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!

12th Annual
White Iced Celebration

Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 7:00pm | CMU Ballroom


Beth Howard, Mt. Garfield Middle School

Brenda Pomeroy, Grand Junction High School

Brett Ellis, Nisley Elementary School

Iana Kondra Pisciotta, Dos Rios/New Emerson/Orchard Avenue

Kristy Crosby, Orchard Avenue Elementary

Laura Coulter, Wingate Elementary School

Martha Gerstenberger, BTK, Project Search

Mike Wells, Career Center

Miranda Bailey, New Emerson School


Elementary Primary Reading (K-3) 

Loma Elementary – Nicole Wimsatt, Principal


Elementary Intermediate Reading (4-5) 

Loma Elementary – Nicole Wimsatt, Principal


Elementary Math 

Lincoln OM Elementary – Randy Foster, Principal

Loma Elementary – Nicole Wimsatt, Principal


Middle School Reading 

Redlands Middle School – Scott Davis, Principal


Middle School Math 

Redlands Middle School – Scott Davis, Principal


High School PSAT 9

Palisade High School – Dan Bollinger, Principal


High School PSAT 10

Fruita Monument High School – Newt Klusmire, Principal


High School SAT 

Fruita Monument High School – Newt Klusmire, Principal

Palisade High School – Dan Bollinger, Principal


Greatest Growth in SPF Points

Broadway Elementary School – Britni Westbrook, Principal

2024 White Iced Celebration Sponsors

Celebration Sponsor- $10,000

Alpine Bank

FCI Constructors, Inc.

MBC Grand

Red Rock Auto Group

Premier Sponsor- $5,000


Community Hospital

Doehling Law

Falcon Plumbing & Heating

Grand Junction Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram


MOD Pizza

United Healthcare

Legacy Sponsor- $3,000

All Copy Products

Anna Rickenbach RE/MAX 4000

Canvas Bank

Dynamic Program Management

HCL Engineering & Surveying, LLC

High Country Beverage

Hilltop Community Resources

Home Loan Insurance

Intermountain Health: St. Mary’s Hospital

Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital

Monument Health

Rocky Mountain Health Plans a United Healthcare Company

Student Transportation of America

Timberline Bank

Champion Sponsor- $1,500

Amy & Amy and Andy Mohler

ANB Bank

Asset Engineering Limited

Audio Visual Experts

Austin Civil Group, Inc.

Bank of Colorado

B & B Electric, Inc.

Bighorn Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Business Times

Central Distributing

Colorado Mesa University

DLR Group

Dr. Alicia and Eric Swink

Drs. Anne Nederveld and Robert Frazho

EC Electric, Inc.

Enstrom Candies

Fidelity Mortgage

Grand Mesa Mechanical, Inc.

Grand Valley Bank

Kosi Events

Marillac Health

Mark Miller-Ed Bozarth Chevrolet & Buick

Pamela Blythe

ProSpace Interiors

Ruby Canyon Dental

Shaw Construction

Skyline Contracting, Inc.

Snob Entertainment

Superior Drywall, Inc.

Teddy Morse’s Grand Junction Harley-Davidson & Powersports

The Christi Reece Group

The Daily Sentinel

TLC Pipeline

Hero Sponsor- $500

Ambassador Mortgage Group

Anesthesia Consultants of Western Colorado

Angela and Bill Christensen

Aracely and Raul De Villegas-Decker

ASCO Construction, LLC

Bechtel & Santo

Bonsai Design

Cait and Brian Hill

Current Solutions

Dr. Mark and Jolie Griffin

Dr. Mike and Andreya Krieves

Dr. Teyen and Mrs. Michelle Shiao

Drs. Elvi and Justin Whiteford

Elise and Dan Prinster

Elite Events

GJ Tech Center, LLC

Grand Junction Federal Credit Union

Grand Valley Auto Sales

Huddleston-Berry Engineering & Testing, LLC

Keira Bresnahan and Brad Feldhaus

Janice M. Burtis

Jonathan and Cassie Keller

Judy Vanderleest and Andy Kelley

Juniper Family Medicine

Kulina Lani Organic Sourdough Bakery

Lindauer Dunn, Inc.

Lisa and Shane Haas

Novo Benefits CO. LLC

Mays Concrete, Inc.

Monument Oil Company

MRP- Tim and Christy Fry

Office Outfitters and Planners

Palisade Brewing Company

Peach Street Distillers

Phyllis and Leonard Little

Pizza Hut

Redlands Liquor

Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc.

Roper Music

Shawn Carstensen Hays and Will Hays

Signature Homes of Colorado

S.U.R.E., LLC Real Estate

Western Slope Iron & Supply, Inc.