Recent Events
On May 29 Ryan Higgens of Redmond High School received a Justin Colonna
Memorial  Scholarship for $2,000 from Justin's family.
The family tries to keep Justin's spirit alive here on earth by
doing good things in his name for other people.
Ryan is a wonderful young man who will attend
Central Oregon Community College and major in Criminal Justice.
Ryan would not have been able to attend college without financial assistance.
On the weekend of Justin's Birthday 2001, family and friends gathered to dedicate a new bench at the
Smith Rock National Park near Redmond, OR. It is located at the top of this famous rock structure
and can be reached by trail.
Ann receiving Justin's diploma from the head of the Communications department.
Hike with us in honor of Justin's Last Journey
July 9th -  7:30 am
It will be necessary to begin the hike by 7:30 to avoid afternoon thunderstorms.
4th of July Trail up to South Arapaho Peak
Directions to 4th of July trail are:
From Boulder take Canyon Road west to Nederland.
Go through Nederland and on to Eldora.
Follow the highway through Eldora continuing on up the mountain
until it stops at the 4th of July Trail parking lot.
(See photos from this trip.)
Contact: Lee Scriggins, (303) 492-8855
Greg Swenson, (303) 492-3113
May 8, 2000
Justin Anthony Colonna, Tuan Linh Vu Nguyen, Eric Mitchell Smith and Jeong
Uk Noh will receive posthumous degrees from the University of Colorado at
Boulder during commencement ceremonies May 11 and May 12.
Colonna, a fifth-year senior at CU-Boulder, was killed in an avalanche on
Dec. 18, 1999, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. He will receive
bachelor's degrees in communications and humanities.
Ann Colonna, Justin Colonna's sister, will accept the degree on May 12 at
the recognition ceremony for communications majors at 3:30 p.m. in the Mary
Rippon Theater.
A tree also will be planted and a bench dedicated in memory of Colonna on
May 11 at 3:30 p.m., by the west entrance of the new Humanities Building.
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