Ignacio student is All-American Scholar
The United States Achievement Academy announces that Tori Archuleta from Ignacio has been named an All-American Scholar.
All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade-point average. The Academy selects All-American Scholars upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors.
Archuleta, who attends Ignacio Intermediate School, was nominated for this honor by Burt Baldwin. She will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Archuleta is the daughter of Anthony and Maria Archuleta of Ignacio.
Animas High student earns study-abroad scholarship
Kyla Husted, an Animas High School student from Bayfield, has been awarded one of 50 scholarships to study in Ghana with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.
The YES Abroad program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year, providing Husted a full immersion experience through living with a host family and attending a Ghanaian high school.
Scholarship recipients will serve as youth ambassadors in their host countries, promoting mutual understanding through forming lasting relationships with their host families and friends.
For more information about the YES Abroad Program, including information on how to apply for the 2012-13 academic year, visit www.yesprograms.org/yesabroad.
Mancos resident earns graduate degree
Stephanie Kane of Mancos has graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., with a masters degree in biology.
Kane is one of 325 students who completed masters or education specialist degrees in the spring 2011 semester.