Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarships awarded


By Lisa Scott

Special to The SUN

Two Pagosa Springs High School graduates are this year’s recipients of the Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarship.

Kaylee Fitzwater and Elle McGinn have each been awarded a $750 annual scholarship.

Kaylee Fitzwater has been active in 4-H for the past seven years. She has served on the 4-H Club council, and has been 4-H Grand and Reserve Champion several times. She has also served as the FFA president. She’ll attend Colorado Mountain College- Glenwood Springs and study to be a veterinary technician.

Elle McGinn has been in 4-H since 2007. She was Fair Princess of Archuleta County in 2007. In her final year at Pagosa Springs High School, she was elected senior class vice president and also served as vice president for the National Honor Society. She will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a major in pre-med.

The Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded annually to at least one applicant who has been involved in the 4-H program. This scholarship has given many collegians financial support over the last 21 years. The scholarship is the only true 4-H renewable scholarship offered.

The Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 and is overseen by Ike Oldham and his wife, Sharron. The scholarship was established when their son, Eddie Oldham, was tragically killed in an accident in 1989.

The fifth annual fund-raiser trail ride, auction and barbecue will be held in the Blanco Basin on July 13. More information is available by contacting the Archuleta County Extension office at 264-5931.