■ Natasha Weimer of Grand Junction was initiated recently into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is pursuing degrees in foreign languages and international studies at the United States Air Force Academy.
■ P.E.O. Chapter IP of Battlement Mesa presented its 2018–19 education scholarships to area students. Sabree Coombs, a senior at Grand Valley High School, will receive a $1,000 scholarship at the school's awards ceremony on May 22. Coombs will study nursing at Colorado Mesa University.
Faith Novess, a senior at De Beque High School, will receive a $500 scholarship at the school's graduation ceremony May 25. Novess also will study nursing at Colorado University in Colorado Springs.
■ The Fruita Consumers Co-op has selected three students to receive Co-op Country scholarships. The scholarships are presented to high school graduates entering college with intentions to major in agricultural-related degree programs.
Fruita Monument High School senior Shyanne Draper won the $4,200 Co-op Country Agriculture Future of America scholarship ($3,200 academic scholarship plus $1,000 for the AFA leader's conference); Mesa Valley Community School senior Sydney Camp received a $4,000 Co-op Country Academic; and Palisade High School senior Justin Gumone received a $3,500 Co-op Country Academic Scholarship. All three plan to attend the University of Wyoming.
■ Area students have been named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars. The four-year scholarship includes all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient's choice (full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses).
The students are Josue Acevedo, Central High School, who will attend Colorado School of Mines; Caleb Frazier, Delta High School, who will attend Denver University; Paola Ortiz Venzor, Coal Ridge High School, who will attend the University of Colorado; and Solana Teitler, Roaring Fork High School, who will attend CU.
Central cadets place at state
Central High School JROTC Warrior Battalion Cadets placed at the state drill meet April 27 in Denver.
The meet included 24 teams competing in individual and team events. The Central Varsity With Arms Team, commanded by Cadet Capt. Kaitlyn Shaw, took third place; the Central Varsity Without Arms Team, commanded by Cadet Sgt. David Capps, took eighth place; and the Central High School 38th Royal Color Guard Team, commanded by Cadet Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Johnston, took fifth place.
Johnston also took sixth place, and Cadet 1st Lt. Elizabeth Clink took 15th place out of more than 300 other cadets in the Individual Drill Down event.
The students began working last August to prepare for the competition.
A number of the cadets are participating this weekend in the 2019 Pikes Peak Regional Raider Challenge at Fort Carson. It's a physical fitness competition with strength and conditioning events for teams and individuals.
Orange & Black earns honors
The Grand Junction High School Orange & Black newsmagazine earned high honors in the National Scholastic Press Association national best of show competition at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Conference last month in Anaheim, California.
The Orange & Black placed ninth in Best of Show for Special Edition Coverage for reporting on the deteriorating condition of the high school. Its website, oandbnews.com, placed third in Best of Show Websites (Small Schools).
Three students earned individual honors in the deadline writing competitions that took place on site. Senior Riley Lovato earned Honorable Mention in the Law and Ethics Write-off; sophomore McKenna Bryant earned Honorable Mention in the News Writing Write-off; and junior, Callie Shea, earned Excellent in the Sports Writing Write-off.
More than 1,200 students competed in the deadline contests.
River Canyon hosts May Faire
River Canyon School will host a May Faire event from 1–3 p.m. today at the school, 730 25 Road.
There will be games and crafts, a puppet play, silent auction baskets, baked goods and desserts and a maypole dance.
Cost is $10 per child, cash or check only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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