GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Two students at Palisade High School were given full-ride scholarships for college, after being chosen for the Daniels Scholarship.
Palisade Seniors Mawusi Danso and Joshua Newhouse are the only students in District 51 to get the scholarship.
Along with good grades and test scores, Mawusi says her community work with the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Mesa County made her a strong candidate. Josh says his work with Young Life, and his passion for his community helped him stand out.
"I think it speaks a lot to the success of my high school in general. Palisade has very high expectations for their students, and I think all of us have a great community," Danso said.
"I think I just reflected kind of the values of Bill Daniels, and his mission, because he was very community-based, and really focused on other people," Newhouse said.
Joshua will be attending Calvin College in Michigan, and Mawusi will head to the University of Denver.