Student Spotlight, Jan. 21, 2013

■ Sarah Newton of Grand Junction was elected chapter president of College Panhellenic Council, representing Delta Delta Delta, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.

■ Jeremiah Riddle of New Castle was named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis.

■ Adam Pacheco and Jasmine Waples, both of Grand Junction, were named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

■ Amy Nelms of Grand Junction was named to the fall 2012 semester president’s list at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

■ Evan Jennings Duff of Grand Junction was named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list at Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Science in Waco, Texas.

■ Meredith Henson of Norwood was named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Montrose, Olathe scholarships available

■  The Montrose County Republican Women will award scholarships to female students graduating with the class of 2013 from a public, private or home school in Montrose or Olathe and who are residents of Montrose County and are U.S. citizens.

The scholarship is for women who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university of vocational/technical school this fall. Political science, government, international studies, criminal justice or law enforcement majors are preferred.

Applications are available in the guidance offices at Montrose and Olathe high schools starting Tuesday and are due by April 18.

■  Applications for the Duane H. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship are now available in the Montrose High School guidance office.

The scholarship is intended for a current Montrose High School senior who has participated in a sport for at least two years. Completed applications are due by April 12.

Prepare for College Goal Sunday


Colorado Mesa University will sponsor the seventh annual College Goal Sunday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Feb. 10 in rooms 202–204 of the classroom building at 1400 Houston Ave.

The national event aims to provide Colorado families with assistance in the financial aid process and takes place at 16 locations in Colorado.

Families will receive free professional guidance on ways to pay for college, specifically how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is a crucial step in the college planning process.

Families are encouraged to bring their 2012 federal tax records, to ensure they can work through the FAFSA during the time they have with financial aid experts. Spanish translators will be available. 

In addition to free financial aid assistance, more than $20,000 in scholarships will be given away through the College Goal Sunday program.

Go to for information and ways to prepare for College Goal Sunday.

Parents sponsor bingo to benefit band


The Fruita Monument High School Band Parents bingo group has taken over the 1–3 p.m. bingo sessions on the third, fourth and,X if there is one, the fifth Thursdays of the month at Gold Mine Bingo, 511 28 1/4 Road.

Proceeds benefit the Fruita Monument High School Band.

Call 242-1369 for information.

Seminar looks at Waldorf curriculum


Juniper Ridge Community School will sponsor a free seminar by author and speaker Rainbow Rosenbloom at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Riverside Educational Center, 552 W. Main St.

The public is invited to attend the seminar titled “Why Should We Teach Our Children Using the Waldorf Curriculum” and learn more about the new Waldorf-inspired charter school, Juniper Ridge Community School, slated to open this fall in Grand Junction.

Call 812-2353 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.


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