Pagosa High School Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Miah Pitcher is the winner of the first $1,000 Conservation Scholarship awarded by the Chama Peak Land Alliance, generously sponsored by Dan and Ashlyn Perry, to exceptional high school students at Pagosa High School. $250 awards were also given to Taylor Lee-Hammer, Andrew Cersonsky, Jordyn Martinez, and Michael Iverson. Scholarships assist students with their fees associated with higher education.

My name is Miah Pitcher and I am honored to receive the Chama Peak Land Alliance Scholarship. I was born in Pagosa Springs and have lived here my whole life, so this area and organizations working to protect and preserve it mean a lot to me. Colorado will always hold a special place in my heart, but next fall I’ve decided to branch out into new territory and will be heading to New Jersey to attend Princeton University. Once in college, my short term goal is simply to learn and explore my interests and strengths. Eventually, I want to work in sustainable energy and create affordable, renewable, and innovative solutions to the energy crisis that our world faces.

 “The Chama Peak Land Alliance recognizes the threats that our current methods of obtaining energy create for the environment. The program this organization is creating to map regions with critical community resources in order to protect them from oil and gas development really interested me. Innovative solutions like this, that benefit our community and our earth, are exactly what I want to work towards in the future.”

Miah Pitcher, first recipient of the CPLA Conservation Scholarship.