Trombetta Scholarship event raises $1,300

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By: Kylea Scott, Gold Country News Service
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Current and past students, parents, faculty and people of the community gathered to raise money for the Trombetta Scholarship at the Sierra Vista Community Center in Colfax Saturday, June 23. Despite a few ?behind-the-scenes? issues, the fundraiser went well, said Betty Wells, committee chairwoman of the event. ?It all came together and the event was beautiful,? she said. Ninety people attended and everyone had a really good time, according to Wells. More than $1,300 was raised for the scholarship, she said. Wells and Steve Trombetta, retired Colfax High math teacher, are working together to cement the final details of the scholarship. They agree that a portion of about $500 will be set aside for a student scholarship, and the rest will be available for classroom expenses and supplies. Trombetta said he would like to see the scholarship go to a student who has shown great improvement ? someone who?s had a difficult background and still managed to make high school a great experience because they really worked hard, he said. The scholarship funds will be available in the next academic year. Teachers will nominate students for the scholarship based on qualifications and levels of improvement, according to Trombetta. Wells and Trombetta are beginning to plan the next scholarship fundraiser. ?We?re thinking about holding an all-alumni event with as many teachers as possible to come and have a fun evening, see old friends and chat with former teachers. I think that might be a fun event,? Trombetta said. He is happy to help with future events, but no longer wishes to have his name on them, he said. They do not currently have any more information or dates, according to Trombetta. ?We have a lot of ideas, but nothing formal yet,? he said. Wells said the committee was happy with the turnout for the event. ?I am so entirely grateful for the people who came and showed their support for Steve Trombetta and for the donations that came in to support the schools,? Wells said. According to Wells, the success of the event is owed to all of the volunteers who donated their time. The committee was composed of current students? parents, and parents of students who?ve graduated. They all joined to make this event a success, she said. Those who missed the event but would like to contribute to the scholarship, donations are still being accepted through Colfax High School or the Falcon Foundation. For more information call Betty Wells at (530) 388-8048.