Education Briefs

Grand River Health scholarship winners
Dee Warwick |

Grand River Health awards scholarships

Grand River Health and Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association awarded 10 scholarships to students from three local high schools along with area colleges. For the first time, three of those scholarships were $2,000. Winners of the GRH volunteer/healthcare career scholarship are Sarahi Ruiz, Randi Lenard and Alexa Paniagua, who collectively have put in 325 hours of volunteering.

The healthcare career scholarship went to Braeden Paskett (Grand Valley High School), Sarahi Ruiz (Rifle High School), Jeremiah Choate (Rifle HS), Jim Coombs (Grand River Health CEO), Alexa Paniagua (Rifle HS), Randi Lenard (Grand Valley HS), Amy Santizo (Coal Ridge High School), Dania Cardenas (Colorado Mountain College), Jenny Call (Coal Ridge HS), Katelyn Shanahan (CMC) and Cheyanne Whaley (Texas Tech University). Their medical career aspirations are diverse and include physical therapist, physician assistant and radiology technician.

Annie Schmidt named to Concordia spring 2016 honors list

Annie Schmidt, a sophomore from Rifle, was among 247 students named to the Concordia University–Nebraska honors list for the spring 2016 semester.

The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.

Christa Currier graduates from Grove City College

Christa Currier is one of 595 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College on May 14. Christa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology-BS. Christa is a 2012 graduate of Coal Ridge High School and is the daughter of Paul and Cheryl Currier of Rifle.

Local students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

The following area students were named to Fort Lewis College’s dean’s list for the Spring 2016 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average.

Adjoa Hursey of Carbondale, majoring in Art.

Ariel Murphy of Carbondale, majoring in Business Administration.

Casey Hynes of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Mckenzie Hill of Glenwood Springs, majoring in Psychology.

Nathan Schilt of Rifle, majoring in Psychology.

Paul Roman of Marble, majoring in Engineering.

Victoria Schlueter of Marble, majoring in Early Childhood Education.

CMC offers hands-on science exploration workshops for children, parents

Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs will once again offer a series of workshops that open up a venue for children (fourth grade and above) and their parents to explore science together. Workshops will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. in two week increments (four sessions per workshop).

Parent-child teams will learn and apply science and math concepts while engaged in hands-on activities. Three workshops are available and focus on the following themes: designing and launching model rockets (June 6-15); constructing a working radio (June 20-29); and building and racing solar cars (July 11-20).

Workshops are held at the college’s Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Space is limited so early registration is advised. Each workshop is $60 per adult-child team. The child can be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling. Adult-child teams may register at CMC in Glenwood Springs, or by calling 945-7486.

St. Stephen Catholic School now enrolling

St. Stephen Catholic School is now enrolling students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The school offers preschool through eighth-grade classes, with an emphasis on a Christ-centered and focused environment for the whole child, rigorous academics with test scores averaging two years above grade level, and highly qualified and certified teachers. This summer there is a preschool summer program that runs June 6 through Aug. 5 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The upcoming school year begins Aug. 22 for all grades. Call the school at 970-945-7746 to schedule a tour or for more information. Visit the website at

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