Student Spotlight, April 7, 2014

■ Daniel Hogue of Fruita and Jeffrey Hansen, Stacey Kembel and Daniel Russell, all of Grand Junction, were named to the fall 2013 semester academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.

Wittrock chosen My Favorite Teacher

Redlands Middle School teacher Clayton Wittrock was named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest.

Wittrock, nominated by Sierra Raines, was chosen from 11 entries received at the store, 2451 Patterson Road, and will be recognized at an event at 6 p.m. April 17 at the store.

Raines, who wrote the winning essay, will also be recognized during the ceremony.

Runner-up in writing competition


Qadira Eshelbrenner, a fifth-grade student at Northside Elementary School in Montrose, was selected one of 10 runners-up for the Scholastic Reading Clubs’ Jeff Kinney & Dav Pilkey Story Smashup Contest. 

Nearly 9,000 U.S. students submitted writing samples for the contest. Students in Shelly Keefer’s fifth-grade class at Northside watched a webcast that featured “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney and “Captain Underpants” author Dav Pilkey creating the first six panels of a story. Students then added to the story by creating their own three-panel ending that included both the narrative and illustrations. 

Each of the 10 runners-up will receive a 20-book collection of graphic novels from Scholastic.

Head Start enrollment fair scheduled


Rocky Mountain SER Head Start will sponsor a Spring into Education Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at 2897 North Ave., with the goal to bring awareness to RMSER’s Migrant Head Start and Head Start Programs on the Western Slope. 

RMSER has partnered with several community agencies to provide a fun-filled day for the families who will also have the opportunity to enroll their children into the Head Start and Migrant Head Start programs, and receive information on services provided by the partnering agencies. 

Head Start will enroll children ages 3–5 for the 2014–15 school year, and Migrant Head Start will enrolling children ages 6-weeks to 5-years-old for the 2014 school year. 

Call 243–9318 for information.


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