Student Spotlight, April 29, 2013

■ Tyler Reece of Glenwood Springs, a 2009 graduate of Coal Ridge High School, will perform as John Styx in the Luther College Music Department production of “Orpheus in the Underworld,” to be presented May 3–4 at the college in Decorah, Iowa.

■ The Fruita Consumers Co-op has announced the winners of the $1,000 Co-op Country scholarships: Ellie Fagan, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, plans to attend Colorado Mesa University; and Brody Klinglesmith, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, plans to attend Colorado State University.

Also, Julia Thompson, a senior at Paonia High School, plans to attend Northeastern Junior College; Morgan Young, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, plans to attend Lamar Community College; Skyler Bittle, a senior at Grand Junction High School, plans to attend CMU; and Keenan Brune, a senior at Nucla High School, plans to attend Lamar Community College.

The scholarships are presented to high school graduates entering college with intentions to major in agricultural-related degree programs.

New Emerson seeks help with garden

Students at New Emerson Elementary School are in the beginning stages of planting a school garden and are seeking assistance from the community.

Donations of materials — trowels, rakes and hoes for 30 students are needed, as well as sponsorship of start-up plants, soil and containers, and sponsors of gardening equipment to set each classroom up with materials for every child. Items such as wheelbarrows and garden gloves are also needed, along with seeds, starter plants, stakes and string, soil, watering cans, containers, bird feeders, birdseed and gardening books.

If your business has experts in the fields of design, landscaping, gardening and science, a donation of time to help kids learn about what it takes to manage and keep a garden thriving would be welcome.

For information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) before May 1.

Meth Project wants council members


The Colorado Meth Project is accepting applications for its Teen Advisory Council for the 2013–14 school year.

Members of the council promote and facilitate peer outreach through a variety of activities in their schools and communities. Students who will be in grades 9–12 during the 2013–14 school year will be selected for this year’s council. Public and private high school students representing all Colorado counties are encouraged to apply for consideration. Each member will serve for one year concurrent with the school year from June 2013 through May 2014.

Teens interested in applying must complete an official application available online at

Application deadline is deadline is 11:50 p.m. Monday, May 6.


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