Student Spotlight, July 7, 2014

■ Ann Guilinger of Ridgway, a student in the applied mathematics program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science in Rochester, New York, was named to the school’s spring 2014 dean’s list.

■ Ty A. Leech, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, College of Liberal Arts, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, was named to the spring 2014 semester dean’s list.

■ Navy Seaman Apprentice Jedidiah P. Hammond has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Hammond is a 2011 graduate of Central High School.

Students named to anti-drug council

Kiara Morrison and Kiyanna Maestas, both of Palisade High School; Beau Naphawan and Jose Prado Mendoza, both of Rifle High School; and Natalie Moureaux of Montrose High School have been selected to serve on the Rise Above Colorado Teen Action Council for the 2014-15 school year.

Rise Above Colorado is a statewide drug prevention organization focused on teens. The 24-member council of high school students from across the state spreads the word about Rise Above and perform community service projects.

Students were picked for the council through a competitive application process. Mendoza, Moureaux and Naphawan are returning members of the council.

Garfield Re-2 invites public to class


Garfield Re-2 School District in Rifle will sponsor Discovery Re-2, a program for community members that teaches them about the district’s operations, funding and budget, starting this August.

The yearlong program allows residents to observe classrooms, talk with district executives and learn about various district departments.

Anyone interested in participating in the program can go to to fill out a registration form or contact Theresa Hamilton at 970-665-7621 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Submit student achievement news by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502.


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