By Marilyn Harris
Special to The SUN
This year at the Archuleta County Republican Women’s Patriot’s Day Celebration on June 22, the $1,000 Mojie Adler Archuleta County Republican Women’s Scholarship, named for one of the organization’s founding members, was presented to Mikaela Marchand from the Goal Academy.
This fall, she will be seeking a degree in fire science technology and a second degree in EMS training. In high school, when Mikaela wasn’t volunteering her time with the Pagosa Fire Protection District Recruit Academy, she committed her time to the varsity cross country team, band and, in her freshman year, took three honors classes simultaneously. Also, she has been serving the Pagosa community for several years as a volunteer firefighter.
ACRW wishes Mikaela the best in achieving her future goals and hopes she will offer her services to the community once again after she completes her education.
As chairman of the scholarship committee, Linda Bunney has worked extremely hard to ensure that funding for scholarships continues. She does this through organizing biannual rummage sales and receiving individual donations. The ACRW supports helping further education of our young adults and can’t thank Linda enough for her hard work.
Please join us at our ACRW monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month at noon at Nello’s Restaurant.
For more information, contact Marilyn Harris at 731-6336.