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Education Briefs

Four high school graduations are scheduled for this weekend.The graduating classes from Bridges High and Yampah High School will receive their diplomas on Friday at Sunlight Mountain Resort.The Yampah ceremony is set for 10 a.m., followed by Bridges at 4 p.m.On Saturday, the Class of 2008 for Glenwood Springs will have its ceremony at 4 p.m. at the high school football field. Earlier on Saturday at 1 p.m. Roaring Fork will send off its graduating class.

Symphony in the Valley has awarded the Jon Madsen Memorial Scholarship to two graduating seniors in the orchestra.Nuala Del Piccolo, Basalt High School valedictorian, and Annie Tempest, Roaring Fork High School valedictorian, each received a $1,000 scholarship from the orchestra. Nuala plays in the horn section of the orchestra, and Annie plays with the first violins and performed her senior concerto at the orchestra’s Mother’s Day weekend concerts.Nuala will attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Annie will attend Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.The scholarship was first awarded in 2000 in memory of Jon Madsen of Grand Junction, the orchestra’s founding conductor.For more information, visit

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Please call Rachel at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive, Glenwood Springs.

Parents interested in a strong academic education with religious instruction, solid discipline and a family-oriented atmosphere are invited to contact St. Stephen’s Catholic School for potential registration for fall enrollment. Interested parents may call 945-7746 and ask for Dr. Tom Alby, principal, to discuss registration.

Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is proud to offer a series of 2008 scholarship programs for Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) employees and other local individuals pursuing health careers. These scholarships provide assistance with tuition and other related expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs, conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars. Included in these are Education Scholarships (for continuing education), The Audrey Owings Memorial Scholarship for EMT, Nursing Scholarships and the Dr. Rodney E. Kirk Memorial Scholarship.For more information on AVMF scholarships, visit or call 544-7371.

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