Four Parker high school seniors were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Double Angel Foundation, a non-profit based in Parker.
The 2017 winners, who were honored June 23, were: Chaparral High School’s Andrew Psaltis and Gabrielle “Gabby” Garcia, Ponderosa’s Philip Emmette, and Lutheran High School’s Justin Vaughn. The scholarships will help defray college expenses for the four students.
Psaltis plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Garcia will go to Colorado University – Boulder, Emmette will attend Colorado School of Mines and Vaughn plans on attending the University of Nebraska – Omaha.
The Foundation awards four scholarships each year in honor of Dillon and Logan Dixey, the sons of Ken and Bambi Dixey who loved baseball but drowned before they could graduate from high school.
To qualify for the scholarships that are available to graduating seniors from Chaparral, Ponderosa, Legend and Lutheran high schools, applicants must demonstrate their love of baseball and their potential thorough well-roundedness, integrity, initiative, “heart” and service to others.
High school seniors who played baseball or softball during their time in high school can apply for this annual scholarship. Applications for 2018 will be available on the website, www.doubleangel.org, beginning in January 2018 and will be due March 15, 2018.