■ Nicole Twardowski of Grand Junction earned a bachelor's degree in biology, honors and magna cum laude, May 18, from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.
■ Rachel Cruz of Grand Junction earned a bachelor's degree in religion and medieval and Renaissance studies June 15 from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
■ Area students graduated in May from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Bo Douglas Mello of Grand Junction earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, cum laude; Grace Elizabeth Nelson of Grand Junction, a bachelor's degree in music education, instrumental music, cum laude; Kellyn Diane Alexander of Montrose, a bachelor's degree in social work, cum laude; and Cody Temple Rice of Rifle, a bachelor's degree in history.
■ Samuel Stavole-Carter of Grand Junction earned a master's degree in library and information science from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
Tech Expo scheduled July 22 at R-5
The public is invited to attend School District 51's Tech Expo 2019 from noon–5 p.m. July 22 at the R-5 High School Summit Complex, 455 N. 22nd St.
Students and teachers will showcase information on the ideas and successes from their school campus, while also demonstrating the imaginative and unique ways technology plays a role in K12 classroom learning.
More than 100 students are involved in the expo.
Call 254-5105 for information.
School supplies needed to Stuff the Bus
The annual Stuff the Bus school supply donation drive is underway through Aug. 5 at Mesa Mall.
Anyone with new school supplies to donate to local children can drop them off at the white activity bus parked in the middle of the mall. All donated supplies will be distributed to local schools that will get the supplies to the families who need them most.
According to School District 51, "nearly half of the students live in households that meet federal income requirements for free or reduced-price school meals and shopping for school supplies can be a daunting task."
Parents who are in need of supplies can request them by talking to the office staff at their child's school.
Suggested items to stuff in the bus are No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper, graph paper, glue sticks, scissors, rulers, pocket folders, three-ring binders and erasers.