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Education Briefs

The Bookcliff Conservation District is proud to announce its two scholarship recipients for 2012 for the Norman Hunt Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Annie McNeel and Kayla Hinkley, both graduating from Coal Ridge High School. Annie will be continuing her education at Northeastern Junior College in animal science, and Kayla will be attending Colorado State University in veterinary and animal science. The Bookcliff Conservation District and Virginia and Kyle Hunt would like to commend Annie and Kayla in their academic achievements.

Bookcliff CD partners with the Norman Hunt Family to offer two $1,000 scholarships for students in the district that are continuing their education in agriculture or conservation. Norm Hunt was a board member for 14 years, contributing countless hours and was instrumental in receiving several grants to assist the water users in the Silt Water Conservancy District.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is pleased to announce that Kristen Nestor of Silt is this year’s recipient of the Crime Stoppers of Garfield County scholarship. Nestor graduated Sunday from Coal Ridge High School and is planning to attend Colorado Mesa University, where she will work to earn her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology with the goal of becoming a Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is honored to award this scholarship to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Crime Stoppers citizens’ board selected the winner of this $500 scholarship being awarded in the 2011/2012 School year. The board made their selections based upon criteria including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need. Applicants were required to be full time, legal Colorado residents who planned to attend a Colorado university, college or trade school.

Jacy Webb Reynolds of Glenwood Springs graduated in Spring 2012 from McNeese State University with a master’s degree in environmental and chemical sciences.

Glenwood CavernsAdventure Park has awarded this year’s “Begin a New Adventure” Employee Scholarship to Carly Jo Bare, a 2012 graduate of Rifle High School. The scholarship, now in its fourth year, is granted based on merit, with consideration given for number of years of employment with the p9ark and dedication to its mission: making people smile.

Bare has worked at the Adventure Park since the summer of 2009, serving as an attractions attendant and a cave tour guide. She plans to attend Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison this fall.

According to Eric Brotherson, business development manager for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, “It has been a pleasure to work with Carly Jo; she creates smiles every day she works!”

Each year, to support its employees’ interests in furthering their education, the Adventure Park grants a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in pursuit of post-high school education. To be eligible, the applicant must have worked at the Adventure Park at least 200 hours during the previous calendar year. For more information about the scholarship or employment at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for next year, visit jobs-glenwood-springs-caverns. html.

Yampah Mountain High School is now registering new students for the 2012-13 school year. Call Marta at 970-945-9463, ext. 100, or go to

The New Media Camp in the Rockies, a cooperative venture between Colorado Mountain College and the True Media Foundation, is launching its inaugural residential summer program, for participants ages 16-20, at the college’s campus at Spring Valley near Glenwood Springs. Participants will learn how to tell stories using high definition cameras, field and studio audio mixers, and state-of-the-art software.

Complete information about how to apply, costs, scholarships and biographies of the instructors can be found at The deadline to register is May 31.

For more information contact Maureen Stepp at 970-947-8464.

Wayland Weatherred of Glenwood Springs earned his MS in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Sierra Grove, a 2009 graduate of Coal Ridge High School, earned a 4.0 GPA and was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2012 semester at University of Idaho. Grove, a junior, is double majoring in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Resources.

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