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2013 Verne Shelley Scholarship recipients are life-long learners
Three Cherry Creek School District employees were selected from 33 applicants to receive $300 Verne Shelley Scholarships to use for continuing education and professional development. Selection committee chairman Terry Todd presented the scholarships at the May 13 Board of Education meeting.

Congratulations to:
•    Michelle Manring – Before and After Program Director at Creekside Elementary – will use her scholarship to continue her education to enhance wellness in the Before and After Program
•    Chelsea Peele – Instrumental music teacher and orchestra director at Laredo Middle School and Smoky Hill High School – will use her scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Education at the University of Colorado
•    Jayla Ponsford – Dance teacher and Performing Arts Department Coordinator at Eaglecrest High School – will use her scholarship to attend dance educator workshops

The scholarships are awarded in honor of Verne Shelley, who served as Cherry Creek’s personnel director from 1972 to 1985. Shelley was also a member of the Cherry Creek Valley Optimist Club, which established the scholarships after Shelley’s unexpected death in 1985. This year, 33 Cherry Creek Schools employees applied for the scholarships, which are awarded annually to three people who demonstrate Shelley’s belief that learning is a life-long commitment.

If you would like to contribute to the Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to the Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund and send it to:
The Verne Shelley Scholarship Fund
c/o Brad Arnold
Office of Fiscal Services
Auxiliary Services Center

Posted May 14, 2013.
Posted 5/14/2013 2:12 PM
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