Escalante students shine in Denver competitionThe Escalante Band was awarded fourth place and a good rating when they performed for Music in the Mountains in Denver on May 13.
Some of the highlights from the competition:
7th-grade choir received third place and an excellent rating.8th-grade choir received second place and an excellent rating.7th-grade orchestra received first place and an excellent rating.8th-grade orchestra received third place and a superior rating.Lily Smith won a vocal soloist award for her solo in a “Les Miserables” medley.Casey Reed was recognized with a violin soloist award.Tyllor Ledford of FFA awarded scholarshipTyllor Ledford, a member of the Durango High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National FFA Organization.
The National FFA Organization and Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,791 recipients.
This was made possible thanks to the generosity of 116 sponsors. Tyllor’s scholarship was sponsored by Built Ford Tough/Durango Motor Company.
The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs.
Haley A. Stencel named to law school’s dean’s listHaley A. Stencel of Durango was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.
To qualify for the law school dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while taking at least 10 credit hours of coursework.
SCCC graduates nearly 150 at May 15 ceremonySouthwest Colorado Community College graduated the following students May 15 at a ceremony at the Fort Lewis College Concert Hall:
Associate of Arts: Felicia Arredondo-Perez, Hannah Avery Aut, Kelly Helene Coleman, Carol Ann Cunefare, Megan Margarita Curtis, Dennis K. Dicicco, John Wilder Flatt, Elizabeth Michelle Greene, Jason Patrick Haley, Jenny Lynn Heckmann, Tazbah Jackson, Kailee Jo Jones, Deborah Kaye Kelroy, Lynden Dianne Mantlo, Dearle Ann Ricker, Sharay Amorina Rock, Ryan Michael Romero, Natelle Rae Theresa Thompson and Josie Marie Worrall.Associate of Science: Anna Maria Bousquet, Stephen Ryan Kasdorf, Jessica Elisabeth Morgan and Kellian Somerhaze Valerio.Associate of General Studies: Ashley Nicole Bochinclonny, Zachary Ryan Frizzell, Ksenia Mari Fury, Deagan Nicole Kennedy, Rustle Lee Smithson, Michael Rudolph Somrak and Travis Hart Wolfe.Associate of Applied Science: Natalie Beth Aiken, Paul Edward Albert, Melissa Ann Bailey, Nori Begay, Randa Michelle Bentsen, Kathryn J. Bucher, Cary Colleen Campbell, Steven Donald Chiarito, Robert James Cordalis, Brittani Coury, Renee Lynn Cox, Lucrecia Patricia Damp, Norman Ramon Dehm, S. Talise Dow, Jesse Garrett Eads, Kortney K. Fenity, Francesca Breana Ferlita, Jennifer L. Gaddis, Raymond J. Gallegos, Ernest Garcia, Kyley Shay Gomez, Ashley Marie Goodall, Kimberly Amber Gunderson, Jennifer Stein Hamilton, Joseph Sotero Hernandez, Felicia Hubbell, Robin Brown Jensen, Aubrey Kimmel, Justin Laursen, Barry Scott Livingston, Virginia L. Manzer, Kelly Marston, Casie Amanda McAteer, Shaun Meek, Jennifer Lynne Ortenzio, Crystal A. Perz, Raleigh Claire Peterson, Julianna Mae Powers, Nancy Reno, Tiffany Irene Salazar, Leigh Anne Nottingham Sand, Amy Michelle Semel, Kyle Jared Watson and Marian Lee Yazzie.Candidates for Certificate: Rudy Tuco Archuleta, Micki Denise Archuleta, Matthew Robert Beckman, Brienne Leigh Blackketter, Scott Blakely, Cody Robert Bosick, Keesha Rose Bowling, Courtney Amanda Cannon, Steven Donald Chiarito, Shawn Peter Clevano, Renee Lynn Cox, Jesse Garrett Eads, Dennis Howard Evers, Celestino Fernandez, John Charles Flanagan, Karrie L. Ford, Chantell M. Ford, Zachery Nolan Green, Jared William Hageman, Tyler Hageman, Jacob Lavell Harris, Eliseo Hernandez-Salinas, Joseph Matthew Hochanadel, Padraic Glenn Ingle, Chelsie Jacket, Brent L. Jarmon, Robin Brown Jensen, Johnny J. John, Kailee Jo Jones, Makenna Marie Kingery, Macaela Elizabeth Knuckles, Cherrie Dawn Laner, Candie Laner, Dawnmarie Lawson, Tyson B. Lester, Aubrey Lynne Lopez, Nicole Burgandy Margeson, Allyn Frances Marzulla, Laurie McClain, Elanor M. Meeker, Adrian Dean Mize, Andrew Dillon Morgan, Megan Kate Murfield, Yanet Murillo, Brandon James Musser, David Westcott Nissen, Joseph Frank Prekup, Chad Edward Pruett, Elizabeth M. Reusink, Cassie Ann Celeste Rivas, Kristen S. Roberts, Mark Robinson, Frank Lloyd Sandoval, Inge Mihoko Saragih, Amanda Marie Schuster, Teresa Lauren Snyder, Leah Starr, Neva Maxine Stephens, Kelton Lynn Stevens, Aaron Thomas Stevenson, Victoria Stone, Kawii Angelique Sutherlin, Amanda Nicole Walker, Hanna Jaylene Wallace, Austin Cole Webster, Geminesse Chantyl Wright, Shirley Mae Hayes-Yazzie and Rebekah Elizabeth Young.Visit www.EnrollSouthwest.org for more information about enrollment or stop by one of our two Southwest Colorado campuses or call 247-2929 or 564-6200.
Fort Lewis students earn recognition for writingLocal students were recognized by Fort Lewis College’s writing program for success and perseverance in composition courses:
Ryan Yaseen of Durango earned the Outstanding Student Award. Ryan’s major is English. Emily Bryant of Pagosa Springs earned the Bridget J. Irish Award. Her major is elementary education.Shelby Nordendahl of Pagosa Springs earned the Bridget J. Irish Award. Shelby’s major is environmental studies.Ryan Yaseen of Durango earned the Outstanding Student Award. Ryan’s major is English.Abigail Owen graduates from Kansas StateAbigail Owen of Durango has graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in human nutrition.