GWHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - CLASS OF 2017 - ASPEN KIDD
GWHS graduate Aspen Kidd was awarded a $500 TDFPD scholarship for her continued education in the medical field. Her school activities included National Honor Society, Academic Team - captain, Key Club, Science Bowl - captain, S.T.E.M. Camp - mentor, and assisting other students as a math tutor. Kidd lettered in varsity volleyball for four seasons. She volunteered as a teaching assistant, Barton Hospital nursing assistant, at the annual Festival of Trees event, and worked the Hard Rock Marathon. Aspen graduated with a weighted GPA of 4.38 and passed all of her AP exams.
Aspen spent six months in Spain, which ignited a desire to someday volunteer internationally. Her passion is journalism and she also aspires to become a novelist. Aspen is attending UNR this fall as an Honors Student with the prestigious Presidential Award, and she plans to acquire a degree in nursing.
Pictured here (left to right) Fire Chief Scott Baker, Sean Noyes, Aspen Kidd, Jeff Kidd, and Fire Marshal Eric Guevin.
GWHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - CLASS OF 2017 - KAVEN PECK
Recipient of a $500 TDFPD scholarship, Zephyr Crew member Kaven Peck (center) is shown here with his parents, Steve and Eva Peck. Born and raised in Lake Tahoe, Peck was the youngest member of the Zephyr Crew this season, turning 18 in early June. While attending GWHS, Peck earned varsity letters for football and ski team for four years, and qualified individually for state ski team three times. He was selected for the Rotary Leadership Camp in the summer of 2016 and graduated with a weighted GPA of 3.3.
Entrepreneurship runs in the family. Mom, Eva, owns Bright Beginnings Day Care, and Dad, Steve, works at Edgewood Water and owns a landscaping business. Kaven has had a landscaping business for three years. To his credit, he was able to maintain Kaven's Landscaping client base this summer while working full-time with the Zephyr Crew and being out of district on fire assignments. Kaven is currently enrolled in EMS classes at WNC and plans to complete an EMT course next semester. He will work ski patrol through the winter. His long term goal is to become a structure firefighter.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER - PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The "Community Service - The Protection of Lives and Property Scholarships" that Kidd and Peck have received were provided by proceeds raised at the annual Firehouse Pancake Breakfast. The fire district maintains a Community Involvement Fund to provide educational scholarships to local students, assistance to fire victims, and support to families of firefighters recovering from injury or illness. The fund is 100% funded by donations.
New this year at the Pancake Breakfast is a blessing of the fleet by Father Oliver of Our Lady at Tahoe, TDFPD t-shirts and hats for sale, and refurbished fire hydrants for sale.