The Sentinel: Gateway’s Malia Jimerson awarded Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship

Recent Gateway High School graduate Malia Jimerson is one of four winners of the Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship for 2020. An academic standout and athlete in multiple sports (basketball, volleyball, track & field), Jimerson will use the annual scholarship ($24,000 total) as she attends the University of Northern Colorado. (File photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

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"Malia Jimerson never got to (officially) land the triple jump that would have put her in Gateway High School’s recordbooks, but she landed something bigger for her school and for herself.

The accomplished student-athlete and multiple-sport letterwinner — who lost her senior year in track and field due to the coronavirus pandemic — was informed late last week that she was one of four winners of a prestigious Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship.

The scholarships of $24,000 over four years get award annually by the foundation set up by former Denver Broncos player John Lynch. Jimerson, who plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado, got the joyous news online Friday."