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Education Briefs

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting parent/teacher conferences from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6. This is an excellent opportunity for GSHS parents to meet their student’s teachers and check on their child’s progress.

Congratulations to the following Glenwood Springs High School DECA students who placed at the 25th annual Glenwood Springs DECA Invitational. The team competition results were:

First place, Pine Creek; second place, Cherry Creek; third place, Rampart; fourth place, Glenwood Springs; fifth place, Lewis Palmer.

GSHS had the following individual finalists and winners in the 2008 DECA Invitational:

Savanna Cochran, first place, apparel; Meghan Cleland, second place, accounting; Abbey Barnes, second place, business services; Hartert and Hudson, second place, financial analysis team; Melissa Buchanan, second place, hotel and lodging; Jackson and Walters, second place, Internet marketing team; Michelle Stripp, third place, hotel and lodging; Snyder and Avery, third place, hospitality team; Taylor Gaddis, fourth place, quick service restaurant; Thimsen and Amato, fourth place, buying and merchandising team; Connor Riley, fifth place, retail merchandising; Lisa Weaver, fifth place, automobile services; Jenkins and Schmidt, fifth place, business law and ethics team; Travis Whitman, sixth place, sports and entertainment; Greg Orosz, sixth place, automobile services; Annie Freyschlag, sixth place, food marketing; and Piffer and Hubbard, sixth place, travel tourism team.

Parent/teacher conferences for Roaring Fork High School will be held from 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.

Alpine Christian Academy will host a Veterans Day dinner theater celebration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Christ Community Church in Basalt. A variety of soups will be available for dinner. Students from the elementary school will perform short stories from Aesop’s Fables followed by a music program highlighting patriotic songs from the Colonial days to the post-Civil War era. A presentation honoring veterans who attend the event is also included in the program.

The academy extends a special invitation to local veterans to participate in this celebration honoring their contribution to protecting and defending our nation’s freedom. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

Alpine Christian Academy is a private school serving students from preschool through high school, located on Highway 82 between Basalt and El Jebel, across from the Willits subdivision.

Call 927-9106 for a campus tour or to RSVP for the Veterans Day celebration.

The students of Glenwood Springs Middle School cordially invite veterans and the public to attend a veterans’ celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the GSMS gymnasium. Veterans are encouraged to be honored guests. Plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to register, and remain for the reception after the concert.

Please call Lorie Beattie Courier at 384-5521 to register in advance.

Sopris Elementary School invites local veterans and the community to a Veterans Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11.

For more information, please call 384-5400.

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans to recognize at the annual Veterans Day celebration. CRES students would like to know the names and addresses of veterans in the area who should be recognized at their assembly.

Students will be writing and mailing special invitations to these men and women inviting them to their assembly. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Crystal River Elementary School gym, located at 160 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

Please help CRES honor the important men and women in the community by contacting Bonnie Fischer at 384-5634 or Amber Henke at 384-5637 with names and addresses.

Holy Cross Energy will sponsor one local high school student to attend the National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 11-18, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

Interested high school students must be age 16 by June 1, 2009, and live in a household of a Holy Cross Energy member.

Interested students must submit a 500-words-or-less essay on “How To Meet The Energy Needs of Tomorrow.” Student’s name, address, phone number(s), age and Holy Cross Energy account number must be included with essay.

Essay deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

Call 947-5431 for more information. Visit for more details. Send information and essay to: Connie Overton, Holy Cross Energy, P.O. Box 2150, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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