Scholars’ luncheon honors 125 students

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Cindy Parseghian was the keynote speaker at the District 51 Superintendent’s Scholars luncheon.


Cindy Parseghian, president and co-founder of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, tells a roomful of high school students and their parents during the annual Superintendent’s Scholars luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center that their futures will be as bright as the four years they have just finished in high school. Parseghian, a 1973 graduate of Grand Junction High School, was the keynote speaker at today’s luncheon, which honored 125 District 51 students who have earned a cumulative 4.0 grade point average or better during their high school careers.

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