Ella Beck is a senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Ella will be using her Dream Project funding to travel to rural Nepal, where she will be working with the Oda Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Team. Her focus will be on breaking down the stigmas surrounding menstruation in poor, rural communities by helping distribute sanitary products.
Isaac Musselman’s passion is aeronautics, and as a sophomore at Basalt High School, he will educate and inspire others by creating an aviation and space club, which will include work with drones and rockets, guest speakers and astronomy nights, among other things. In addition, he will work to bring an aviation curriculum into the Roaring Fork School system.
Beverly Patton attends Roaring Fork High School and is in her junior year. She discovered her passion for writing and poetry when Aspen Words poets visited her school, and she learned a powerful new way to express her voice. Her dream is to share her love of poetry by teaching a weekly, semester-long poetry class to local middle school students.
A senior at Basalt High School, Emily Northrup will be using her Dream Project funding to purchase her own cello which will allow her to pursue her dream of becoming a music educator when she attends Brigham Young University in the fall.
Molly Hancock is in her junior year at Glenwood Springs High School. For her project, she will be channeling her love of horses into creating a documentary about the Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians (R.I.D.E), an equine therapy program for developmentally and physically disabled children and adults.
A junior at Basalt High School, Carla Soto cares deeply about immigration and art. For her Dream Project, she will be traveling to El Paso, Texas, where she’ll use her passion for photography to bring awareness to immigration issues arising from current border policies.
Eli Li, Chloe Gonzalez and Sarah Teague
Three students, Eli Li, Chloe Gonzalez, and Sarah Teague made history by applying for their Dream Project jointly. This dynamic force will be headed to Denver to work with Urban Peak, an organization serving homeless youth. In addition, they will be investigating what legislators are doing to address the issues of homelessness and extreme poverty in the United States.
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