Gabrielle Partch places third in essay contest
Gabrielle Partch placed third within the Colorado Mountain District for the Elks National Americanism Essay Contest. She was honored May 8 in Mr. Buirgy’s eighth-grade classroom at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Kathy Yost, exalted ruler of the Glenwood Spring Elks Lodge, presented Gabrielle a $50 check, certificate and an American flag. The theme of the essay contest was “Why is it important to vote?”
Torrey Sanson graduates from Azusa Pacific
Torrey Sanson of Carbondale graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied exercise science on May 6, 2017, and joined approximately 1,700 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.
Sarah McCutchan makes Spring 2017 dean’s list at Belmont University
Sarah McCutchan of Rifle qualified for the Spring 2017 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Sierra Martin named to Eastern Mennonite University dean’s list
Sierra Dawn Martin of New Castle has been named to Eastern Mennonite University’s dean’s list for the Spring 2017 semester. Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a semester GPA of at least 3.75 with no withdrawn, incomplete, or failing grades for 12 semester hours of standard grades.
Rifle Thrift Shop scholarship winners
The Rifle Thrift Shop announces its 2017 scholarship winners:
Rifle High School: Keria Sanchez, Luis Perez, Julissa Salido, $500 to Samantha Ross
Coal Ridge High School: Timothy Ghan, $500 to Maria Anchondo
Grand Valley High School: Austin Walck, $500 to Daisy Ordonez
GSHS student wins Aspen Rotary Club’s speech contest
Sixteen Roaring Fork Valley teenagers participated in the Rotary Club of Aspen’s second annual Extemporaneous Speech Contest. McKinley Mueller from Glenwood Springs High School won the first place award of $1,000. Second place went to Sophia Mitchell from Aspen High School who took home the $500 prize. Chloe Brettmann, also from Aspen High, won the third place $250 prize. Students from Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale also participated.
The students were allowed 30 minutes to select a topic from among six different questions, use their cell phones to research the topic, determine their position and write notes on their supporting arguments before presenting their five-minute dissertation to the five judges. Thirteen Rotarians and friends acted as judges and the support team.
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