Student Spotlight, April 22, 2013

■ Sally Barnes, a graduating senior from Glenwood Springs, has been awarded Northern Arizona University’s Golden Axe Award. Barnes, a Spanish secondary education major, was among only 43 students selected for the recognition. Seniors that were selected from the nominees were honored at an awards reception April 14.

■ Marissa Molina of New Castle was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

■ Clare Margaret James of Delta was recognized April 14 in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb.

Little Daisies at River Canyon

Little Daisies, a parent-child program inspired by Waldorf Education, for children ages 12 months to 5 years, accompanied by an adult, will be offered from 9–11:30 a.m. Fridays, May 3–24, at River Canyon School, 730 25 Road.

Tuition is $75 per child. Visit or call 639-0514 for information.

Local teachers win awards


Denver-based education advocacy organization Colorado Legacy Foundation announced Friday the winners of its 2013 Ignite Innovation Challenge, an online award competition that recognizes imaginative approaches to personalized learning.

Evan Wettengal, a second-grade teacher in Denver, won the challenge and a $1,000 prize. The two runners-up in the challenge were Fruita Monument High School teacher Caleb Hicks and Kristie Letter of Peak to Peak Charter School. Hicks and Letter will receive $750 apiece.

Daniel Carlson of Fruita Monument High School and Lorena Thompson of Grand Junction High School were among five teachers who received honorable mentions in the challenge. Each will receive $500.


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