CSU Pueblo accepting crypto donations, public school students to receive awards

The Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation is now accepting cryptocurrency donations under a partnership with Atlanta-based Bitpay.

The university decided to accept cryptocurrency donations following donor requests and to increase engagement with younger donors, the Foundation said in a statement.

“The decision to accept cryptocurrency shows our commitment to continuing to advance our mission in an ever-changing world and financial landscape,” Foundation chair Chad Heberly said. 

“This move supports our ongoing efforts to engage with younger donors, who operate in a more digital capacity than previous generations of supporters.”

Bitpay accepts donations in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Wrapped Bitcoin, Gemini Dollar, USD Coin, USDP Stablecoin, Dai and Binance USD.

Cryptocurrency donations to the CSU Pueblo Foundation can be made by visiting https://bitpay.com/468545/donate.

Junior achievement awards

Two students from each of the seven public high schools in the Pueblo County area will be honored with outstanding junior achievement awards by the three Masonic Lodges and Eastern Star Chapter of the county. 

A girl and boy from each school will be presented with plaques engraved with their names at an event starting at 7 p.m., on Sunday, May 1st, at the Masonic Temple, 126 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004.  Their names will also be added to a larger plaque that is displayed at their schools.

Students receiving the awards are:

Centennial – Ashlee Sandoval and Austin Lucas

Central – Mikayla Cruz and Kadyn Betts

East – Grace Helzer and Jayce Martinez

South – Mariah Vigil and Ian Espinoza

Pueblo County – Madison Fillmore and Ethan Conrad

Pueblo West –  Olivia Smith and Noah Wagner

Rye – Amelia Burbidge and Dillon Robertshaw

Friends and extended family are encouraged to attend the event. Treats will be available after the ceremony. If the event is canceled because of COVID-19, the awards will be distributed to each family in the downstairs cafeteria from 6 to 10 p.m.

Silver State Lodge #95 will host the event, with W.M. Kim Sturdy presiding and serving as master of ceremonies.