Kylynn Tanner- 2023 Intended Business Major Recipient

Kylynn was a member of DECA and was the WCCC Chapter President during her time at Fruita Monument High School. She also was a member and officer of the Fruita Monuments FBLA chapter. Kylynn was also a part of Student Senate/ Council, and was the Class Representative, Sophomore Class Vice President, Student Body Association Secretary & Treasurer, and Chief Organizational Officer throughout her four years of high school. The most meaningful activity that Kylynn was a part of during her time at FMHS was being the head of the committee for planning the Colorado High School Leadership Summit. Alongside her peers, they were able to put together a conference that included local business owners and business professionals. Kylynn plans on attending Colorado Mesa University or Northwood University to study Business & Marketing. She hopes to then go into a marketing career, marketing events and promotional materials as well as owning her own wedding venue and wedding planning service. 

Sarah Ballard- 2023 Student Services Recipient

Sarah Ballard accumulated 250 hours of community service throughout her time in high school. She dedicated her time to serving a variety of different organizations, including, Palms West Presbyterian Church, New Horizons Elementary School, the Special Olympics, and spent time volunteering on a Bahamas mission trip. The most meaningful projects Sarah did throughout high school are the Special Olympics and her Bahamas Missions Trip. During her Bahamas mission trip, she restored a school for kids in that community so they would be able to continue their education. Through the Special Olympics, Sarah helped both young and old people with disabilities gain confidence in their everyday life. Sarah plans on attending Colorado Mesa University and becoming a preschool teacher on an internship here in the near future and will be working and majoring in Early Education. 

Ryer Roberts- 2023 FFA Scholarship Recipient

Ryer Roberts’ was a member of Fruita’s FFA chapter since 8th grade. Once he was awarded his blue jacket, he set the goal to someday go to Nationals. He won the state employment skills competition and was honored to then go on and represent the State of Colorado and Fruita at Nationals in Indianapolis. Ryer is going to Colorado Mesa University to get his teaching license with an emphasis in Agriculture. He then hopes to become an agriculture teacher and an FFA advisor. 

Matthew Carnia- 2022 Student Services Recipient

Matthew was part of the National Honor’s Society, Key Club and Orphans of the Storm. He participated in collecting canned foods for Food Bank of the Rockies, assisted with fundraising for the Kiwanis Club, and walking shelter dogs.
His most meaningful project was collecting over 100 pounds of canned food for our local food bank. “I have learned that most people who are homeless, do not want to be. Rather, they need support (of various forms) to get their feet back under them to get off the street. It was incredibly rewarding to be able to provide food to those who were hungry, many of those likely homeless.”
Matthew will be attending school in the Fall at the Colorado School of Mines, where he will be studying engineering. He hopes to focus on Mechanical or Computer Engineering and utilize his education to put a dent in the housing crisis while concurrently reducing greenhouse gases.

Rory Beach- 2021 FFA Scholarship Recipeient

In addition to playing basketball during his high-school career, he also competed in high school rodeo with the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association for four years. He plans to continue competing in rodeo when he goes on to college. Rory is pursuing a degree in Agriculture Business. He hopes to one day work at a commercial bank in land lending and agriculture financing. He currently owns a small cow-calf operation with a herd of 20 cows that he raises each year. He hopes to one day help farm owners expand and grow their businesses.

Kylee Quarnberg- 2020 Student Services Recipient

Kylee will be attending Colorado Mesa University and would like to become a physicians assistant in the medical field. She also was enrolled in and completed her EMT-Basic program through Western Colorado Community College. She was a member of the National Honors Society, Interact Club, and Key Club. She has successfully completed over 300 hours of volunteer service hours during her high school career.

Amber Lively-  2020 Student Services Recipient

Amber will be attending the Colorado School of Mines studying engineering with her focus on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. She hopes to someday work in the aerospace field helping to engineer reusable rockets for the Artemis missions. She participated in National Honors Society and Community Art and has accumulated 585 service hours during her high school career.

Mckenzie Rutkowski- 2020 Student Services Recipient

McKenzie will be attending University of Colorado Boulder to study history for secondary education and minor in psychology. Her dream is to teach History in a high school in a low income area. She participated in Interact, Key Club, Fellowship of Christina Athletes and National Honors Society. During her high school career, she was able to volunteer over 375 service hours.