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Contributed PhotoRFHS & CRMS Students Coming Together Students from Roaring Fork High School and the Colorado Rocky Mountain School joined together for a fun day of activities April 20 on the CRMS campus for a first Annual Field Day. Students ate lunch and had opportunities to play tennis, soccer, volley ball, ultimate frisbee, basketball and other activities together. CRMS seniors Eduardo Salvidrez and Wes Stokes, from the CRMS student government, have been working with RFHS Principal Clifton Colia and CRMS Head of School Jeff Leahy to coordinate events giving the two schools' students opportunities to interact with one another than on the sporting field. Last month CRMS students organized a community dance at the Carbondale Third Street Center and then the Field Day. Next, a movie night is planned for the end of the year at RFHS.

Colorado Mountain College trustees, administrators and faculty met with many of the state’s congressional delegation and attended the 2012 Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., in February. Nearly 1,000 community college trustees, presidents, students and other advocates converged in the nation’s capital for the annual Association of Community College Trustees summit. The nonprofit educational organization of governing boards represents more than 6,500 trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States and elsewhere. The Colorado Mountain College delegation heard speakers talk about issues facing community colleges at the national level, networked with their counterparts and met with Colorado’s elected officials and staff to update them about the college, said the college’s senior vice president, Dr. Jill Boyle. Among issues discussed were the college’s programs, including recently added bachelor’s degrees, and federal financial aid for students, she said.

There’s still time to register 4- to 6-year-olds for children’s mini college June summer camp. The registration deadline has been extended to May 13. There will be field trips, art, science and plenty of time to play. Children can attend for one week or all four weeks in June. Summer camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call the school at 945-2446 for more details.

Marissa Molina, of New Castle, was honored with the Outstanding Freshman/Sophomore in Political Science for the 2011-12 academic year. Molina’s major is Political Science.

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