Student Spotlight, June 24, 2013

■ Virginia Barak of Grand Junction was named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

■ Zachary Darling of Glenwood Springs,received a degree in political science, and Kimberly Turano of Grand Junction received a degree in dance and history May 20 from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

■ Samantha J. Wilson of New Castle was named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list with highest honors at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.

■ Tyler Reese of Glenwood Springs received a bachelor’s degree in music summa cum laude, and Sydney Cook of Meeker received a bachelor’s degree in nursing summa cum laude May 19 from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

■ Tyler Pollock of Grand Junction was named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at Ashland University at Ashland, Ohio.

■ Mindi K. Thurmon, a 2008 graduate of Fruita Monument High School, graduated May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

■ Several area students graduated April 27 from Fort Lewis College in Durango: from Glenwood Springs, Emily Gentry, Samuel Kaup and Lukas Lubchenco; from Grand Junction, Logan Hartle and Joseph Helzer; from Hotchkiss, Charles Wecker; and from Cedaredge, Ashley Wenner.

Student youth summit near Black Hawk

Grand Valley area high school students ages 14–18 are invited to participate in a Youth Stewardship Summit Aug. 1–4 at the Pickle Gulch Campground near Black Hawk. 

The outdoor summit is sponsored by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization that engages thousands of youth each year in outdoor volunteerism and leadership.

The students will join other youth from throughout the state to participate in activities focused on environmental ethics, leadership skill-building, outdoor volunteer service and outdoor recreation. Participants can earn up to 20 community service hours through projects such as habitat restoration, trail work and invasive weed removal.

There will also be an opportunity to win cash prizes by sharing creative project ideas that help get the next generation of stewards engaged in caring for Colorado’s outdoors.

The event will be supervised and led by skilled staff and adult mentors.

Space is limited. To apply, email Fran Parker at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 244-3031 to request an application. A $15 fee covers transportation to the campground, all meals, and activities. Deadline for applications is July 12.

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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