Aaron S. Goldman
The Aaron S. Goldman Scholarship has awarded scholarships to four outstanding Los Alamos High School seniors. Colin Hemez, Amanda Mercer, Nathan Phillips and Emily Pittman will each receive $500 in recognition of their outstanding performances in running, academics and community service.
The Aaron S. Goldman scholarship was founded in memory of Aaron S. Goldman, who passed away in 2010. Goldman was a fixture at running events, spent much of his time volunteering for community service and had a passion for learning. The scholarship is awarded to students who best demonstrate Goldman’s values: excellence in academics, a passion for running and dedication to community service.
The Aaron S. Goldman scholarship is supported by the High Altitude Athletics Club with proceeds from the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs and Valles Caldera Runs. The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are May 24 and include 50 mile, 50 kilometer and half marathon distance trail runs. The Valles Caldera Runs were May 3 and include 10 kilometer, half marathon and marathon distance runs in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. These runs are supported by many local businesses, which enable the continuation of the scholarship program.