Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

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Michael Black

Roaring Fork High School senior Michael Black was the recipient of the Jack Roberts Memorial Scholarship presented by the Redstone Art Foundation. The award for $1,500 will go to further Michaels education at Fort Lewis College. Michael states that he is the type of person who loves to create things with my hands. My artistic style varies from day to day. Some days it can be very realistic, and other days I enjoy doing quick, loose sketches more than trying to make something look extremely life-like. From beautiful furniture to photos, paintings and, yes, even a pumpkin, Michaels artwork displays diversity and creativity that the Redstone Art Foundation committee found refreshing. The Jack Roberts Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to an outstanding art student from Roaring Fork High School who plans to pursue a minor or major in art in college.Roaring Fork High School sophomore Savanna Phibbs was awarded a tuition scholarship for the Redstone Art Foundations figure drawing workshop to be taught by Ida Burnaman in July. Savanna shows a real passion for drawing and potential to become a professional artist, and the Redstone Art Foundation is pleased to be able to help her on this journey.

Daniel Ives, 2004 Roaring Fork High School graduate, recently completed his studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dan graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science and concurrent Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Energy and the Environment.Proud parents Wayne and Jo Ives took Daniel, his girlfriend, Jess (who also graduated with a masters in engineering), and their other son, Clayton, to Costa Rica for a week to celebrate the accomplishment.

Congratulations to Nathan and April Chiarell of Glenwood Springs. Their daughter Ashlynn Lee Chiarell was born May 9, 2009. She weighed 6.1 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches tall. Proud grandparents are Carey and Robin Cox of Grand Junction, and John and Rayma Chiarell of Bangor, Me.

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