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Alpine Bank Scholarships are helping 17 graduates of Western Slope high schools attend Colorado Mountain College next fall. Today’s Alpine Bank Scholar spotlight features Luis Peláez-Álvarez, a graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.
Luis Peláez-Álvarez received a 2013 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship for Glenwood Springs High School. Photo Stefanie Kilts

Luis Peláez-Álvarez received a 2013 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship for Glenwood Springs High School. Photo Stefanie Kilts

Glenwood grads bring hope, determination, creativity

Instructors from Glenwood Springs High School who recommended Luis Peláez-Álvarez call him a natural role model for younger students. Six years ago, Peláez-Álvarez moved to the U.S. not understanding any English. He said in his scholarship application that “I may be a slower walker but I never walk backward.”

He acquired his English language skills faster than many students, his teachers said, because of his determination and confidence. The recent graduate is the first in his family to graduate from high school, and he plans to study engineering.