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Education Briefs

Locals graduate from Cornell College

More than 250 students graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on May 12, 2013. Among them were Alec Hynes of Glenwood Springs, who graduated with a bachelor of special studies in theatre with an additional major in religion; and Jack Bethel of Carbondale, who graduated with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and minored in political thought.

Allison Rippy named to dean’s list at St. Olaf College

Marci Sortor, dean and provost of St. Olaf College, has named Allison Rippy from Glenwood Springs to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Rippy is a biology major. She is the daughter of William and Mary Rippy.

The dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale.

Locals make Luther College 2013 spring semester dean’s list

Luther College has announced that 792 were named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list, including Clara Miller, a sophomore from Glenwood Springs, and Tyler Reece, a senior from Silt.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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

The following local students have been named to Fort Lewis College’s dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester:

Bryttnie Evans, of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Sociology/Human Services – General Option; Mckenzie Hill, of Glenwood Springs, majoring in English – Communications Option; Marissa Molina, of New Castle, majoring in Political Science; Adam Sowards, of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Music – Music Performance Option; Drew Walters, of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Biology – General Biology Option; and Kevin Flohr, of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Business Administration – Business Administration Option.

To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.

Locals graduate from Colorado College

Ruby Kimberly graduated with a degree in History/Political Science from Colorado College. Ruby is the daughter of Amy Kaiser of Carbondale, and Mark Kimberly of Penngrove, CA.

Zachary Darling graduated with a degree in Political Science from Colorado College. Zachary is the son of Kolakanta Darling of Glenwood Springs.

Claire Johnson of Carbondale makes SMU’s Spring 2013 honor roll

Claire Johnson, a resident of Carbondale and a first year at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll. To be listed on the SMU honor roll, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record.

Garfield Re-2 Summer Food Service Program

Garfield School District No. Re-2 announces participation in the Summer Food Service Program and, through this federal program, will provide meals for all children in the community (18 years of age and younger) free of charge. Meals are the same for all children regardless of national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

The program began on June 10, and will run through Thursday, Aug. 1. There will be no Summer Food Service Program on Thursday, July 4.

Meals are available at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave. Mondays through Thursdays. Breakfast is served from 9-9:30 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Adult lunches may be purchased for $3.

Yampah accepting applications

Yampah Mt. High School is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Call Marta at 970-945-9463, ext. 100, stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs or go to

Child Find for Garfield School District Re-2

Attention New Castle, Silt and Rifle parents. Do you have a child between the ages of birth to 5? Do you have questions about their development or their developmental milestones? If you do call Deb Ghan, Child Find coordinator, at 970-319-7644 or 970-665-6802.

Garfield School District Re-2 honors staff

On May 29, Garfield School District Re-2 held its annual Retirement and District Celebration to honor its employees, celebrate the school year, and say goodbye to several retiring friends.

Garfield Re-2 honors an outstanding classified employee at each building who goes above and beyond. This year’s winners of the Classified Staff of the Year include Jessica Schoeppner from Highland Elementary, Lara Glueck from Elk Creek Elementary, Sandra Portela from Graham Mesa Elementary, Julie Chavez from Riverside Middle School, Deici Chairez from Coal Ridge High School, Sharon Donohoue from the District Office, Jodi Steggall from Transportation, Karren Valenteen from Cactus Valley Elementary, Ron Andrews from Support Services, Mandy Wells from Rifle High School, Toni Barrett from Wamsley Elementary, Jennifer Robinson from Rifle Middle School, and Julie Gavito from Kathryn Senor Elementary.

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