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Education Briefs

In collaboration with CMC and its Spring Valley Campus, District 5470 Rotary clubs are again hosting this youth leadership camp for freshman, sophomore and junior high-school students in the Western Colorado region. The Rotary clubs are accepting applications from interested students. The deadline is April 30. Please contact GSHS counseling office for application information. Both current student leaders and students with potential for future leadership are encouraged to apply.

Crystal River Elementary School’s Kindergarten Information Night will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Child care will be provided.

Tours to observe kindergarten classes are also available. To schedule a tour or for more information, please call 384-5620.

College scholarship deadlines are fast approaching, and generous donors have created many for students attending Colorado Mountain College. These range from funds earmarked for specific CMC locations or courses of study, to those available collegewide. Applications are due by March 31 to qualify for scholarships for next fall. Application materials are available at any CMC site or online at

More information is available through the CMC Foundation at 947-8355.

Spring has officially arrived, and it is time to start thinking about how you will spend the coming warm months. At Colorado Mountain College, you can take credit for your summer.

The summer semester at your local CMC campus begins the week of May 12. A list of classes will soon be available in the CMC course schedule and online at


Whether you want to start a new career or sharpen your current skills, or are returning home from college elsewhere for the summer and need to take a few core classes, CMC’s summer semester has something for you. At 11 convenient locations on the West Slope, CMC offers learning for life.

The Zach Schwartz College Scholarship Fund was started by friends and family members of Zach to carry on his memory. Zach lived in Silt, and was a student at Coal Ridge High School. He died in 2006.

This scholarship will support Western Colorado students who have earned a high school GPA of at least 2.5 and who capture Zach’s essence by demonstrating a positive attitude and strong commitment.

This year, up to four scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each. All applications with essays must be received on or before April 15. Applicants’ essays describing “What winning the Zach Schwartz College Scholarship would mean to me” should not exceed 500 words.

Application and essay can be submitted online at If application is submitted on paper, essay must be submitted also by e-mail. E-mail: scholarship@; mail: Desiree Carpenter, 738 N. Seventh St., Silt, CO 81652; or Mike Cox, P.O. Box 902, New Castle, CO 81647. Winners to be announced by May 1.

The Colorado State Patrol is accepting applications for the 2008 Youth Academy. The Youth Academy is designed to assist the development of future leaders for the state of Colorado, focusing on teaching high school juniors and seniors leadership skills. The cadets will become familiar with basic elements of the Colorado State Patrol Academy, such as defensive driving and shooting skills. Many former cadets have gone on to careers in the law enforcement field and the military.

Applications are due March 7. Call 945-6198 to contact the local Colorado State Patrol office for applications.

Western Rockies Federal Credit Union has applications available for four $1,000 scholarships, three of which are for degree-granting programs at higher education schools in Mesa, Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. The fourth scholarship may be applied toward a degree-granting program at a higher education school anywhere in Colorado.

The scholarship application may be obtained at school counselor and financial aid offices, and the Clifton, Grand Junction or Rifle branches of Western Rockies Federal Credit Union. The application deadline is May 1.

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