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Bringing “Sochi to Sopris”

Every February, Sopris Elementary School holds its famous “SOAR into Reading Month,” which encourages every student to read more than they usually do. With 2014 Winter Olympics just around the corner, we are bringing “Sochi to Sopris.” We are encouraging to students to become reading athletes by challenging the whole school to read at least 600,000 minutes between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28. The Olympic Village (gym) is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in February from 7:50-8:10 a.m. for reading.



Local students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Nearly 450 students were named to Fort Lewis College’s dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average.



Local students include: Shea Courtney of Carbondale, majoring in Art – Art Option;

John Colia of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Biology – Biology for Secondary Teachers Option;

Kevin Flohr of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Business Administration – Business Administration Option;

William Fischer of Carbondale, majoring in Computer Science & Information Systems – Computer Science Option;

Mckenzie Hill of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Psychology;

Bryttnie Evans of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Sociology/Human Services – General Option;

Jenna Pearce of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Spanish – Spanish Option and Public Health – Psychosocial Health Option;

Deidre Hiles of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Spanish – K-12 Teaching Option.

Samantha Wilson of New Castle named to McDaniel College dean’s list

Samantha Wilson of New Castle has been named to the McDaniel College fall 2013 dean’s list with honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

Molly Sundeen makes the dean’s list at Gonzaga University

Molly Sundeen, a resident of Glenwood Springs, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University dean’s list for fall semester 2013. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.


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