BRIGHTON — Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr earlier this month announced MaryHelen Monreal, a 2014 graduate of Brighton High School, as the Adams County recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado cholarship Program.
MaryHelen faced intense competition among 35 candidates for the award, and she was ultimately selected as the award recipient for her focus and intensity both academically and athletically.
MaryHelen graduated fifth in her class from Brighton High School in May with a 4.39 grade point average.
During her high school career MaryHelen excelled both academically and athletically. MaryHelen was a member of the varsity cross country team and the varsity soccer team where she was named a member of the 1st team all-conference team.
MaryHelen excelled off of the field, too, where she maintained a very high grade point average while taking multiple Advanced Placement and Honors courses. MaryHelen was a member of several student organizations, most notably as a senior member of the National Honors Society.
MaryHelen is also active in her community as a volunteer with her church and local animal shelter. MaryHelen has received honors and awards in all facets of her life making her a shining example of a well-rounded person
MaryHelen plans to use the scholarship to attend Colorado State University to study health and exercise science and sports medicine.
This is the 35th year that County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such a scholarship available. Applications were reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff Darr based on criteria established by the CSOC including leadership, merit, character, involvement, and career purpose.