Silas Thompson is the recipient of the Michael Maestas Memorial Scholarship this year.
This scholarship was established in memory of “Mikie” Maestas, who was killed in a car accident in 2007. Mikie was a young man with a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and snowboarding, as well as the sport of rodeo. Wrestling was also a very important part of his life, having wrestled from peewee wrestling all the way through his high school varsity years.
Silas is planning on attending Colorado State University in the fall, with plans to major in civil engineering and minor in Spanish. He is very active in his church, as well as the high school music department, and he has wrestled and played soccer throughout his four years of high school. He has many diverse interests and would like to eventually become a missionary and help out third world countries.