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The Students Helping Our Community Club (SHOC) of Glenwood Springs High School recently distributed $8,000 to four local nonprofit organizations at a reception held at the Aspen Community Foundation office in Glenwood.

Grants of $2,000 each were awarded to Animal Rescue Foundation, Sustainable Settings, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and the Third Street Center for nonprofits in Carbondale.

SHOC will continue to raise funds through various projects next school year to continue its grant program in 2010. The club will accept new grant proposals in the fall.

Prescott College is pleased to announce that Lisa Anne Trich, a resident of Glenwood Springs, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in human development on June 6, 2009.

The college’s community-based bachelor’s program allows students to continue to live and work in their home communities with the guidance of local advisors and mentors while completing their degree. Prescott College offers a resident B.A. program at its main campus at 220 Grove Ave. in Prescott, Ariz.

EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. awarded scholarships to two recent high school graduates, Michael Larsen of Coal Ridge High School and Derek Witt of Grand Valley High School, for “their exceptional scholastic achievement, stalwart community involvement and commitment to work toward a career in the oil and gas industry.”

Both students earned $2,500 annually for up to four years, totaling $10,000 for their college education.

Larsen plans to study applied science and manufacturing technology cluster-welding at Mesa State College. A member of the wrestling team at Coal Ridge, Larsen also serves as an assistant wrestling coach at the local middle school.

Witt plans to study chemical engineering at Colorado State University. He is a four-year academic letter student and member of the Grand Valley basketball team. He serves his community by helping younger children learn to read through the Read-N-Lead program.

EnCana’s four-year scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating student in each school district within an EnCana area of operation who plan to pursue a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics, or at a technical or trade program associated with the oil and gas industry.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) is looking for top-quality applicants interested in being a high school exchange student for the academic year 2010-11. Local Rotary clubs interview and sponsor students abroad in this renowned program. Foreign Rotary Clubs host the student, providing volunteer host families, schooling and monthly stipend. Informational meeting to be held in May. Interested students/parents please contact Rotary District RYE committee member Trish Kramer at 945-9874.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2009-10 school year. Please call Molly at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs.

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