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Jose Sanez is among 2014 Class of Daniels Scholars

Jose Sanez from Glenwood Springs High School has been named a 2014 Daniels Scholar. Sanez is a Pre-Collegiate Program student.

The Daniels Fund announced the names of 166 graduating Colorado seniors whose exceptional character, leadership and commitment to giving back to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.

Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and the program covers the expenses that remain after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied. This includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other educational expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer.

Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2015 are encouraged to visit this fall to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

SGM announces scholarship winners

Congratulations to Erin Schuckers, Andrew Schied, Paul Roman and Henry Southway, the 2014 winners of the Steve Westhoff Scholarship sponsored by SGM. These students will receive $1,000 each to apply to their upcoming school year.

Erin Schuckers, a recent graduate of Grand Valley High School, will be entering Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs to study environmental science in the fall. Andrew Schied, a recent graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, will be attending Colorado School of Mines in Golden to study environmental engineering. Paul Roman, a recent graduate of Roaring Fork High School, will be studying engineering at Fort Lewis College in Durango. And for a second year in a row SGM awarded a scholarship to Henry Southway, who is finishing his first year at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, where he is studying industrial engineering. The scholarship interview committee was struck with their enthusiasm, passion for engineering, creativity and their commitment to each of their communities. SGM wishes them all the best and are confident they will succeed in their college endeavors.

In September 2001, SGM was saddened by the death of Steve Westhoff, a field engineer and SGM employee of two years. Steve’s integrity, humor and vast technical knowledge were an inspiration to SGM and many clients. In 2002, SGM renamed their scholarship in honor of Steve and the qualities he embodied as a person and as an engineer.

Carbondale native named to Centenary College spring 2014 dean’s list

A total of 163 Centenary students, including Carbondale native Jacqueline Argueta, have been named to the dean’s list for spring 2014. The honor list names all students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade during the spring semester.

Celsea Clingan of Rifle named to Hofstra University dean’s list

Celsea Clingan of Rifle, a senior majoring in exercise science, has excelled during the Spring 2014 semester, earning a spot on the dean’s list at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Junior Achievement awards scholarship

During Glenwood Springs High School’s Scholarship Night, Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley board member and Alpine Bank Senior Vice President Dan Niedbalski presented graduating senior Rebecca Rembold with a $1,000 scholarship in honor of more than 100 JA volunteers who teach classes throughout our valley. The annual scholarship is sponsored by FirstBank.

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 in Rifle. She has demonstrated leadership skills, participated in volunteer experiences, and was involved in many extra-curricular sports and activities during high school.

Rebecca Carcaterra named to dean’s list at St. Olaf College

Rebecca Carcaterra of Glenwood Springs has been named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester. Carcaterra is an English major. She is a graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and the daughter of Steven Carcaterra and Rachael Carcaterra. The Dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale.

Bryn Phinney Named to Wheaton College dean’s list for Spring 2014

Wheaton College (Ill.) student Bryn Phinney of Redstone was named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester.

Dean’s list honors are earned at Wheaton 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.

Alexander Pototsky graduates from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts

Alexander Pototsky graduated with Distinction from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts on May 21. Alex received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing, with a concentration in screenwriting. A recipient of the Founder’s Day Award for graduating with a 3.85 GPA, a two-time Manus-Salzman scholar, and the 2013 Helbein Fellow in Dramatic Writing, Alex graduated in three years. He was a 2011 graduate of GSHS. Alex is the creative director of Broadway theatrical production company WitzEnd Productions.

Samantha Jean Wilson of New Castle graduates from McDaniel College

Samantha Jean Wilson of New Castle graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology during the 144th commencement on May 24, 2014, at McDaniel College in Maryland. Wilson also is the recipient of The Charles W. Havens Award and The Alumni Citizenship Award.

Summa cum laude is awarded for a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher.

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