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Education Briefs

Submitted Elementary after-school quilting: The Highland Elementary After School Program Quilting Class proudly displays its quilts. Pictured are Sergio Gomez, Angel Varela, McKenzie Diaz, Kirstyn Folmer, Sarah Wallace, Masi Smith and Estafania Galaviz.

The following local students received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado following Fall 2007 commencement ceremonies Dec. 14-15.

Shanti Mae Gruber, BME, music education, Glenwood Springs

Christopher Allyn Rey, BS, earth sciences, Glenwood Springs

Colorado Rocky Mountain School has hired Carolyn Hardin as its director of development, giving the independent college-preparatory school an experienced leader who has raised more than $20 million in grants and donations in her career.

Hardin has filled roles at several Roaring Fork Valley health and human services institutions. For 11 years she was executive director of Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, heading program implementation and administration. Her board appointments have included chairwoman of Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, and she was chosen “2006 Woman of the Year” by the town of Carbondale for her work in the nonprofit community.

CRMS is located at 1493 County Road 106, one mile from the Highway 133/7-Eleven traffic light.

For more information, contact Jeremy Simon at CRMS at 963-2562.

Glenwood Middle School will celebrate the achievements of art students on Thursday, Jan. 17. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and then visitors will walk around the school to see the artwork. Please bring your little artists to help give kudos to middle school artists.

Chelsea Strautman of Glenwood Springs graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego Dec. 16, 2007.

Strautman earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication and Spanish. She has accepted a position as an associate in government relations with Erin Silver LLC in Denver.

Her parents are Eric and Carolyn Strautman of Glenwood Springs. Strautman is a 2003 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) invites prospective students, parents and nearby residents to visit the school’s Carbondale campus Monday, Jan. 21, during Community Visit Day.

Visitors can learn what makes CRMS such a rewarding and distinctive college-preparatory schooling option. Observe classes, meet students and teachers, and tour CRMS’s 300-plus-acre campus near the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers. Activities start at 8:30 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. Prospective students and parents may schedule an afternoon interview (must be prescheduled) by calling 963-2562.

CRMS maintains a distinctive, rigorous curriculum that incorporates academics, arts, athletics, physical work, community service and wilderness experience, and sends 100 percent of its students to competitive colleges. Financial aid is available.

CRMS is located at 1493 County Road 106 in Carbondale, one mile from the Highway133/City Market traffic light. For more information, or for directions to the campus, call 963-2562 or visit

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