2004 Scholarship Recipients


Mary Bershinyi
Mary graduated from Grandview High School and will be attending Kansas State University this fall. Mary’s talent in journalism and potential in this field is very evident. She was both newspaper editor-in-chief and yearbook editor-in-chief at Grandview High School.


patrick_blatchfordPatrick Blatchford
Patrick is a current graduate student at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He is pursuing a Phd in Biostatistics with the hope of working in Breast Cancer Research. He recently left his teaching job at Columbine High School to work as a Professional Research Assistant with the University of Colorado Cancer Center.


mary_bershinyiJacob Janssen
Jacob graduated from Chadron High School in Chadron, NE and hopes to attend the University of Wyoming to obtain a degree in Secondary Education and Biology. Jacob has also written, illustrated and published a children’s non-fiction book.



kathryn_vernigKathryn Vernig
Kathryn graduated from Golden High School. She has a background in music and theatre and will be attending the University of Denver to study Computer Science and Computer Graphics. Kathryn’s diverse interests include Drama Club, Band and participation in the Mentors in Violence Prevention program.