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Education Briefs

Submitted PhotoMichaelea Kennedy sings "Child of This World" during a performance at Sopris Elementary. "It Starts with Me!" was written, produced and performed by SES fifth-graders.

Sara A. Kurz, of Carbondale, daughter of Jonathan Kurz and Carol Hamilton and a 2005 graduate of Basalt High School, was named to the Bucknell University dean’s list.

Eric Bryan Whiting of Glenwood Springs was among 151 Colorado students named in The University of Wyoming spring semester academic dean’s and freshman honor roll.

Alison Conway graduated from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., May 13.

Conway, a 2003 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, majored in psychology and is the daughter of Anne Dakin of Glenwood Springs.

Tess Jankovsky, daughter of Melissa and Rob Jankovsky of Glenwood Springs, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in Central American culture and society from Colorado College on May 21. Jankovsky was awarded the Mary Alice Hamilton Award in Biology at Colorado College’s honors convocation May 8.

She is a 2003 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Jankovsky currently is in the process of applying to medical school, and hopes to spend a year traveling and working.

Caitlin Conway, daughter of Granville and Siobhan Conway of Glenwood Springs, has received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Mesa State College. Caitlin is a 2003 graduate of CU-Boulder.

Prescott College is pleased to announce that Noreen Steiner, a resident of Glenwood Springs, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Prescott College’s community-based distance Bachelor of Arts program in Transpersonal Psychology, on April 2, 2007.

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture has partnered with Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts, Colorado Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Holy Cross Cattlewomen’s Association, CSU Cooperative Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide a weeklong workshop for educators from June 18-29 in Rifle. Teachers will earn two continuing education credits from Colorado State University.

This workshop will focus on fun and creative ways to integrate food and fiber topics with academic curriculum to reinforce the Colorado Content Standards. Educators will learn about the local heritage from farmers and ranchers who make their living on the land. Irrigation methods, local crops, alternative farming and ranching will be addressed, with several field trips.

Scholarships are available. This class is filling up fast, so call 945-5494, ext. 101, for a registration form or go to

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