Ecalante announces honor-roll students
Escalante Middle School announces that these students were named to the honor roll for the third trimester of 2010-2011:
b Sixth grade: Jassana Baizel, Hayllie Balderrama, Kaleigh Bayer, Maya Bradshaw, Duncan Calkin, Briar Christensen, Camren Cordell, Paris Cutler Elysium Davis, Shelby Deaderick, Ruby DeCora, Vivien Doucette, Kathleen Duft, Emily Edwards, Brooke Elliott, Rebekah Ford, Hope Frihauf, Chantel Fugate, Coltin Gallegos, Zachary Geauthreaux, Grant Gibson, Solana Granados, Robert Grogan, Alexis Gurzick, Keely Harper, Kaleb Harris, Keegan Hickerson, Marcus Howell, Naomi Huffman-Wood, Maxwell Jaye, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Adam Knickerbocker, Emily Knickerbocker, Mark Lamoreaux, Avery Lazare, Jessica Lee, Corbin Lyman, Jessica Martin, Tristan Martinez, Camden McClure, Andrew Middleton, Seamus Millett, Matthew Moenning, Lucero Munoz, Briana Olguin, Nicholas Olsen, Baylee Peterson, Jack Pugh, Javier Quezada, Bethany Quimby, Ty Ransford, Holly Redmond, Ted J. Rifkin, Aidan Rivera, Tyler Ruetschle, Lawrence Sampson, Dianna Schaaf, Natalie Serwe, Riley Shaw, Jordan Shefferd, Anthony Shortle, Jessica Spoo, Taylah Steerman, Grace Stroud, Garrett Trier, Galadriel Trussel, Nicholas Vasquez, Travis VonTersch, Shae Waldo, Dylan Walker, Ashley Warren, Gillian Wayne, Jordyn Webster, Dillian Werts, Chloe West, Nathan West, Isabel Whitehead, Austin Woody, Mikayla Wright and Steven Wyman.
b Seventh grade: Aidan Aggeler, Darby Bergl, David Brooks, Marianne Brown, Ellen Campbell, Jennifer Carrasco, Clare Carroll, Orion Clay, Reilly Coker, Kimberly Crawford, Montanna Daniel, Molly Dickinson, Gabrielle Dodd, Elizabeth Earl, William Eggleston, Tanessa Farley, Kiah Garand, Shaylan Garrett, Joseph Genualdi, Shilo Gillen, William Gustavson, Shaelee Hawkins, Jennifer Huff, Nicholas Jernigan, Kiera Keetch, Brittney Ketchum, Joshua Koch, Tyllor Ledford, Tenille Leeder, Kirsten Lloyd, Kanyon Mann, Naomi Marquez, Rose Marx, Nicholas Mathews, Logan McGlamery, Misty Melody, Xara Mills, David Moenning, Audrey Morris, Brianna Nuss, Aleashea Prescott, Patty Rangel, Sierra Reed, Jessica Salka, Clarissa Sampson, Adrian Sandoval, Mila Snow, Jillian Stalker, Leah Stephens, Zachry Szura, Collin Thorburn, Jenna Tucker, Kaniesha Valley and Molly Zink.
b Eighth grade: Laken Bennion, Grace Calvet, Thania Chacon, Amayrany Chavez, Rebecca Craig, Brooke Ellis, Marisa Evans-Looney, Logan Geauthreaux, John Gilleland, Erik Gonzales, Rachel Gummow, Sierra Heller, Sophie Hickcox, Madison Hoven, Rebekah Hwang, Fave Johnston, MacKenzie Kemple, Radimir Koch, Ross Kotlar, John Lee, Tessa Leeder, Teal Lehto, Abraham Lopez, Shannon Maloney, Justin Marcum, Claudia Martinez, Madalyn McClure, Sydney McMunn, Jeffrey Merkel, Jonathan Middleton, Abigail Moore, Brynne Mower, Jacie Mustard, Risa Ontiveros, Markieah ORand, Kelsey Pool, Sally Pope, Timothy Prowell, Nolan Reed, B.Victoria Salinas, Evatt Salinger, Iliana Sawyer, Katarina Seibert, Chad Shefferd, Matthew Shortle, Rhett Silver, Katie Spindle, Sarah Steerman, Madolyn Talley, Reiley Waldo, Katja Walton, Leif West, Elizabeth Wiegert, Kaitlin Wiegert, Shaylah Wood and Summer Youngman.
Riverview hands out Principal Pride awards
These students were recipients of Riverview Elementary Schools Principal Pride Award: Anna McCulloch, Carter Taylor, Dean Hewitt, Ella Weiner, Emma Wales, Jacob Pinkerton, Jadyn Durand, Jake Philippon, Jocelyn Feir, Kai Skowlund, Kiya Hofmann, Mia Whistler, Natasha Potemkin, Ryleigh Potter, William Knight, Yovana Chavez Garcia, Emma Duke, Alexis Begay, Zane Bourdon, Erin Knight, Chloe Ragsdale, Curran Gaver, Frederick Rawles, Gabby Haaland, Gage Mestas, Hunter Rawles, Jesus Valenzuela Rodriquez, Kate McKinnis, Katie Rydz, Kayla Willis, Nathaniel Begay, Kealey Meyer, Ruby Ward, Savannah Dupont, Sydney DeLacey, Acacia Cofman, Braedon Daves, Carver Willis, Chloe Gauthier, Claudia Luthy, Eleanor Feir, Natalie Biery, Silva Nesset, Heleny Zacamolpa Vasquez, Jacey Jeep, Isaiah Downing, Jack Whistler, Lola Thomas, Madeleine Burns, Meghan Youngblood, Shelby Hand, Quincy Buickerood, Ian Mattox, Saylor Stottlemyer, Ben DeBelina, Caroline Knight, Kyler Reimers, Cole Waddell, Gwendolyn Stoddard, Morgan Durand, Rock Wageman, Siena Widen, Sierra Des Planques, Chandler Jeep, Emmett Stottlemyer, Jack Eggleston, Quinn Luthy, Shealynn Baca, Wyllow Hildner, Paxton Scott, Gabby Gomez, Asha Hokanson, Derock Deluzio, Ben Stoddard, Brandon Trujillo, Annissa Allred, Marie Davis, Wyllow Hildner, Sierra Holiday, Jordan Taylor, Jordan Stanley, Sylvia Reyes, Cadence Reddy, Sam Carozza and Tea Forrest.
These students received 10 golden eagles for exhibiting exceptional behavior, good manners and work ethics.
Locals earn honors from CSU-Pueblo
These students were named to the 2011 spring semester deans list at Colorado State University-Pueblo: Jamie S. Tinnin of Bayfield, Amy Ha of Cortez, Haley M. Elzinga and Brittney N. Harris of Dolores, and Brianna C. Roehrs of Pagosa Springs.
Local programs receive minigrants
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and the La Plata County Department of Human Services announce that seven child care programs in La Plata County have received either Environmental Rating Scale Assessments or Quality Ratings.
These programs underwent an assessment this year and are committed to increasing the quality of child care in La Plata County: Animas Valley Head Start, Florida Mesa Head Start, Mercy Employee Child Care, Needham Head Start, Riverhouse Childrens Center, the Roberta Shirley Center and the Southern Ute Montessori Head Start. These programs have been awarded a total of $15,801 in minigrant funds for quality improvements.
Local to attend D.C. conference
Mesa State College in Grand Junction and Sen. Mark Udall announce that Ellen Stein of Durango is among the 62 Coloradans who have been selected to attend the first Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C.
The conference is designed to give residents a better understanding of the federal legislative process by giving them the opportunity to interact with members of Congress, the presidents Cabinet and other relevant leaders in Washington, D.C. The conference will be held June 15-17.
Katie Garlick named to deans list
Katie M. Garlick, daughter of Barbara and Bruce Garlick of Durango and a May graduate of Hamilton College located in Clinton, N.Y., was named to the deans list at Hamilton for the 2011 spring semester.
Garlick majored in psychology at Hamilton. A student is placed on the deans list for earning an average of 90 or higher during the term.
DHS aerospace team advances to finals
Coach Daniel Garner announces that the Durango High School aerospace design team has received word that its 2011 design, Astoria, has earned them a spot at the International Space Settlement Design World Finals to be held in late July at Johnson Space Center.
This will be the 17th time DHS has made it to the design finals. At the finals, the teams will be given 42 hours to respond to a NASA and Aerospace industry-created Request for Proposal.
The team is comprised of seniors Gabrielle Massone and Sarah Bolton; juniors Colin Mummery, Katy Schneider, James Triola and Will Counley; sophomores Katie Dudley and Chris Walton; and freshmen Mariah Dorsey, Emma Greenberg, Jared Engleken, Sean McLaughlin, Jesse Rubenstein, and Haakon Sigurslid.
The team is coached by Garner and sponsored by librarian Steve Powell.
DHS FFA captures state championship
FFA adviser KayDe Naylon announces that Durango High School FFA members received a state championship after they competed in the Colorado FFA career development events held May 1-3 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
After competing in a welding, construction, electrical, plumbing and farm power practicum, as well as a written exam, tool and hardware identification, and a team activity, the Agriculture Mechanics team was named this years State Champions. The team includes Decker ORand, Brandon Little and Tyler Campbell. The team won the first state championship for Durango FFA in the last 15 years and will represent the state of Colorado in competition at the national level this October in Indianapolis, Ind.
These teams also placed at the event:
b The Livestock Judging Gold Team was awarded fourth place. Team members include Chantel Campbell, Ashley Little and Skkye Moreno.
b The Field Crops Gold Team was awarded third place. Team members include Taylor Moore, Mariah Connor, Dustrie Stock and Reyetta Hubbs.
b The Ag Sales Bronze Team was awarded seventh place. Team members include Brittany Stevens, Cole Dunegan and Elyse Paul.
b The Horse Judging Bronze Team was awarded 16th place. Team members include Dakota Young, Emma Greenberg, Lorianne Stevens and Hannah Smith.
b The Floriculture Team was awarded 28th place. Team members include Cindy Kobrin, Logan Garrett and Bailey Herrera.
b The Meats Evaluation Team was awarded 17th place. Team members include Lukas Morgan, Austin Werts, Robert Moore, and Westly Moore.
For more information, visit www.ffa.org.
FLC announces winter deans list
Fort Lewis College announces that 364 students were named to the winter 2011 deans list.
Of these students, 71 earned a 4.0 grade-point average in the winter 2011 semester. Among the three schools and the General and Exploratory Studies Division, the School of Business Administration had the highest percentage of students make the list at 12.8 percent. The school with the highest average GPA of 3.841 was the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students must earn at least a 3.6 GPA and complete 15 credit hours during the term to have their name added to the deans list.
Visit www2.fortlewis.edu/news/deanslist.aspx to view a complete deans list.
Leah Gervais named to Wagner deans list
Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. named Leah Gervais of Durango, to the spring 2011 deans list, which requires a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester.