Student Spotlight, Dec. 23, 2013
■ Sixteen Central High School Speech and Debate Team members won a speech and debate tournament Dec. 14 in Ouray.
Central High students Mateo Parsons, Nathan Levingston, James Shreve and Wyatt Hurt won their events, and students Ben Gurka and Alissa Ehlers placed second in their events.
Six Western Slope teams competed in the tournament.
■ Areas students were among about 900 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees Dec. 13–14 during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
The students from Clifton are Angela Booher, Traci Heifner and Amber Wagner; from Grand Junction, David Davison, Andrea Rascon and Stephanie Wilson; from Montrose, April Dunn; from New Castle, Taylor Bosworth and William Brandes; from Paonia, Brittani Venard; and from Whitewater, Tamara Wells.
■ Stacey Kembel of Grand Junction graduated Dec. 14 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.