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Heavenly doles out scholarships

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Blaise Carrig congratulates winners of the 2004 Heavenly Resort Community Scholarship Program. From left are Carrig, Rosalind Gould, Shelly Zaskoda, Alicia Thorne, Devin Blann, Brooke Schussel, Kelly Humphreys, Kyle Hernandez and Kylie Novasel. Not pictured are Nicole Steele and Kira Marsh.

Heavenly Mountain Resort named five high school seniors as recipients of the 2004 Heavenly Resort Community Scholarships Program. The area scholarship endowment is designed to help further the education of South Shore students. In just two years, the resort has donated $40,000 in multiyear scholarships to high school students.

“At Heavenly, we believe in being good neighbors and supporting our kids. This scholarship program is perfectly in line with those beliefs,” said Blaise Carrig, chief operating officer at Heavenly Mountain Resort. “Our future is with our children and we feel that supporting their education is a high priority.”

The endowment was established to assist qualified high school seniors with annual financial support to help offset the expenses of a college education. Five scholarships are awarded each year to qualified graduating seniors coming out of Whittell, South Tahoe and Douglas high schools. Two of the scholarships are awarded to dependents of Heavenly Ski Resort employees and three are awarded to eligible applicants from the community at large. This year’s recipients included Kylie Novasel, South Tahoe High School; Brooke Schussel, Whittell High School; and Rosalind Gould, Douglas County High School. Devin Blann and Kyle Hernandez of South Tahoe High School were the recipients of the Heavenly dependents scholarships.

“This is not a typical scholarship program, we like to keep tabs on our recipients,” said Les Marsh, vice president of human resources for the resort. “We invite the recipients back for lunch each year to see how they’re doing and to see if they have any words of wisdom for the new recipients. Beyond that, when it comes time for internships we’ll make sure we have a spot for them.”

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