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From left, Jackson Sargent ($1,000), Christian Duncan ($1,000), Kaitlyn Harlow ($3,000), Exalted Ruler Kathy Yost and Past Exalted Ruler Steve Williams. (Not pictured, Timothy Ghan ($1,000))
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Elks award scholarships

The Glenwood Springs Elks Club awarded $19,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the District in 2017. Of the total, $6,000 was presented to four seniors at a ceremony at Coal Ridge High School by Exalted Ruler Kathy Yost and Past Exalted Ruler Steve Williams. Yost took the opportunity to tell the assembled audience about the BPOE Elks’ mission of supporting veterans, youth and their communities. Scholarship money comes from Thursday night bingo at the lodge and other fundraisers. Nationwide, Elks lodges give out more money in scholarships than any other not-for-profit fraternal organization.

Connor Bailes named to Spring 2017 dean’s list at Marietta College

Marietta College’s Connor Bailes of New Castle has been named to the Spring 2017 dean’s list.

Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.74 is recognized as a dean’s list student for that semester.

Jacqueline Larouche receives degree from Georgia Tech

Jacqueline Larouche of Carbondale has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

GSHS student earns scholarship from Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $76,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 58 Colorado students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. This year, Kelly Tran from Glenwood Springs High School was one of the recipients, earning a $1,000 scholarship.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students.

Local students named to Wheaton College (Ill.) dean’s list

Gabrielle Coleman of Parachute and April Phinney of Redstone were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

Dean’s list honors are earned by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

MacKenzi Johnson named to University of Nebraska-Lincoln deans’ list

MacKenzi Johnson of Glenwood Springs has been named to the deans’ list at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

Johnson, a sophomore biological systems engineering major, was named to the dean’s list for the College of Engineering.

Jalyn Carlson receives Trustee Award at Coastal Carolina University

Jalyn Carlson, of Silt, is one of 20 Coastal Carolina University graduates to receive a $5,000 bonus Trustee Award for earning a degree a year early. This is the first class to successfully complete the program. Carlson’s degree was a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education.

CCU’s board of trustees established the award in 2014 to encourage students to accelerate their academic experience, completing what would normally be a four-year degree in three years and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years. The award is available to all first-time freshmen entering Coastal Carolina University. All degrees at CCU require 120 credits to complete regardless of the time it takes to complete them.


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