White Iced Celebration


The annual White Iced Celebration in early February is our signature event celebrating public education in Mesa County. It’s an evening to honor White Iced Award recipients and Outstanding Academic Growth Schools. This elegant event welcomes community members, D51 staff, friends of the D51 Foundation, and parents. The annual White Iced Celebration is always an inspiring event and loads of fun!

Save the Date!

11th Annual White Iced Celebration

Saturday, February 4, 2023


Over 75 nominations were submitted for this year’s White Iced Award. The areas of focus were: 1) impacting academic growth and achievement; 2) contributing to community or school; 3) showing leadership; and 4) demonstrating a growth mindset especially during this challenging time of COVID-19. 


Candace Jay              Fruita Middle School

Christine Spillane       Grand Junction High School

Crystal Stephenson   Mount Garfield Middle School

Elyza Willms                 Fruita 8/9

Jessie Wilbert              New Emerson

Katlyn Utzman             Summit School Program

Kyle Encke                    Orchard Avenue Elementary

Mary Thomas              Rim Rock Elementary 

Matt Rossman             Chatfield Elementary



2022 Foundation Spotlight

Tanya Marvin

Nursing Coordinator


2022 Friend of the Foundation Award

Tom Parrish

Former School Board President & D51 Foundation Board member



The D51 Foundation worked with the D51 Assessment team to identify schools with outstanding academic growth. Their team used student growth and achievement data from DIBELS, NWEA, CMAS, PSAT, and SAT at available grade levels and available content areas.


Elementary Primary Reading (K-3) 

Chatfield Elementary School

Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School


Elementary Intermediate Reading (4-5) 

Scenic Elementary School

Mesa View Elementary School


Elementary Math 

Dos Rios Elementary School

New Emerson Elementary School


Middle School Reading 

Mount Garfield Middle School

Orchard Mesa Middle School


Middle School Math 

Mount Garfield Middle School

Fruita Middle School


High School PSAT 

Fruita 8/9


High School SAT 

Fruita Monument High School


2022 D51 Foundation White Iced Celebration Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Alpine Bank

Anna Rickenbach Properties

Blythe Group +co.

Butch and Pam Fisher

FCI Constructors, Inc.


MBC Grand

SCL Health/St. Mary’s 

United Healthcare

Legacy Sponsor

Community Hospital

Fidelity Mortgage

Fisher’s Liquor

Humphrey RV

Monument Health

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Student Transportation of America

Timberline Bank 


Champion Sponsor

AV Experts

Asset Engineering

Austin Civil Group, Inc.

Christi Reece Group

Colorado Mesa University

DLR Group

Drs. Anne Nederveld & Robert Frazho

Elite Events

Enstrom Candies

Grand Valley Bank

High Country Beverage


Home Loan Insurance

Janice Burtis Realtor


Marillac Health

Mike & Diana Sirko 

Superior Drywall

Snob Entertainment

The Daily Sentinel

XCel Energy

Partner Sponsor

ANB Bank

B & B Electric, Inc.

Bank of Colorado

Bighorn Consulting Engineers

Business Times

Central Distributing

Chamberlin Architects  

EC Electric

Ed Bozarth Chevrolet and Buick, Inc. 

Family Health West

Lindauer Dunn, Inc.

Mays Concrete

Monument Oil Company

Office Outfitters & Planners

Shaw Construction

WS Iron 

Hero Sponsor

ASCO Masonry

Bechtel & Santo 

Bill & Angela Christensen

Bonsai Design

Brad Feldhaus & Keira Bresnahan

Bray & Company

Current Solutions

Cyrie & Duke Wortmann

Dan & Elise Prinster 

Doehling Law, PC

Dr. Mark and Jolie Griffin

Dr. Mike and Andreya Krieves

Dr. Sean and Kristin Lynch

Drs. Andy and Amy Mohler

FCF Premium Finance LLP

GJ Tech Center, LLC

Huddleston, Berry Engineering & Testing, LLC

Mountain Racing Products (MRP)

Mountain West Aesthetics

Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.

ProSpace Interiors, Inc.

Rolland Consulting Engineers

Dr. Randy and Tricia Roman

Ryan/Sawyer Marketing

Signature Homes of Colorado

Skyline Contracting, Inc.