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Education Briefs

Glenwood Springs High School senior Kari L. Nesbit has been named a Commended Student in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2007 competition by taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Nesbit is one of 34,000 students recognized across the nation.

The public is invited to learn more about Colorado Mountain Colleges nursing program at either of two open houses at Spring Valley. The first open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15; and the second will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 28. Both will be held at the Calaway Academic Building at the Spring Valley Center, 3000 County Road 114. For more information, please call 947-8257. To find out more about CMCs nursing program, go to

Rifle High School is performing Rogers & Hammersteins musical Cinderella at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16; Friday, Nov. 17; and Saturday, Nov. 18. A special Night of the Arts will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, including dinner, art show, musical selections as well as the play. Please call 625-7780 for more information or advance purchase of tickets.

This years Basalt High School fall play focuses on melodramas. The Inventors Daughter and Run to the Roundhouse Nellie will be the highlights of the dinner theater performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18. The dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m., will be hosted by the BHS National Honor Society. The first melodrama will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a short intermission/dessert, and the second melodrama will begin at 7:45 p.m. Each melodrama runs approximately 30-35 minutes.

Carbondale Middle Schools commitment to on-site educational opportunities brought the seventh-grade class to Mesa Verde National Park at the end of September.Students had the opportunity to explore the ruins, hike the Petroglyph Trail and explore the Anasazi Heritage Center, an interactive museum. The students ground corn, wove, threw spears with atl-atls and made seed pouches. Not only did the trip allow students to apply their social studies, science, and math knowledge, it also provided real-life skills as students camped together, worked in teams to cook their meals, and participated in camp activities.

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