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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted PhotoSt. Stephen's School in Glenwood Springs celebrated a month-long American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart educational program with a 'Jump-a-Thon' on Feb. 24.
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St. Stephen’s School in Glenwood Springs celebrated a month-long American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart educational program with a ‘Jump-a-Thon’ on Feb. 24. Physical Education teacher Debbie Cook said all the students in the school participated in learning to jump rope for a strong healthy heart, along with being educated on how the heart works and what it takes to keep your heart healthy for your lifetime. The students learned the motto “Eat the right stuff, move around enough, and live tobacco free.” The “Jump-a-Thon” fund raiser for the American Heart Association was a great success and students and the Physical Education Department will receive prizes and athletic equipment for their pledged funds. For the month of February the 150 plus students at St. Stephen’s honed their jumping skills with The Property Shop Realtors helping turn ropes every Wednesday. Each week the improvement for each student was evident and the anticipation for the ‘Jump-a-Thon’ grew. All classes jumped during their class times in the “Jump-a-Thon” from 8:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. – the ropes never stopped turning except for a short break for lunch. Janelle Rhoton, a partner at The Property Shop, said the kindergartners were so excited and their skills improved each week until they jumped with all their hearts to fulfill their pledged contributions. Cook and Mrs. Powell, physical education teachers, are so proud of each student’s accomplishments and are already looking forward to next year. Thank you to the teachers, friends and family who contributed to the “Jump-a-Thon” fundraiser and those who helped with all aspects of program especially parents, friends and The Property Shop who turned ropes so each student had the best opportunity to jump for heart health.

FBLA District 9 Leadership Conference (DLC) was held recently. Glenwood Springs High School attended the event for approximately 600 students at the convention Center in Grand Junction.

The experiences presented to the FBLA members at the 2010 DLC were both educational and fun. There were a number of workshops that included: Internet Safety, Developing and Exercising Your Financial Health, and Professional Communication and Appearance. Glenwood Springs High School had 19 members that attended DLC.

Eight members qualified for State. The members that qualified for State are: Allison Brown, Public Speaking 2; Randy Burbidge, Sports Management; Erin Burk, Intro. to Business Communications and Intro to Business; Alida Eide, Digital Video Production; Lyndsay Fangman, Personal Finance; Nicole Kontour, Marketing; Kellsie Stewart, Digital Video Production; and Cheyenne Witherell, Job Interview.

Teeny Jeung Memorial Health Sciences Scholarship

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary offers four scholarships in memory of Teeny Jeung, a longtime nurse at Valley View Hospital. Any local high school student who has been accepted into a health sciences program at a college or university is eligible to apply for these scholarships. These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors only. All completed applications are due Friday, April 16, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships Committee. For further information and applications, call Becca Schickling, volunteer coordinator at 384-6656.

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary Health Sciences Scholarship

VVHA has established a Health Sciences Scholarship for persons entering or continuing with studies in the medical field. Two scholarships will be awarded to students planning to pursue a career in the health sciences. Any person wishing to study or to continue studies in the medical field is eligible for this scholarship.

All completed applications are due Friday, April 16, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships Committee. For further information and applications, call Becca Schickling, volunteer coordinator at 384-6656.

Valley View Nursing CMC Scholarship

The Valley View Auxiliary sponsors four scholarships each year through Colorado Mountain College. CMC administers the qualifications and awards the scholarships to persons continuing their education in the nursing field. Only students accepted into the CMC Nursing Program are eligible for these scholarships. For information regarding these scholarships, including applications and deadlines, call the CMC Foundation at 947-8355.


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