Student Spotlight, Jan. 28, 2013
■ Tyler J. Palmer, a 2009 graduate of Grand Junction High School, was named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
■ Students Olivia Barrows of Palisade High School and Calvin Sheperd of Meeker High School have been selected to represent Colorado as National Youth Correspondents for the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference scheduled July 7–12 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
■ Chase Martin of Grand Junction, a 2010 graduate of Fruita Monument High School, has received an Abshire Award at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
The award will fund an upcoming research project on the interactions between the native people of the Aleutian Island and their volcanically active environment. Martin will work with Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College’s associate professor of geology, to compile data.
■ Parachute residents were honored recently at Oklahoma Baptist University: Austin Germiller and Samuel Whelan were named to the president’s honor roll, and Alexandra Whelan was named to the dean’s honor roll for the fall 2012 semester.
■ Caitlin Young of Grand Junction was among 98 students from the University of Kansas who spent part of their winter break volunteering across the nation. Young, a junior in biology and pre-med, volunteered Jan. 12–20 with the New Mexico GLBTQ Center in Las Cruces. The center collaborates with GLBTQ allies and others in rural areas of New Mexico to reduce homophobia and enrich the lives of individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or question their sexuality, through education, advocacy, support, example and collaboration.
An Alternative Winter Break counts as one honors unit for the University Honors Program, and, if taken as a class, can count toward service learning certification. Cost of participation in the program is $275 and covers transportation, housing and meals.
Bosom Buddies scholarship available
Applications for the Bosom Buddies Scholarship are available to upcoming graduates of high schools in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.
Little Daisies program for 1- to 5-year-olds
Little Daisies, a parent-child program inspired by Waldorf Education, will offer a four-week class to children ages 1 to 5 years who are accompanied by an adult.
The session is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 1–22, at River Canyon School, 730 25 Road.
Tuition is $75 and includes creative free play, hand crafts, circle games and songs, and snacks.
Call 639-0514 or email instructor Jon Rizzo at jrizzo@ rivercanyonschool.com for information.