Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport Give Scholarships

Each year the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport awards scholarship money to local graduating high school seniors who are dedicated to pursuing a career in the aviation industry. The Roaring Fork Valley’s Class of 2018 boasts four recipients this year, each earning a $1,500.

Glenwood Springs High School seniors Mathew L. Thrun and Christopher W. Deaton and Coal Ridge’s Cassandra L. Greene and Couy A. Harrington have been selected by the Friends as this year’s recipients from a group of impressive applicants.

Mathew L. Thrun has been a stand out student academically, in addition to participating in hockey and numerous volunteer programs. He hopes to pursue a career in engineering and has chosen to attend University of Colorado, Boulder.

As a stand out student, volunteer, and baseball player while in high school, Christopher W. Deaton will attend the University of Oklahoma with aspirations of becoming a commercial airline pilot.

Cassandra Greene will attend Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT to study Aviation Science with aspirations of becoming a pilot. While attending Coal Ridge High School, Cassandra has exceled in academics, volleyball, and as a member of the choir and concert band.

Couy A. Harrington has been a prominent student, three-sport athlete, and Eagle Scout during his high school tenure. He aspires to be a military aviator and will receive his undergraduate education and training at Virginia Military Institute.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients and all 2018 graduates.

Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (KGWS) Fly-In June 9-10, 2018

Come visit the Gem of Rockies!

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the GWS Airport with friends, family and other aviation enthusiasts.

  • Weekend Activities Include: airplane rides, static display of aircraft, live music, bike rides, games, an outdoor movie under the stars and local food & beverages.
  • 20% discount on Bike Rentals from Sunlight Ski & Bike.
  • 15% discount from The Hotel Denver & Hotel Glenwood Springs.
  • Fresh donuts each morning from Sweet Coloradough.
  • Tent and RV camping are available on the airport grounds. (RV camping is limited – reservations required, please contact the Manager).
  • Fuel, Bathrooms and Water AVAILABLE.

Contact Info:

  • Manager: Amy Helm 970-445-0965 /
  • Event Coordinator: Dan Guggenheim 303-884-0605

Please check out our website and Facebook page for more updates!

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