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. 

Call 254-6850 for information. 

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.

Call local coordinator Sara Voorhees at 260-0203 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit for information.


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