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2012 Verne Shelley Scholarship Recipients
Three Cherry Creek School District employees received $300 Verne Shelley Scholarships to use for continuing education and professional development.  Selection committee chairman Terry Todd made the presentation at the May 14 Board of Education meeting.

Congratulations to:
•    Bonnie Enright – marketing teacher at Eaglecrest High School
•    Sarah Higuchi – math teacher at The Challenge School
•    Kim Gough – Special Education Paraeducator at Eaglecrest High School

Gough is pictured here with selection committee members Terry Todd, left, and Tamara Gaffney, right.

The scholarships are awarded in honor of Verne Shelley, who served as Cherry Creek’s personnel director from 1972 to 1985.  Shelley was also a member of the Cherry Creek Valley Optimist Club, which established the scholarships after Shelley’s unexpected death in 1985. 

This year, 34 Cherry Creek Schools employees applied for the scholarships, which are awarded annually to three people who demonstrate Shelley’s belief that learning is a life-long commitment.

“I feel privileged to have a love of learning,” said recipient Kim Gough, who will use the scholarship to study Algebra this summer.  “That’s what this scholarship is all about.”

If you would like to contribute to the Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to the Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund and send it to:
The Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund
c/o Brad Arnold
Cherry Creek Schools
Office of Fiscal Services
Auxiliary Services Center
4850 S. Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Posted 5/15/2012 4:01 PM
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