existed, and so with rolled sleeves they created Toys for Tots to fill the need.

That first year, the couple collected 5,000 toys. The second year, the program was adopted by the Marine Corps, became nationwide and adopted the now-famous red Toys for Tots train logo drawn by Walt Disney. Bringing joy to children was in the blood of Major Hendricks, he was a film producer at Warner Brothers Studios and filled the last executive producer role of the Looney Tunes cartoons, guiding the antics of such infamous characters as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Since its inception, Toys for Tots has enjoyed a surging popularity. Personalities like John Glenn, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and Nancy Reagan (along with numerous others) have put their popular weight behind this cause. Last year, the organization raised $284 million in support of their mission.

You can take part in this successful holiday story. If you would like to donate a toy, bring your new unwrapped toy to Cripple Creek City Hall to help bolster the cause, or bring your kids along to see Santa, get a gift and say thanks to the United States Marine Corps all at the same time.

It all happens on Dec. 17 at the Cripple Creek-Victor High School Cafetorium from 5-8 pm.

Submitted by: Dan Smith of Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation