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InspirationField is pleased to announce that four students from the Arkansas Valley, Hannah Smith, La Junta High School, Abbygail Snyder, Manzanola High School, Bryson Carroll, Swink High School and Samantha Graham, Fowler High School have been awarded a $500 scholarship towards their college education. Abbygail, Bryson and Samantha all received the InspirationField Education Scholarship and Hannah received the InspirationField and M. Toddy McIntyre Education Scholarship.


Hannah Smith of La Junta High School, plans to attend Otero Junior College to finish her AA Degree and then transfer to Metro or Adams State to continue her 4 year degree to receive her bachelor’s. Hannah wants to major in Musical Theatre and her goal is to be on Broadway.


Abbygail Snyder of Manzanola High School, plans to attend Adams State University. She plans to enroll in the teacher education program. After Abbygail graduates from Adams State University she plans on transferring to another college to get her special needs education degree.


Bryson Carroll, Swink High School, plans to begin his education after high school at Garden City Community College majoring in Physical Sciences and minoring in Psychology.


Samantha Graham, Fowler High School, plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., to major in Nursing and eventually become a Pediatric Nurse.


Chief Executive Officer of InspirationField, Johnnie DeLeon, wished to congratulate Hannah, Abbygail, Bryson and Samantha.


DeLeon said, “These four remarkable students work very hard and they all are well deserving of this education scholarship.” DeLeon added, “Giving back to the community through this scholarship program is a goal we are very excited to give. Congratulations to Hannah, Abbygail, Bryson and Samantha.”


The IF Board of Directors has created a scholarship program as part of InspirationField’s Dream Fund.


The Dream Fund was established to raise money to provide philanthropy opportunities through the scholarship program, and other internal programs to assist employees.


“The community has continued year after year to support InspirationField, and now through this scholarship program, we can give back!” stated Caitlin Coffield, Community Relations Director.


InspirationField is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 1964, children with developmental disabilities in Colorado’s Arkansas Valley did not attend public school. A group of parents wanted and needed a place for their children to be in school with others, where they could learn and become as independent as possible. This group of parents created the organization that is known today as InspirationField. InspirationField has been providing services since 1966 in an area covering 3,611 square miles. Today, it is one of Colorado’s 20


Community Centered Boards, designated as the sole provider of comprehensive services and support for approximately 150 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Crowley, Otero and Bent counties.


For more information about InspirationField, or the scholarship program, please contact Caitlin at (719) 468-9408.