courtesy Kathy Honeyfield
RATON — The Angie Guerra Scholarship committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 scholarship funds. The committee may award $10,000 per year to Raton High School graduates as well as home school graduate students within the Raton area. Scholarship funds may also be awarded to post graduate students of Raton High School who are in undergraduate or graduate programs pursuing degrees in agricultural related fields. This year’s recipients each received $3,300 and include the following young ladies.
Moriah (Daniel) Heath is a 2013 graduate of Raton High School and is attending Colorado State University – College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is beginning her second year of veterinary medicine and hopes to practice in rural New Mexico as a mixed animal veterinarian.
Katelin Marchetti-Saenz is a 2008 graduate of Raton High School and is attending Washington State University – College of Veterinary Medicine. She is in her final year of veterinary school. Katelin plans to return to the southwestern United States and work as a mixed animal veterinarian.
Sierra Pillmore is a 2014 graduate of Raton High School and will be attending graduate school at West Texas A & M University – Department of Agricultural Sciences, to earn a Master’s Degree in Meat Science. Her goal is to pursue a career to build strong relationships between producers, processors, and consumers in the US meat industry.
Angie Guerra was a life-long resident of the Raton area. She was born and raised on the Guerra ranch near Yankee. She had a life-long love of the land, the livestock she raised, and the wildlife that lived near her home. In her later years, she established a scholarship to enable students to complete educational degrees in agricultural fields that will benefit farmers, ranchers, and managers of wildlife and horticulture. The Angie Guerra Scholarship committee is committed to honor the wishes of Ms. Guerra by awarding her generous donation of scholarship funds to those individuals who truly desire to pursue careers in agricultural fields that will honor her memory and benefit mankind.
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available at the Raton High School counselor’s office next spring. The 2019 recipients will be announced at the 2019 Raton High School graduation ceremony in May.