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Education Briefs

Yampah Mt. High School is accepting new students for the 2011-2012 school year. Contact Marta for more information at 945-9463, ext. 100.

Lilla Safford Smith ’11, of Carbondale, was among more than 700 students from Union College who made the annual dean’s list.Safford Smith, a mechanical engineering major, is a 2007 graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School.To be named to the dean’s list, Union students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the academic year and meet certain other requirements.

Registration for fall semester classes at Colorado Mountain College is under way. Classes start the week of Aug. 29, and additional classes start throughout the semester. Full schedules – including credit classes – for the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley locations are no longer being mailed out. Instead, paper copies of the schedule are available at college centers at 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, or 3000 County Road 114 in Spring Valley (south of Glenwood Springs). You can also browse online for classes at education schedules that list noncredit classes will still be mailed to residents in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale in mid-August.Colorado Mountain College offers a variety of certificate and degree programs, including two new bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies. The college also has many noncredit classes for lifelong learners, including new workshops in art, cooking, software skills and special interests. Additionally, support is available for people wanting to take their GED, learn English or prepare for college-level courses.For more information about programs, classes or registration, visit your local campus or call 963-2172 in Carbondale, 945-7486 in Glenwood Springs or 945-7481 at Spring Valley.

The Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge #65 AF & AM is pleased to announce the recent scholarship awards to Walter Gorra and Sam Robison, graduates of Glenwood Springs High School. Sam Robison is the recipient of the Masonic Lodge #65 Scholarship for $1,500, and Walter Gorra is the recipient of the Ralph R. Sample Masonic Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.Christine M. Murphy will be recognized for her outstanding accomplishment in education. Christine has been an inner-city educator for most of her 30-year career and has worked in some of the most troubled neighborhoods in Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she has taught K-12, coached soccer and basketball, and was dean of students. She was recently celebrated as one of the founders of the Christo Rey Jesuit High School where she was assistant to the president and recruiter. Chris was a second grade teacher at Cactus Valley in Silt and is now teaching at Western Community College in Grand Junction.A presentation dinner will be held Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave. That time will also become the new meeting time for the lodge activities on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Shonna Partain of New Castle has received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Western Governors University.Elks announce scholarship winnersThe Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge #2286 is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. The Elks were able to grant more than $20,000 to 16 students from Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork high schools. The award to Cheyenne Witherell was made possible by the Elks National Foundation through the Colorado Elks Association and is given to the student who best fits the criteria our local awards are based on. Glenwood Springs HSCheyenne Witherell, $1,000, Colorado Elks AssociationShaylor Kendrick, $2,500, Perpetual Fund William Pelland, $1,500, Perpetual Fund Christian B-Aragon, $1,000, Local #2286Mariah Martin, $1,000, Local #2286Clara Miller, $1,000, Local #2286Alexander Pototsky, $1,000, Local #2286Samuel Robison, $1,000, Local #2286Ryan Buchanan, $ 500, Local #2286McKenzi Caple, $ 500, Local #2286Kevin Flohr, $ 500, Local #2286Kelsie Holmberg, $500, Local #2286Roaring Fork HSNikole Burns, $2,500, Perpetual Fund Celsea Clingan, $1,500, Perpetual Fund Samantha Belcher, $ 500, Local #2286A one time only award in memory of Kenny Cline was also given to:Shaylor Kendrick, $2,500 William Pelland, $750Whytny Coller, $750 (GSHS graduate)

Eric Everett of Glenwood Springs was among those honored at the Virginia Tech spring commencement ceremony held May 13 in Cassell Coliseum. Everett received a Master of Science degree in biomedical and veterinary sciences from the College of Veterinary Medicine.Realtor association awards scholarships to area seniorsThe Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) is pleased to announce the following area graduates are the recipients of the association’s annual scholarship awards:Ryan Lake and Mackenzie Cole, Bridges High School; Brandon Bates and Christie Harju, Coal Ridge High School; Isah McKenzie, Clara Miller and Sam Robison, Glenwood Springs High School; Nicholas Sanferrare and Eryn Paskett, Grand Valley High School; Taylor Boone, Rifle High School; and Sonia Cortez and Coral Froning, Roaring Fork High School.Funds for the scholarship awards are raised through the association’s annual golf tournament. Supporters of this event enable the GSAR Scholarship Fund to offer up to $10,000 annually to deserving students graduating from each of the high schools located in Garfield County. This year’s tournament is Aug. 26 at Rifle Creek Golf Course and is open to the public. To register a team call 945-9762.

Hannah Gilmore of Carbondale recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Gilmore earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design with a minor in interior design.

Registration for new students of Rifle High School is under way from 9 – 11 a.m and 1 – 3:30 p.m.Call Kathy Terry 665-7765 to schedule an appointment.

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