Student Spotlight, May 6, 2013
■ Abbygail Campbell, who will graduate this spring from Paonia High School, was awarded a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture and a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award for the 2013–14 academic year at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.
■ Daniel Moore of Fruita presented “Spatial Analysis of Wildfires in Colorado” on April 16 at Concordia University’s third-annual Research Symposium in Seward, Neb. The symposium gave students the opportunity to present personal research and advanced projects.
Independence opts to make a change
Independence Academy Charter School conducted its fourth annual Change for Change drive April 8–18 and collected more than $2,800 for the American Cancer Society.
Students and community members brought in their “spare change” to donate to the fundraiser and a total of $2,873.93 was collected.
Because the total exceeded the goal of $2,600, one of the staff members agreed to shave his head and dress as the school’s mascot, the Phoenix. A shaving ceremony and school assembly took place Thursday and included the presentation of a check to an American Cancer Society representative.
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Host families sought for students
Education, Travel and Culture, a nonprofit education and cultural exchange program, is seeking host families for international teenagers who will attend school in Grand Junction during the fall 2013 semester.