■ Janae Norman of Grand Junction, Desiree Smith of Austin, Nishiko Thelen of Meeker and Tye Wedhorn of Parachute were named to the fall 2018 semester dean's list at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

■ Maronda D. Blankenship of Grand Junction and Tammy R. Bollinger of Olathe were named to the fall 2018 semester dean's honor roll at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

■ Phillips Buskirk of Grand Junction earned a master's degree in organizational management, entrepreneurial and economic development, magna cum laude, Dec. 14 from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska.

■ Emma Johnson of Grand Junction was named to the fall 2018 semester dean's list at the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Students nominated to military academies

Congressman Scott Tipton nominated a number of students in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District to service cademies.

The individuals met or exceeded the rigorous requirements of the respective academy and Congressman Tipton's office.

Those nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy are Garth Knutson of Cedaredge and Jake Chaffetz and Dylan Martinez, both of Grand Junction.

Nominations to the Naval Academy are Jacob Hemard of Palisade (also nominated to West Point), Shoshana Vigil of Delta (also nominated to the Merchant Marines), and MacKenzie Younker, Jessie Mello and Kaleb Teetsel, all of Grand Junction.

Junction High students plan food giveaway

The RISE program at Grand Junction High School is partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies to arrange a second food giveaway for families.

The event will be from 3:15–4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Junction High School student parking lot, 1400 N. Fifth St.

All in the community are welcome to attend. There will be a variety of foods including produce, milk and bread, and participants are encouraged to take as much as they need.

"A lot of people depend on food stamps, and it's their only way to get food," said RISE junior Isabel Castaneda in a news release

"With the government shutdown last month, it's making things really hard for those on food stamps and families with federal workers."

RISE is a college prep program at Grand Junction High for students who want to go to college but come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The first food giveaway took place Jan. 29, and students from the high school and families from the community took home 12 pallets of fruit and vegetables, potatoes, breads and milk.

Call teacher Mariah McCune at 254-6900, ext. 24287, or email mariah.mccune@d51schools.org for information.

Students may enter calendar contest

Bank of Colorado announces its 11th annual Calendar Contest that will feature artwork submitted by School District 51 students.

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The winner's artwork will be on the cover of the 2020 calendar. The first-place winners from each grade level will have their artwork featured on a page of the calendar. Monetary prizes will also be deposited into a Bank of Colorado savings account.

The deadline for entry is 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. Entries should be taken to the Bank of Colorado branch at 200 Grand Ave. Entry forms are available at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.; The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.; and at Bank of Colorado locations (200 Grand Ave. and 2903 Patterson Road).

Call Allyson Kenagy at 263-2108 or email Allyson.kenagy@bank ofcolorado.com for information.

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