Nothing trashy about these kids |

Nothing trashy about these kids

Trashmasters International recently announced the recipients of their 2006 Roaring Fork Valley Scholarships, with students from each high school in the valley being honored.

The winners this year are off to a number of different colleges and universities. Ryan Stout and Annabelle Berklund, the winners from Aspen High School, are going to CU Boulder and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Jaclyn Everett from Basalt High School will also be matriculating at CU Boulder. Adam Joiner from Carbondale is bound for South Mountain Community College in Scottsdale, and Christopher Benson from Glenwood Springs will be a student at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.

The Trashmasters awards four year grants to students from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. The winners receive $4,000 each year for four years. Started in 1993, the scholarship fund had grown to become the largest in the valley. To date, the Trashmasters have awarded over $600,000, with 21 winners who have earned degrees and 22 still in the program.

“This year we had over 200 students apply for the scholarships – we wish we could give all of them consideration. It’s very difficult selecting the winners from so many worthy applicants” said Scholarship Selection Chairman Dale Rands.

“We are pleased to add a second scholarship at Aspen High School, sand, hope that we can expand the program throughout the valley, as well,” Rands said. “All of these kids are really awesome!”

Hailed as “The World’s Most Unique Golf Tournament” the Trashmasters have expanded the event to Scottsdale; Kohler, Wisc; Topeka, Kan; Miami; Carnoustie, Scotland and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This year Snowmass will host two events: Aug. 3-4 and Trashmasters II (for the locals) Sept. 21-22 at the Snowmass Club.

For more information please visit their website or call the International Clearing House for Stupendous Trash at 970-927-TRASH.

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