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Sheriff awards scholarship to Buena Vista teen


Sheriff Pete Palmer today announced that Buena Vista resident Catelyn Wagner, 17, is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship award for Chaffee County.

The state’s county sheriffs association offered a total of 32 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher level educational expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year.

A citizens committee selected Catelyn based on criteria that included leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose, and need.  Catelyn, a senior at Buena Vista High School, intends to enroll at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the fall to pursue a nursing career. 

Catelyn, daughter of Kevin and Carolyn Wagner, is a member of the high school honor roll and the National Honor Society.  She is enrolled at Colorado Mountain College and has completed several college level courses.  She is a volunteer for the Chaffee People’s Clinic and numerous community and civic projects including several local churches. 

Sheriff Palmer will present the award to Catelyn at 9am on April 17 at the county commissioners’ meeting in Buena Vista.

This is the 33rd year for the CSOC scholarship program.  Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the CSOC honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year.