Student Spotlight, April 10, 2017

■ Central High School junior Taylor Johnson is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders scheduled June 29–July 1 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The honors-only program is for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Johnson was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Colorado, based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

■ Morgan Zanski of Grand Junction and Shannon Rhodes of Whitewater received associate’s degrees during the Dec. 17 fall 2016 commencement ceremony at Adams State University in Alamosa.

■ Matthew Ness of Grand Junction was named to the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

■ Gabrielle Coleman of Parachute performed in “Confessions,” the annual spring dance show presented by Zoe’s Feet Dance Ministry, a ministry for dancers at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

CMU students receive scholarships

The Wayne M. and Julia E. Aspinall Foundation awarded scholarships to Colorado Mesa University students:

■ Crystina Meador, political science major, Westminster, Aspinall Scholar, $8,000

■ Kaitlin Senko, history major, Grand Junction, Traylor Scholar, $6,000

■ Wyatt Starc, political science major, Conifer, $4,000

■ Kaitlin “Kricket” Adleman, history, secondary education major, Grand Junction, $2,000

■ Tabor Anderson, criminal justice major, Cedaredge, $2,000

■ Natalie West, criminal justice major, Plano, Texas, $2,000

■ Carson Pipher, history, secondary education major, Paonia, $2,000

■ Elizabeth Watts, political science major, Gypsum, $2,000

■ David Anderson, history, secondary education major, Longmont, $1,000

■ Jessica Trujillo, social work major, Arvada, $1,000

■ Katie Kreiger, social work major, Brighton, $1,000

Community Knowledge Bowl planned


The Grand Junction High School Academic Team will host its annual Community Knowledge Bowl fundraiser from noon to 
4 p.m. Saturday at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

The event features a friendly, Jeopardy-style competition between businesses and community members and a silent auction that is open to the public.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Community Knowledge Bowl. Proceeds will help the Grand Junction HIgh School team travel to two national competitions this spring.

Those interested in competing can email GJHS Academic Team Coach Coady Shawcroft at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit for information.

4-Hers can receive project assistance


Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn and Krohn, LLP will offer two $150 scholarship awards to assist Mesa County 4-H students ages 8 to 18 with their projects.

To be eligible, students must be nominated by an adult 4-H leader (other than a relative or guardian) age 21 or older, and participate in an interview with a committee to discuss their 4-H project. Scholarship funds must be invested in the student’s 4-H project (supplies, raising livestock, etc.)

Deadline to apply is May 1. To submit a nomination or for questions, e-mail attorney Annie Murphy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Paper dolls show teacher appreciation


In anticipation of Teacher Appreciation Week May 1–5, the School District 51 Foundation, the District 51 School Board, and the Mesa Valley Education Association (MVEA) are sponsoring a Teacher Appreciation Promotion during April.

Parents and community members can purchase a $10 paper doll, in honor of a teacher, online at You can write an optional personal message to the teacher before the paper dolls are delivered to the teachers May 1–5.

Proceeds will go to technology purchases for students and professional development for D51 teachers.

Submit student achievement news by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to 734 S. Seventh St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501.


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