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Kenia Contreras (Glenwood Springs High School), Jennifer Rios (Roaring Fork High School) and Kimberly Valdez (Coal Ridge High School) are among the 14 students who received the 2017 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship to attend Colorado Mountain College. At a recent scholarship luncheon are, from left, Tabitha Harrington, Coal Ridge High School counselor; Lucy Moncada Arcila, administrative assistant, Alpine Bank’s human resources department; Debbie Lundin, assistant to the chairman, Alpine Bank; Valdez; Kent Wilson, vice president, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs; Contreras; Angela Meraz, senior vice president and branch manager, Alpine Bank New Castle; Rios; and Taylor Dunn, management trainee, Alpine Bank Carbondale.

Local students awarded Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarships to attend CMC

At the 2017 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship awards luncheon in Glenwood Springs recently, Alpine Bank executives presented 14 graduating high school seniors from five Colorado counties with scholarships to attend Colorado Mountain College for postsecondary study.

Local Alpine Bank scholarship recipients are Kenia Contreras from Glenwood Springs High School, Jennifer Rios from Roaring Fork High School and Kimberly Valdez from Coal Ridge High School.

To be considered for these specialized scholastic awards, students must be of Latino/Hispanic descent, classify as an in-district student, have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need, among other criteria.

Each renewable scholarship — which equals $2,200 a year — helps to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for two years at Colorado Mountain College. Alpine Bank has been awarding scholarships to qualified students since the program began in 1996 and, to date, has financed more than 200 scholarships.

This year's scholarship recipients and their respective high schools are Viridiana Cruz Angeles (Summit), Jose Javier De La Cruz (Basalt), Kenia Contreras (Glenwood Springs), Javier Duran (Aspen), Diana Loera (Eagle Valley), Fabiola Lopez (Rifle), Daniela Lujano (Steamboat Springs), Daisy Ordonez (Grand Valley), Mauricio Ortega Zuniga (Battle Mountain), Jennifer Rios (Roaring Fork), Guadalupe Alvarez Ruiz (Summit), Julie Tellez (Red Canyon), Jesus Terrazas (Eagle Valley) and Kimberly Valdez (Coal Ridge).

Catherine McMahon named to St. Mary's dean's list

Catherine McMahon of New Castle was named to the Saint Mary's College dean's list for the spring 2017 semester. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary's, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

Hadley Schmueser named to Savannah College of Art and Design 2017 dean's list

Hadley Schmueser of Rifle has been named to the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, with a 4.0 GPA for the 2017 Spring Quarter.

Zachary Loving named to 2017 spring semester dean's list at Luther College

Zachary Loving of Silt, a junior at Luther College, has been named to the 2017 spring semester dean's list.

Luther College's spring 2017 dean's list includes 743 students; 56 first-years, 146 sophomores, 210 juniors and 331 seniors. To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

Laura McDermott named to College of Saint Benedict dean's list

Laura McDermott, daughter of Kevin and Teresa McDermott of Glenwood Springs, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2017 spring semester at the College of Saint Benedict. McDermott is a junior nutrition major at CSB. To be included on the dean's list, students must have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points (A, B, C, etc.) are awarded. Students included on the dean's list cannot have any "unsatisfactory" or "incomplete" grades for that semester.