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Glenwood Hot Springs Awards Three Higher Education Scholarships

Glenwood Hot Springs has chosen three college-bound young people, Molly Jones, Eve McRaith and Shion Reilly, to receive Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarships. The $10,000 endowment is distributed among the recipients for up to four years of higher education.

Glenwood Springs, Colo. (May 14, 2014) – Notifying the winners of the Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship is one of the perks of the job for Kjell Mitchell, President and Chief Executive Officer for Glenwood Hot Springs. In a letter to one of the recipients Mitchell writes, “Your achievements make us proud. You are to be commended for excelling as a student and an employee. I wish you the best of success with your future studies.”

“All three of these individuals have demonstrated a strong work ethic in school and on the job; a bright future awaits each of them. It’s my pleasure to award them this scholarship on behalf of Glenwood Hot Springs,” said Mitchell.

The Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship was created in 1995 to financially assist local college-bound high school graduates. This year, the hot mineral springs attraction named three winners: Molly Jones, a 2009 homeschooled graduate, Eve McRaith of Glenwood Springs High School and Shion Reilly of Basalt High School.

Molly Jones is the daughter of Vaughn and Sharon Jones, both residents of New Hampshire. She plans to pursue a nursing degree from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. As a Glenwood Hot Springs employee since 2012, Jones wears many hats in her job at the Grill including hostess, table busser, dishwasher, prep cook and line cook. Jones will receive a total award of $4,000, distributed over four years.

Eve McRaith, the daughter of Thomas and Kate McRaith, will soon graduate from Glenwood Springs High School and plans to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Although she has not declared a major, she is looking forward to taking classes and pursuing her interests at the university. McRaith is a top student at GSHS and has worked in the snack bar and pool admissions at the Glenwood Hot Springs. She will receive a total award of $4,000, distributed over four years.

Shion Reilly, a Basalt High School senior, is the son of Michael and Mika Reilly. He plans to attend Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he is looking forward to many things including interacting with his professors, the small student-to-teacher ratio and pursuing a degree in business. Reilly is a snack bar employee and will receive a total award of $2,000, distributed over four years.

Congratulations to all three 2014 Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship winners.

About Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs is a 125-year-old Colorado landmark resort located along Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs, approximately 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction. Famous for its enormous hot springs pools, other amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, an athletic club, a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, a retail store specializing in swimwear and a miniature golf course, open seasonally. For more information, including press releases, a press kit, photos and a live web camera, please visit or call 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955.


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