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CRMS honors students

Colorado Rocky Mountain School held graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 5. This year Michael Colangelo of Carbondale won the Community Award, the highest distinction CRMS bestows. This is the third year Colangelo has won the award. Taro Tomisawa of Japan won the Academic Excellence Award.

In addition to these internal awards, Andrew Maser of Fort Collins, Megan White of Denver, and Rachel Sibley of Alpine, Texas, were named Commended Students in the 2004 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The members of the CRMS class of 2004, the 51st class to graduate from the independent school, are Hilary Anderson, Greg Bartlomiejczuk, Kang Woo Chun, Michael Colangelo, Jimmie Cotton, Ericka Crampton, Ross Dillon, Katrina Dorman, Dylan Ferry, Forbes Fisher, Dave Foster, Kara Frias, Jason Fuller, Vanessa George, Ryan Gilman, Caitlin Hague, Tricia Harutun, Nelson Harvey, Lila Hemsell, Tyler Henderson, Woo-Sun Hong, Kaelin Kiesel, Gil-Hwan Kim, Elly Krueger, Andrew Maser, Lauren McCoy, Jessica Meister, Colton Miller, Vallee Noone, Daisuke Numazawa, Michael Olenick, Hee Chul Park, Celeste Powers, Ben Sellers, Sonam Sherpa, Rachel Sibley, Cody Smith, Andrew Still-Baxter, Miyako Sugaya, Sarah Tate, Taro Tomisawa, Ali Wade, Jesi Walton, Lisa Weir, Megan White and Seung-Won Yum.

Plebe no more

Midshipman Christopher Black, son of David and Toni Black of New Castle, made the Dean’s List at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for the spring semester, with a 3.6 GPA. Chris marked completion of his Plebe year with participation in the Academy’s traditional climb of Herndon Monument, which was covered top to bottom with 200 pounds of lard by upperclassmen.

The goal of the climb is for the entire class to work as a team to reach the top of the 21-foot obelisk and replace a Plebe “Dixie cup-shaped” cap with a regular midshipman’s cover.

Chris is a 2003 graduate of Rifle High School.

Paige Elizabeth Flentge

Jennifer and Doug Flentge of Glenwood Springs welcomed Paige Elizabeth Flentge into the world on April 27, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Paige’s big brother, Reed, and her grandparents, Mary Browning of Glenwood Springs and Robert and Dorothy Flentge of Christopher, Ill., all joined in welcoming her.

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