Hudson High grad receives scholarshipsColin Courtney, a senior at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, received a $3,000 scholarship from the Robert M. and Roberta Armstrong Barr Foundation.
Colin Courtney, a senior at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, received a $3,000 scholarship from the Robert M. and Roberta Armstrong Barr Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to students who are active in their communities and interested in pursuing a teaching career.
Courtney, a 2007 graduate of Hudson High School, also received the MOHAB Foundation Scholarship and the E. Degutis Scholarship for his academic achievements. He is majoring in exercise and sport science with a double minor in math and recreation and outdoor education.
While maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, Courtney volunteers as a youth mentor in the community Partners program, is involved with student clubs, and works as a math and writing tutor at the college.
When he’s not hitting the books, Courtney takes advantage of the numerous outdoor activities in Colorado. Western State is located in the Rocky Mountains. He recently climbed his 20th 14,000-foot mountain peak.
After graduating in May 2011, Courtney plans to pursue a career as a math teacher at an experiential or alternative learning school. He is the son of Sue Scarborough of Hudson.