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Help Colorado Rocky Mountain School seniors rebuild the Gulf Coast at “Fat Friday,” a Feb. 8 dinner at CRMS. The benefit Cajun dinner will raise money for a Class of 2008 post-Katrina relief effort.

Advanced-purchase strongly encouraged, and tickets are available at Sounds Easy, Glenwood Music or CRMS. Please arrive for dinner between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction of student-made crafts, will fund travel expenses for the senior class’s March Interim trip to Pearlington, Miss., where they will work to revitalize a Gulf Coast community informally adopted by Roaring Fork Valley relief efforts.

The Fat Friday menu includes peel-and-eat shrimp, gumbo, hush puppies, cornbread, steamed red potatoes, and New Orleans praline pie, prepared under the supervision of kitchen director Fiona O’Donnell-Pax, formerly of Russets.

The dinner precedes another major CRMS fundraiser, MountainFilm on Tour, which takes place at 7:30 pm that evening and Saturday, Feb. 9, at the CRMS Barn. Attendees can attend both the dinner and the Friday MountainFilm screening.

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

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is accepting applications to award four-year undergraduate scholarships to qualified students who have lost a parent to breast cancer.

Basic information about the Komen Scholarship program and online applications can be found at http://www.komen. org/grants under “Awards and Scholarships.” Applications are due Feb. 1.

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting scholarship applications now through March 31, for the 2008-09 school year. The foundation provides scholarships for post-high-school education to children whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.

The selection committee strives to provide an award to every student who qualifies. Since its inception in 2000, the Pinnacol Foundation has awarded $585,000 to 112 students for college, trade school and other professional training. Award amounts vary; the average scholarship is approximately $3,000 for one year. Students can reapply each year for up to five years, or until they reach age 25.

To qualify, a student must be the natural child, adopted child or stepchild of a worker killed or seriously disabled in a compensable work-related accident while employed by a Colorado-based company, regardless of insurance carrier. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, the severity of the parent’s injury, academic achievement, letters of recommendation and a personal essay.

Scholarship applications can be obtained by visiting http://www.pinnacol. com/foundation or by calling Elizabeth Starkey at (303) 361-4775.

Highland Elementary presents the Re-2 Staff Talent Show Dinner and Entertainment with dinner starting at 6 p.m., and the showing starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. This production is a fundraiser for the annual Mesa Verde trip for fourth grade.

Hansen Nordsiek of Glenwood Springs, a junior majoring in physics, earned a straight-A average and made the dean’s list at Michigan Technological University.

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