Students show their musical talents |

Students show their musical talents

Recently, Rifle hosted the 2005 Solo and Ensemble Contest. Students earning “superior” and “excellent” awards will receive medals from the Colorado Music Educators Association in recognition for their performances.St John Middle School Instrumental MusicSuperior awards:Curtis Smith, Sam Whelan, Alex Whelan, Brandon Norvell, Brooke Gardner, and Jacquelyn Lee.Excellent awards:Trish Rebel, Alex Whelan, Alesha Siebe, Sam Whelan, Alex Whelan, Taylor Dillon, Jacquelyn Lee, Katlyn Majkut, Levi Rodreques, Trevor Stubbs, Chelsae White, and Steafen Wolff.Grand Valley High SchoolInstrumental MusicSuperior awards:Megan Johnson, Shannon DeVrieze, and Taylor Hendricks.Excellent awards:Shannon DeVrieze, Lindsay Levine, Dani Gonzales, Maria Lough, Leslie Langston, Shari Heikkila, Billy Hendricks.Grand Valley High SchoolVocal MusicSuperior awards:Nicole Arrowood, Amanda Gunter, Taylor Hendricks, Justin Munyer, Heaven Barrett, Cody Twamley, Jessica Kelsey, Chantelle Andres, Rochelle Morrison, Matasha Segretto, Bridgett Nelson, and Dani Gonzales.Excellent awards:Traci Smyth, Chantelle Andrews, Amanda Gunter, Taylor Hendricks, Andrea Doudy, and Nicole Arrowood.The instrumental music program at Grand Valley High School is looking for music mentors. If you are willing to share your expertise and talent, please call Mr. Van Merritt or Mrs. Barbara Lenard at Grand Valley High School, 285-5705.District 16 had a fine showing at the Western Colorado Science Fair at Mesa State College March 4 and 5. St. John Middle School students Kelsey Satterfield and Kortney Korber both received second place awards. Grand Valley High School students Amanda Gunter, Nicole Arrowood, and Heriberto Corona all received third place awards. GVHS student Dani Gonzales received a first place award, five special awards, and qualified for participation in the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair which will be in Fort Collins in April.Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals – you made us all proud at the state basketball tournament.Learn CPR for your cats and dogs at an American Red Cross class. The class is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19. The cost is $45, due at time of registration. Class size is limited, so register early.It’s once again time for Easter egg dyeing with Fran. Kids up to 8 years old can dye eggs from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Activity Center. Bring a container to carry home your goodies. The cost is $1 per child.Authors Harry Bennett and Hal Terrell will be on hand at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Activity Center. Bennett is the author of “Apes to Astronauts,” and Terrell is the author of “Heroes Among Us.” Books will be for sale at the reception.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or e-mail her at

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