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Jadelyn Hancock named to Concordia College dean’s list

Jadelyn Hancock, a 2012 graduate of the Garden School in New Castle, has been named to the dean’s list at Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minn., for the fall semester 2013. She is a sophomore majoring in art.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild scholarship winners

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild announced its scholarship winners at a reception at the Art Center Saturday evening. The winner of the Nancy Piper Memorial Art Education Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 is Rebecca Rembold of Glenwood Springs High School. The winner of the Jan Worden Continuing Art Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is Abriah Wofford of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Both scholarships are awarded to area seniors after an intense portfolio and application process.

Rebecca plans to study Graphic Design at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where she has been designated a Dean’s Scholar. She is currently a member of the National Honor Society, and she works as a receptionist at the GWS Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she worked as an intern in the marketing and design department at Grand River Health headquartered in Rifle. She has demonstrated leadership skills, participated in volunteer experiences, and was involved in many extra-curricular sports and activities during high school. Of her 10 art pieces the judges said: “evokes emotion,” “I loved every piece,” “your color choice, style, and originality are so strong!” and “outstanding.”

Abriah plans to delay college for a year and do mission work in Uganda first. Upon return, she hopes to attend an art school. She is a member of the National Honors Society and a violinist with the Symphony in the Valley. She, too, has been involved in several extra-curricular activities and sports, including cross country and track, during high school. In addition, she works many hours per week at the Crystal Club Café. The judges described her art as “strong, emotional, excellent variety” and “very talented and skilled.” Abriah lives in Redstone.

The Honorable Mention Award went to Isabel Mata, also of Roaring Fork High School.

A sampling of their portfolios can be viewed at the Art Center next to the vapor caves in Glenwood Springs along with the other entrants through April 6.

Torrey Sanson makes deans’ list at Azusa Pacific University

Carbondale resident and Torrey Sanson made the academic deans’ list at Azusa Pacific University. Sanson is honored for a fall semester 2013 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Sanson is joined by 1,774 other students receiving the same honor.

Emily McDonald nominated to Delta Omega Honorary

Emily McDonald, a longtime resident of Glenwood Springs and a 2007 graduate from Colorado Rocky Mountain School, was among five Master of Public Health student initiates into Delta Omega, Gamma Beta Chapter at the School of Public Health-Indiana University at Bloomington for 2014.

Students who were eligible for nomination in the graduating class had a GPA of 3.967 or higher, were in the top 25 percent of the graduating class, and were nominated by our public health faculty.  

Membership in the Delta Omega Honorary Society of Public Health reflects the dedication of an individual to increasing the quality of the field, as well as to the protection and advancement of the health of all people. Upon graduation from the MPH program, Emily will begin employment with the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C.

Mini College open house and fall enrollment

Children’s Mini College is hosting an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, April 1. Mini College is a part day preschool for children ages 3-6. The preschool is located in Glenwood Springs at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave., and it is currently enrolling children for its June summer camp and Fall 2014-15 school year. Come and meet the teachers, tour the school and enjoy refreshments.

Fall registration begins on Tuesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions please call Joan Chovanec at 945-2446.

Application deadline extended for Alpine Bank’s J. Robert Young Scholarship

Alpine Bank has extended the application deadline for the J. Robert Young Scholarships to March 31. Graduating high school seniors meeting the criteria of the scholarships may receive an application through their high-school counselor, online at, online at, or by visiting any Alpine Bank location.

The J. Robert Young scholarships are offered to graduates of public high schools in communities served by Alpine Bank. Two $1,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are seeking a business-related degree. Students must attend a Colorado college. Applications must be postmarked or emailed to the Western Colorado Community Foundation on or before March 31.

The J. Robert Young scholarship was established in 2008 by Alpine Bank employees and an executive committee to honor bank chairman, J. Robert (Bob) Young, on the bank’s 35th anniversary.

The scholarships are administered through Western Colorado Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to promote charitable giving, build and manage charitable endowment funds for community good, and provide grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado.

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