Mendenhall receives CRA scholarship

MEEKER I Savannah Mendenhall, a senior at Meeker High School, has been named a winner in the Colorado Retirement Association (CRA) Scholarship Program. Mendenhall was chosen from several qualified applicants and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

“Each year the Scholarship Committee identifies the strongest submissions among the numerous qualified applicants,” said CRA Executive Director Tim Mullen. “For the last 16 years, Colorado Retirement Association has been honored to provide this scholarship opportunity to assist people like Ms. Mendenhall; exceptional individuals with unquestionably bright futures who are eager to pursue their passion.”

Savannah, whose mother works for Rio Blanco County, plans to attend Montana State University to study nursing. She has maintained a 4.00 GPA while participating in multiple varsity sports and clubs in high school. During the pandemic, Savannah established “Hope for Healing Hands,” a service organization that provided ‘pick-me-ups’ for first responders, teachers, and other public servants. Mendenhall’s goal is to become a nurse practitioner and provide compassionate medical care to her community.

The CRA Scholarship Program is available to active CRA participants and their dependents to support advancement through higher education. In 2006, the CRA Board of Directors resolved to offer board members the opportunity to forego their board meeting stipends and contribute instead to this scholarship fund

Special to the Herald Times

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