Local student named to Alabama deans list
The University of Alabama announces that Mallory Brennan of Durango has been named to the deans list for the 2010 fall term.
The university is located in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
St. Pauls Lutheran announces hires
Two members have been added to the staff at St. Pauls Lutheran Preschool.
Melanie Lawrence from Evergreen is an elementary education major at Fort Lewis College.
Yoana Sandoval moved to the area from Rifle, where she worked in an infant and toddler program for the last four years. She has completed the 48-hour Expanding Quality for Infants & Toddlers training course.
For more school information, call 247-1368 and leave a message. Calls will be returned after 4 p.m.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing perseverance: Andy Rivera, Kimberly Fowler, Jesse Goens, David Sanchez, Lane Aguirre, Kaleb Lokey, Jace Pinto, Kyle Pritchard, Moises Zenizo and Logan Maxon.
Local student earns deans list distinction
Carolyn Ehat, a 2009 graduate of Durango High School, again earned a place on the deans list with distinction at the University of Arizona for the fall 2010 semester.
To qualify, a student must carry 15 units and earn a 4.0 GPA. Ehat is majoring in both Spanish and sociology, with a minor in education.
IHS announces honor roll students
Ignacio High School announces that these students were named to its second quarter honor roll:
Seniors: Carly Bentley, Ryan Brooks, Corey Francis, Casey Haga, Micheal Mestas, Ethan Pearson, Candace Wade, Tanner Harwood, Samantha Maez, Will Jacobsen, Kree Lopez and Shelby Wiederin.
Juniors: Carly Barborinas, Kelsey Frost, Jana Germies, Brandon Kim, Shane Richmond, Zach White, Colton Wyatt, Brittney Benavidez, Darrin Lagerstrom, Shawnara Troup, Rylie Jefferson, Teagan Overturf and Alex Pena.
Sophomores: Mary Kate Adams, Breana Talamante-Benavidez, Chris McDonald and Nicole Williams
Freshmen: Jeannie Grossardt, Kelton Richmond, Jayce Stricherz, Shannon Mestas, Justin Carver, John House and Dylan Pearson.
Locals graduate from Kaplan University
Kaplan University, located in Miami, held graduation for its winter 2011 class during a ceremony Feb. 5. These students were awarded degrees:
b Kacie Henderson of Cortez was awarded a bachelors degree in criminal justice.
b Peggy Ledford of Cortez was awarded a bachelors degree in paralegal studies.
Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Energy Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, served as the commencement speaker.
Local student named to ASU deans list
Tiffany Lyn Bewley, an Arizona State University freshman majoring in architecture, was named to the the fall 2010 deans list at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Tiffany, daughter of Lori Bewley, graduated from Durango High School in 2010 and received a Daniels Fund Scholarship.