Fourteen students from the Cherry Creek School District have been named as finalists for the prestigious Daniels Scholarship. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their communities.
• Alexander Suzyo Valenti - Cherokee Trail High School
• Benjamin James Gassman - Cherry Creek High School
• Annalia Rayne Acuna - Eaglecrest High School
• Sierra Conner -Eaglecrest High School
• Kevin De Castro - Eaglecrest High School
• Myduyen Thi Nguyen - Eaglecrest High School
• Sheridan Huelle Snapp - Grandview High School
• Brianna Renee Terrell - Grandview High School
• Rashib Basnet - Overland High School
• Beza Zersenay Gebremariam - Overland High School
• Hanna Shearer Gollan - Smoky Hill High School
• So Ye Han - Smoky Hill High School
• Adelyn Anne Himle - Smoky Hill High School
• Alyssa Nicole King - Smoky Hill High School
These students are among 463 finalists selected from thousands of applicants from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. All finalists will participate in a personal interview with community leaders in their state in February. Daniels Scholarship recipients will be announced in March.
The Daniels Scholarship is a comprehensive college scholarship that pays toward the costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and miscellaneous educational expenses. The amount of the scholarship is unique to each Daniels Scholar and can vary from year to year.
The Daniels Scholarship Program is managed by the Daniels Fund, which was established by entrepreneur and business visionary Bill Daniels. Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the principles and values Bill Daniels defined as hallmarks of the program. Those qualities include strength of character, leadership potential, academic performance or promise, willingness to give back to the community and a well-rounded personality.
As of June 2015, the Daniels Scholarship Program has provided nearly $130 million in undergraduate scholarships to more than 3,250 students.