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Six Yampah Mountain High School students were awarded a Fast-Forward scholarship for a total of $26,500. From left, Donna Holley, college advisor YMHS; Madison Scott; Jackie Araiza; Noah Peterson; Paul Bushong, Fast-Forward scholarship committee; Rabecca Sirotek; Nef Garcia; and Jenny Garcia.
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Grand River Health medical career scholarships

Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association and Grand River Health have awarded 10 scholarships to students from each of the three local high schools, along with area colleges. Winners of the $2,000 GRH Volunteer/Healthcare Career scholarship are Makenna Pruett (homeschool/CMC) and Rylie MacLaughlin (Rifle High School). Pruett and MacLaughlin collectively put in almost 1,000 hours of volunteering at Grand River Health facilities during the past four years.

The $1,000 Healthcare Career Scholarship went to: Kayla Dinkel (Colorado Mesa University), Jessica Orosz (Grand Valley High School), Daisy Ordonez (GVHS), Aaron Hosack (RHS), Sydney Wells (RHS), Kaitlyn Harlow Coal Ridge High School), Taylor Boone (CMU), Dana Kotz (CRHS), Pruett and MacLaughlin.

Gross graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

Foster K. Gross, son of Eric Gross and Laurel Lamont of Carbondale, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 26, 2017, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chinese and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. Ens. Gross is a 2013 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

At the academy, Ens. Gross was a member and Co-Captain of the USNA Ski and Snowboard Team.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. Following graduation, Ens. Gross has been assigned to the Naval Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia, where he will continue studies and training. Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy has graduated more than 83,000 men and women including one president, 21 members of Congress, five governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize winners, 52 astronauts, and 4,000 admirals and generals. The Naval Academy currently has more than 4,400 men and women who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state in the union.

GSMS students study Native Americans

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School have spent the past quarter researching different Native American tribes. A huge shoutout to the Aspen Historical Society for coming and speaking to the students about belonging to the Ute Tribe. The culmination of student individual research was building a diorama that demonstrated the top 20 cultural aspects of their tribe. Students showed off their work during an in-school expo on March 10. Thanks to all who came to support the students.


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