Student Spotlight, Sept. 18, 2017

■ Johan Mall, a student at Central High School, completed the first month of his CareerWise Colorado apprenticeship with School District 51, following a career path in technology.

■ Gretchen Kowalczyk, a Palisade High School student, completed the first month of her CareerWise Colorado apprenticeship with the Western Colorado Community College, following a career path in advanced manufacturing.

Eclipse glasses being sent to Asia, Africa

Seventh-graders at Orchard Mesa Middle School are accepting donations of eclipse glasses to redistribute to underprivileged students in Asia and Africa in advance of a solar eclipse that will be seen there in 2019.

“As a seventh-grade, we had an awesome time learning about and viewing the solar eclipse and now want others to be able to do the same,” wrote seventh-grade ELA teacher Olevia Shafer in a news release.

“We are teaming up with Astronomers Without Borders to collect glasses that will be redistributed in Asia and Africa for their 2019 eclipse.”

The next solar eclipse in Colorado will not be viewable until 2024.

Eclipse glasses can be given to any student in School District 51 schools, or can be dropped in a donation box located at Mesa County Libraries branches through Oct. 20.

For information about the redistribution through Astronomers Without Borders, go to

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