2021 Dream Project Award Recipients

by Aimee Yllanes

Every year, students from the Roaring Fork Valley who exemplify 5Point’s guiding principles are awarded scholarships and a chance to explore their personal boundaries while living their own best adventure. All that is required is that they are prepared to learn, are striving to have a positive impact on a community, and are ready to have an incredible adventure.

This year, Dream Project Scholarships were awarded to the following CRMS students.

2021 Dream Project Recipients

Makai Yllanes ’23, Ellie Urfrig ’22 and Willa Schendler ’22, Bryn Peterson ’21 and Angelika Minoli ’22

Angelika Minoli is a rising senior whose dream is to create a documentary about the refugee crisis in her native Greece. She plans to highlight individual refugee stories as well as get input from Greek government officials to present a complete picture of the situation and the overall impact that COVID-19 has had on this already vulnerable group.

Bryn Peterson will be leaning on his love of film, and science to create a documentary series about Geology. His focus will be on the origin of local geological features and his goal is to have a widely accessible learning resource for anyone who shares a passion for local geology. This series will highlight all of the geological marvels that are prevalent in our valley.

Ellie Urfrig and Willa Schendler hope to bring awareness for environmental causes to their senators and representatives. They will utilize their project grant to organize and invite other environmental clubs from schools across the Roaring Fork Valley, to take several trips to Denver to lobby on the Capital surrounding environmental issues that affect us all.

Makai Yllanes is a rising junior who wants to create a summer program for underserved middle school students in the valley that would allow them to learn how to rock climb. A passionate climber himself, Makai hopes to show these students how climbing can be a great way to explore the world around them and connect with a healthy outdoor community.

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