GECKO scholarship recipients recognized

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    Photo courtesy Stewart Bellina  GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) founder Morgan Murri and GECKO supporter Mark Weiler pose with the 2016 class of GECKO scholarship recipients. Pictured, from left to right in front, are Sydney Mogensen, Demi Pastin, Addie Thompson and Gus Palma; in the back is Teal Bowden.
    Photo courtesy Stewart Bellina
    GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) founder Morgan Murri and GECKO supporter Mark Weiler pose with the 2016 class of GECKO scholarship recipients. Pictured, from left to right in front, are Sydney Mogensen, Demi Pastin, Addie Thompson and Gus Palma; in the back is Teal Bowden.

    By Stewart Bellina
    Special to The SUN

    The local nonprofit GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) held its annual scholarship dinner on Wednesday night. The event recognizes students receiving scholarships to attend leadership and character challenge courses taught by nationally renowned organizations.

    The courses last three weeks to one month and take place in wilderness areas around the world. Attendees at the dinner included GECKO supporters and volunteers, five local high school students receiving scholarships and parents of the students.

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