Student Spotlight, March 19, 2012

■ Elliot Britvec of Palisade High School, Lexi Evoniuk of Central High School, Terence Burcume of Grand Junction High School and Asa Graf of Fruita Monument High School were recognized as January students of the month by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction.

Gregory Tarman of Palisade High School, Lauren Karp of Central High School, Amy Achsner of Grand Junction High School and Kaitlin Lewis of Fruita Monument High School were recognized as February students of the month.

The club recognizes students for academic achievement and community service.

■ The second Stars of Tomorrow talent show, sponsored by Grand Valley/Parachute Kiwanis Club, was March 7 at Grand Valley High School.

The show’s winner of the $500 prize was Grand Valley Middle School student Jonathan Smith, performing on piano.

Other winners were Gabrielle Colemen, Grand Valley Middle School, on piano, $300, and Katilynn Keeling, Grand Valley High School, vocal and piano act, $200. Grand Valley Middle School students Jason Carrassco, Mickey Carpenter, Emily France, Alyssa Grajalez, Kylee Tucker and Tye Wedhorn performed a skit and won $100.

The winner can advance to the Kiwanis District Show in April in Fort Collins.

■ Power to Learn, Optimum’s nationally recognized education initiative, announced 10 Palisade High School student winners for the Delete Cyberbullying poster contest.

The contest encouraged students to create a poster prompting friends and classmates to “click with kindness.”

Student winners are Justin Ray, Melissa Maldanado, Phoebe Stoye, Faith Gibson, Lindsey Doris, Gary Honda, Rebecca Scroggins, Ricky Quintana, Lauren Restivo and Brianna Alias.

Scholarships available

■ The Mike Bamford Foundation will award two $1,000 college scholarships to Mesa County graduating senior golfers.

Apply online at For information, visit your high school counselor or call Kelly at 261-4471.

Application deadline is March 31.

■ The deadline to apply for Grand Valley Educational Foundation scholarships is April 19.

There are four scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 available to Grand Valley High School seniors who will attend college or vocational schools in the fall.

Applications and information are online at


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