Roger Chavez, Jr. and Berna Trujillo has planned an event to generate funds for the Roger Chavez lll Educational Fund. We offer scholarships to worthy graduating QHS students enrolled in college for the Fall 2022 semester.
The scholarship fundraising pool tournament will be held on May 7 at 2:00 pm at Berna’s Stop & Go in the village center. We will be offering food, raffles, door prizes, and lots of fun along with gift certificates donated by our local merchants and Stop & Go vendors. The entry fee is $25. A good cost for a good cause!
Roger Chavez lll was my son, who I lost in a tragic auto accident in 2007 on Highway 378 in Cerro. A highway that I adopt to this day, but that’s another story…
After my son’s death, Berna and I started having events to benefit Santa’s Helpers Del Norte for the first two years. I thought about ways to keep my son’s name alive. Since my son graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, we agreed to start generating funds for a scholarship to be awarded to a Questa High School student. We have since awarded five $500 and two $250 scholarships. This current pandemic has thrown that proverbial wrench into the sprocket. But we hope to continue with the scholarship event for this 2022 graduating year.
This is how we generate funds. Approximately one month prior to the event I solicit gift certificates from our local merchants like Ace Hardware, Questa Market, etc. These gift certificates are what are given as prizes for a pool tournament at the Tewa Lounge. The entry fee, along with raffles and monetary donations are what create The Roger Chavez lll Educational Fund. Leftover donations, if any, are saved, and if a student is in need of educational assistance, such as for field trips, we are willing to help. That’s what makes The Roger Chavez lll Educational Fund.
Without the contributions and participation of our beloved community, all this would not be possible. We believe that community awareness is a must, no matter how small or large the contribution. If there is a good deed to be accomplished, Berna and I are willing to help.
Awards will be given out on Senior Night on Friday, May 20.
For further information email Roger Chavez, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (575) 224-4049 or Village Stop & Go at (575) 586-0696.