2021 Ray and Colette Skeff Scholarship awarded to MVHS and CHS seniors

Ray and Colette Skeff

MONTE VISTA — The Ray and Colette Skeff Scholarships were awarded to Center and Monte Vista high school seniors recently.

Caleb Riggenbach and Kaitlynn Chavez each received $500 at the Monte Vista Awards Night on May 11.

Skeff Scholarships were awarded in the amount of $500 to Carlos Almeida, Alfredo Velez and Herbert Hernandez-Hernandez at the Center Awards Night on May 10.

An annuity was purchased for the Monte Vista School District and the Center School District in 2003. Each year a check is sent for the interest on the funds to be given as a scholarship to students selected by the schools. Kansas City Life Insurance Company is on the hook for a minimum of 20 years and a maximum if either Ray or Colette are living.

This was the 18th year of the Skeff Scholarship for both schools and the total awarded is $56,160. The seniors of the 2021 class were not born when the scholarship started in 2003.

The Skeff’s want to give the scholarships to express their support for deserving students who want an education. Ray was a graduate from Center High School and Colette was a graduate from Monte Vista High School.