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Estes Park Western Heritage 2020 Youth Scholarship Fund Recipients Announced

ESTES PARK, COLO  – Estes Park Western Heritage, the nonprofit group of volunteers that works with the Town of Estes Park to produce the award-winning Rooftop Rodeo, is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 youth scholarships.

The Estes Park Western Heritage Youth Scholarship Fund recognizes graduating high
school seniors whose contributions to the community reflect and support the mission of
the organization – “To support the Rooftop Rodeo and preserve and promote the western heritage of the Estes Valley.”

“We are happy to announce three $1,000 awards this year” said Ben Vigil, a Board member of the Committee, “it’s important to invest in the youth of our community.” Board Chairman Mark Purdy added “This has been a tough year for everyone as we deal with the damage caused by the Covid pandemic. We are glad to be able to award these scholarships, and it’s just the first of several financial contributions we plan on doing for the Estes Valley this year.”

This year’s award winners include:

• Esabella Burkhardt, a student in the Estes Park School District for 13 years, graduating with a 3.99 GPA. Esabella will attend Colorado State University.

• Noel Villanueva, a student in the Estes Park School District for 7 years, graduating with a 3.92 GPA. Noel will attend the University of Wyoming.

• Aubrey Kinley, a student in the Estes Park School District for 13 years, graduating with a 3.92 GPA. Aubrey will attend Texas A&M University. Aubrey was a part of our Royalty Program!

Graduating high school seniors who have in some way contributed or desire to contribute to the western heritage of the Estes Valley are encouraged to apply for future awards. For more information visit http://www.rooftoprodeo.com/youth-scholarship.html

About Estes Park Western Heritage
Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. is a non-profit, service-oriented, philanthropic organization that organizes, sponsors, and hosts a variety of events and activities in support of our western traditions and culture. Proceeds also help support the annual Western Heritage Youth Scholarship and the Rooftop Rodeo Royalty program.