Student Spotlight, Sept. 23, 2013

■ Samantha Oman, a 2013 Montrose High School graduate, is the recipient of the annual Montrose County Republican Women Scholarship, established in 2010. Oman plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in elementary education. This scholarship was established through fundraising projects and donations from members.

Youth invited to join council

Montrose area students ages 14 to 18 who have a desire to get more involved in their community are invited to join the city of Montrose Youth Council.

Initiated in 2011 as a means of encouraging greater youth participation in the city’s government, the council is charged with actively advising City Council with thoughtful recommendations on issues concerning youth and assisting city staff in considering youth perspectives in their planning efforts. It also provides youths with opportunities to give back to their community in the form of community service projects. 

Members must have and maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or greater. Members serve one-year terms and may reapply until they graduate from high school.

Members are appointed by the City Council after a review of candidate applications and interviews. Interviews will take place at the regular City Council meeting Oct. 16. Applications are available at, at Montrose City Hall, 433 S. First St., or by calling 240-1420. 

Deadline to apply is 6 p.m. Oct. 3.

Financial education grants


Western Rockies Federal Credit Union has announced the availability of grants for classroom projects and events that teach aspects of financial education. The grants range from $50 to $500.

Those eligible to apply are Mesa County and Garfield County K-12 public, private and charter-school classroom teachers.

Deadline is Nov. 15. Applications are available at the credit union branches on North Avenue and in Fruita, Clifton and Rifle.

Call Deborah Scenters at 243-2437 or email


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