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Twenty High School Students Receive Scholarships from Wind Crest Residents' Fundraising

June 5, 2013

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 5, 2013)  Twenty  high school students from Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties have received scholarships from the Wind Crest retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They received a combined total of $80,000  raised by Wind Crest residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education.
These students work for at least two years during which time they are trained, mentored, and cared for by the 800 residents who become surrogate grandparents to them.
This year's scholarship recipients (with their respective high schools) are:
Alex Plaven-ThunderRidge; Peter McCall-Arapahoe High School; Benjamin Forster-Mountain Vista; Art Macias-ThunderRidge; Weston Hoffer-Mountain Vista; Laura Schwisow-Highlands Ranch; Christian Bolle-ThunderRidge; Michael Grossman-ThunderRidge; Caleigh Findley-ThunderRidge; Courtney McNiff-Chatfield; Jamila Sleman-Dakota Ridge High School; Lauren Edwards-Mount Vista; Mackenzie Jones-ThunderRidge; Haley Hampstead-Dakota Ridge; Angelina Lovio-Heritage; Allison Kuhlman-Heritage; Jessica Lim-ThunderRidge; Aliyah Richards-ThunderRidge, Cameron Walker-ThunderRidge and Mary Collins-Heritage.
Not only do students receive scholarships at the end of their tenure at Wind Crest, but residents build relationships with them, ask them about school, and encourage them to keep working hard. Residents are good role models for the young adults and serve as examples for what a good education can do for one's life.       
More than $196,000 in scholarship monies since June, 2007 has been awarded to students who work part-time at Wind Crest, which is developed and managed by Erickson Living.