University Names President’s Outstanding Scholars from Across Colorado; Students Offered Fall 2006 Scholarship

Forty-eight high school seniors from across Colorado who qualify as 2005 President’s Outstanding Scholars will be offered a one-time, $500 scholarship if they enroll in Colorado State University in Fall 2006.

The program offers some of the brightest students in Colorado high schools a chance to explore the programs offered at Colorado State University.

Only students who have scored in the top 1 percent of the PSAT are asked to apply to the President’s Outstanding Scholars program. Applications must include evidence of leadership, service and academic achievement, an essay, a teacher recommendation and a transcript. Students need not have expressed previous interest in Colorado State.

The scholarship is a new element to the program this year. Students are also honored with a reception and a certificate.

"This new scholarship is a way to recognize some of the most promising and committed young people attending Colorado’s high schools," said Larry Edward Penley, president of Colorado State. "Colorado State is recognized throughout the world for its excellence in academic programs, and as such, our campus is a great fit for students who are highly motivated and have a strong record of achievement. CSU has been the top school of choice in the state of Colorado for several years, and we educate more students in science, math, technology and engineering than any other university in the state."

Recipients are invited to campus for a reception with the president, Provost and Senior Vice President Anthony Frank and officials from such departments as Student Financial Services, the Honors Program and Admissions. Current Boettcher and Monfort scholars and past recipients of the President’s Outstanding Scholars award also are invited to meet with the students.

The 2005 President’s Outstanding Scholars by county:     


     -Christina Lau, Grandview High School

     -Rodney Pace, Cherry Creek High School

     -Gabriel Sudduth, Arapahoe High School

     -Kelley Wanzeck, Grandview High School

     -Paige Woods, Grandview High School


        -Amanda Greene, Fairview High School

     -David Harrell, Longmont High School

        -Erica Hansen, Silver Creek High School

        -Jacob McGrane, Niwot High School


        -Enoch Arthur-Asmah, George Washington High School

        -Justin Meagher, Mullen High School

     -Hannah Melnicoe, East High School

     -Ian Rust, Mullen High School


     -Laura Barron, Mountain Vista High School

     -Haley Johnston, Ponderosa High School

     -Mark Kissler, Douglas County High School

     -Karly Klymkow, Ponderosa High School

     -Audra Peister, Mountain Vista High School

        -Kenna Stoneman, Ponderosa High School


     -Autumn Sheridan, Big Sandy School District


     -Brianna Brown, Falcon High School

     -Rachel Crawford, Rampart High School

     -Joanna Harter, Rampart High School

     -Anthony Holdier, Mesa Ridge High School     

     -Kelsi Ottenbacher, Pine Creek High School

     -Courtney Swaney, Rampart High School

     -Kelsi Vanada, The Classical Academy

        -Stephanie Ward, Rampart High School

     -Aubrey Yeh, Coronado High School


     -Carilynn Baermann, Arvada West High School

     -Zach Boor, Evergreen High School

     -Brett Coghlan, Chatfield High School

        -David Mares, Conifer High School

     -Joanna Sintek, Bear Creek High School


     -Gregory Ley, Poudre High School

     -Shelby Lindholm, Poudre High School

     -Marquette Ried, Fossil Ridge High School

     -Natasha Ried, Fossil Ridge High School

     -Laura Travers, Rocky Mountain High School

     -Ranjana Unnithan, Poudre High School

     -Amanda Winges, Thompson Valley High School

     -Ashley Young, Thompson Valley High School


     -Jessica Sutrina, Mother of Divine Grace School


     -Meredith Brown, Montrose High School


        -Lacey Hood, Fowler Junior/Senior High School


     -Ashley Hieb, Northridge High School

     -Bethany Nickel, Windsor High School

        -Helenka Rowe, Greeley West High School