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Basalt Middle School was recently selected as a finalist by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Educators (CAMLE) as a School to Watch. A national honor sponsored by the Middle Level Educators Association, each state is responsible to select high performing middle schools across the country that can then share their successful practices with others. In addition to making presentations around the state, Schools to Watch also holds a national convention in Washington, D.C., to recognize outstanding schools and outstanding educators.

Accordingly to Jeremy Voss, principal of Basalt Middle, “A group will be here for a site visit sometime in the coming weeks to learn about what we do well. If we win the distinction, BMS will get state and national level recognition for the awesome results our students have achieved.”

McKenzie Kuhn of Glenwood Springs has been honored with placement on the dean’s list at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., for the fall 2011 semester. Kuhn, a member of the Class of 2015, is pursuing an undeclared major.



To earn dean’s list honors, a student must complete at least three graded courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Samantha J. Wilson of New Castle has been named to the McDaniel College fall 2011 dean’s list with highest honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.



Callie S. Schlegel of Silt and of Breanna Lee Richardson of Glenwood Springs were named to the University of Wyoming’s 2011 fall semester academic dean’s honor roll. The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

New Castle resident Paige N. Groves, a freshman nursing major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s dean’s honor roll for the fall 2011 semester.

Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the president’s honor roll. Those who achieved a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69 are listed on the dean’s honor roll.

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary offers four scholarships in memory of Teeney 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 by 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships committee. For further information and applications, please call Annalise Appel, volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656 or visit the Valley View Hospital website to download an application.

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 13, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships committee. For further information and applications, please call Annalise Appel, volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656 or visit the Valley View Hospital website to download an application.


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