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White Iced

Supporting our Students

Despite the weather, the D51 Foundation White Iced Celebration was a lovely affair this year. It was a great celebration of our amazing community of teachers and learners. It was an evening full of dancing, music, and even a s’mores bar.

The event celebrated teachers who have impacted growth and achievement, contributed to the community or school, showed leadership, and demonstrated a growth mindset. Over 75 amazing educators were nominated for awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Candace Jay              Fruita Middle School

Christine Spillane       Grand Junction High School

Crystal Stephenson   Mount Garfield Middle School

Elyza Willms                 Fruita 8/9

Jessie Wilbert              New Emerson

Katlyn Utzman             Summit School Program

Kyle Encke                    Orchard Avenue Elementary

Mary Thomas              Rim Rock Elementary 

Matt Rossman             Chatfield Elementary

The D51 Foundation also spotlighted Tanya Marvin for her years of service as the Nursing Coordinator. The Friends of the Foundation award went to Tom Parish, former school board president.

The Foundation also celebrated outstanding academic growth at the following schools:

Chatfield Elementary School

Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School

Scenic Elementary School

Mesa View Elementary School

Dos Rios Elementary School

New Emerson Elementary School

Mount Garfield Middle School

Orchard Mesa Middle School

Fruita Middle School

Fruita 8/9

Fruita Monument High School

A big thank you to the many sponsors of this event. Thank you for supporting our students!

It was a great celebration of our amazing community of teachers and learners.