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Faces of the Firsts

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Steamboat Springs High School graduate Joe Dobell’s parents were stricken with the “Yampa Valley Curse,” after his dad, John, left college in Wyoming after two years to become a full-time skier and contractor in town. Photo by John F. Russell

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Savannah McKendrick will be the first in her family to go to college, where she’ll study under Colorado Mountain College’s photography program in Glenwood Springs. Photo by John F. Russell

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Arlo Lott graduated from Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat with his bachelor’s in sustainability studies, one of the four-year degrees offered at the college. Lott is the first in the past 100-plus years in his family lineage to walk the stage at a college graduation. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

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After seeing her parents live a life of tight budgets, Hunter Anderson knew college was her way out. The 2014 Steamboat Springs High School graduate will attend Colorado State in the fall. Photo by Audrey Dwyer

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Emilee Tritz’s motivation to go to college is simple: her family hasn’t, so why not be the first? She has aspirations of being an actress or cosmetologist and will attend CNCC in the fall. Photo by John F. Russell

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Katie Huselton has dreams of being a teacher, but in order to get her degree to do so, she’ll be the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School on June 7 and is enrolling at Colorado Mesa. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

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Soroco High School graduate Lexi Jonas knows what being independent feels like. But even though she’s experienced in being on her own, she’ll be making history in her family when she goes to CNCC in the fall as the first in her family to attend college. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

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Steamboat Springs High School teachers Pat Slowey, Sandy Conlon and Steve Moos lived in an academic era decades removed from their students. But as first-generation college students themselves, Slowey, Conlon and Moos all can relate to what it takes to be their families’ first bachelor’s-degree earners. Photo by John F. Russell

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Emilee Tritz’s motivation to go to college is simple: her family hasn’t, so why not be the first? Photo by John F. Russell

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