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Local dancers bring home gold from 24 Seven Dance Competition

Fifteen students and three dance teachers from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts attended the popular and highly competitive 24 Seven Dance Convention and Competition in Denver recently and came home with six medals. Congratulations to young dancers Megan Quinn and Skylar McLaren for their gold medal winning music theatre piece “Dancin’ Dan,” choreographed by Christina Brusig, and to Bailey Barnum for her tap solo “Treasure,” choreographed by Barnum with minor adaptations by Brusig.

In addition to winning two gold medals and four high silver medals (which are three points from gold and eight points from silver) in the dance competition, students took classes with some of the finest dancers in American dance. They were particularly excited about dancing with “tWitch,” a hip-hop dance legend, as well as other accomplished dancers from the New York City Dance Alliance.

Wilde a book award finalist

Glenwood Springs author Debbie Wilde is a finalist in the 2013 USA Best Books Awards sponsored by USA Book News. “The Sustainable Nonprofit: 10 Strategies to Grow a Successful and Exceptional Organization” received finalist honors in the social change category. The book cover art is an original work by Glenwood Springs artist Denise Reynolds. Wilde uses lessons learned during her tenure as the executive director of local nonprofit YouthZone to provide guidance for other leaders. While the book provides lessons for nonprofit leaders, readers repeatedly remark that the lessons are universal and the book is an easy and valuable read for anyone. “The Sustainable Nonprofit” is filled with local names and stories and is available at valley bookstores.

Rachel Maison makes CSU dean’s list

Congratulations, Rachel Maison, 2012 Glenwood Springs High School graduate, for making the 2013 fall dean’s list at Colorado State University. She is majoring in wildlife conservation biology. Mark and Suzy Maison are very proud.


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