DHS speech, debate team places at Grand Junction meet
Durango High School Speech and Debate team announces that these students placed at the Grand Junction speech meet: Ryan Mull, third place in drama; Kevin Brinkley, third place in extemporaneous speaking; Amanda Urban, first place in extemporaneous speaking and first place in the Lincoln/Douglas debate and superior speaking student congress; and Aidan Graham, third place in humor.
The DHS Speech and Debate team took third place overall.
Florida Mesa Elementary School gathered items for U.S. soldiers
In conjunction with the Blue Star Mothers, the Florida Mesa Elementary School third-grade classes sponsored a weeklong, schoolwide collection of items for American soldiers.
The children collected personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, wet wipes, and razors and food items. Blue Star Mothers will ship the items directly to the soldiers.
Miller Middle School announces first trimester honor roll
Miller Middle School announces that these students were named to the First Trimester Honor Roll, 2011-2012:
Sixth grade: Kourtney Anderson, Triston Anthony, Shea Lynn Baca, Jayse Baruch, Hannah Bissell, Keiran Brook, Brianna Brown, Trevor Candelaria, Kaila Craig, Payten Craig, Dragon Cruz-Yen, Parker Dallas, Madeleine Dearien, Cameron DeLacey, Elijah Fenton, Chantel Foltz, Avory France, BrookeFrancom, Camille Jacobs, Egan Eris Lindsay, Kaden Lloyd, Quinn Luthy, Maggie Maloney, Brooke Mazur, Gavin Mestas, Luke Meyer, William Meyer, Mara Morrissey, Matia Nargi, Ian Osby,Gabrielle Pingley, Kyle Pritchard, Victoria Reeve, Carter Reiter, Robert Reiter, Fiona Rodebaugh, Brett Rowland, Teagan Seiler, Steven Sigillito, Landen Sill, Emmett Stottlemyer, Jenna Szczech, Isabelle Tyler, Anastasia Upshaw, Emma Vogel, Caleigh Walker, Ty Wescott, Maxwell Wilson and Maya Zarlingo.
Seventh grade: Abbigail Andersen, Cordell Arnold, Lauren Biery, Isabelle Bonecutter, Jacob Bourdon, Andrew Braner, Megan Brislin, Andrew Brown, Lindsay Brown, Ethan Casselberry, Katrina Chandler, Anne Chase, Christoph Cikraji, Justin Cleary, Layne Clements, Zachary Clements, Conner Coleman, Dillon Coleman, Carly Copeland, Olivia Curmano, Ryann Daly, Allison Davis, Noah Dedear, Samuel deKay, Ataley Dieter, Icely Din, Samuel Dippold, Ellen Duke, Jenna Engelken,Cameron Flann, Peyton Floyd, Rebekah Fowler, Rosemary Fox, Katja Freeburn, Jenna Fults, Camden Garland, Kaitlyn Gibbons, Ethan Giersch, Benjamin Glenn, Celia Hale, Richard Hall,Connor Henry, Risa Holmes, Callie Huckins, Whitney Huckins, Colman Johnson, Azalya Kambach,Austin Kelly, Berrigan Kilgo, Isabel Krull, Claire Larson, Garrett Little, Hannah Looman, Jessica Looman, Aimee Ludwig, Seth Marvin Vanderryn, Blake McClain, Sophia Meiers, Harris Mickelson, Cora Monday, Dakota Padoven, Levi Palmer, Maximillian Patton, Julia Petty, Kate Petty, Lucas Robbins, Kyle Robinette, Wyeth Rossi, Jake Sadowski, Carlos Salas Villalpando, Madison Schanbarger, Tatum Schmidt, Amanda Schwartz, Madeline Shaline, Caroline Sitter, Sadie Smith, Dana Stahl, Kele Steffler, Harry Steinberg, Raina Stone, Josie Surmeier, Kaitlin Swan, Kobe Szura, Amberley Taylor, Chloe Taylor, Shea Toner, Lydia Townsend, Pandora Tucker, Krae Tune, Aiden Urban, Colton Victor, Cameron Vigil, Maggie Wigton, Grace Wolf-Cartier, Peyton Woolverton and Holly Wurtz.
Eighth grade: Cameron Barnhardt, Christopher Blevins, Jenifer Bogarin Garcia, Sara Bowlby, Kathryn Brocker,Vance Bulen, Lily-Finn Burdick, Kyla Candelaria, Alexandra Carey, Sydney Carey, Caleb Carpenter, Chloe Ciotti, Natalie Cohn, Chase Collins, Grace Cooper, William Downs, Isaac Ducker, Danica Dudley, Bryan Dunlop, Emily Eshelman, Shaianne Foltz, Elizabeth Gervais, CoryGillespie, Kylee Gomez, Tristan Govreau, Charles Greenberg, Sobei Hamlin, Katelyn Harrison,Veronica Heinrich, Lia Henriksen, Jesse Hunt, Mia Irwin, Cristina Jantz, Savanna Johnson, Bailey Kord, Anastasia Koshevoy, Benjamin Lachelt, Hannah Langford, Amon Ledger-Swenson, Ana Lerma Martin del Campo, Joshua Looman, Sydney Mattox, Alma McKown, Kathryn Milliet, Lauran Morrissey, Anne Mummery, Madison Padgett, Caroline Parker, Deanna Pitman, Hailee Pritchard, Tialah Redhouse, Madeline Robertson, Megan Robinson, Senora Robinson, Eliana Rothwell, Ashlee Scalf, Jennifer Schadt, Rebecca Schaldach, Jacob Selbe, Raeden Shanks, Mary Snyder, Mason Stetler, Hayden Stills, Nicholas Turco, Austin Urban, Joaquin Valdez, Emma Van Dyck, Sarah Waller, Brevan Ward, Bryce Ward and Jared Webster.
Haley Hamilton named to Academic All-District team
Colorado Colleges Haley Hamilton was named to the 2011 Capital One first-team Academic All-District VIII team, for her outstanding performance in the classroom and on the volleyball court.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the national Capital One Academic All-America team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later next month.
This is the first Academic All-District honor for Hamilton and the first volleyball player since the 2007 season to receive this award. The senior middle blocker from Durango,who carries a 3.79 grade-point average as a biology major, helped the Tigers post a 31-6 overall record and earn their 14th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Fort Lewis, San Juan colleges receive science foundation grant
Fort Lewis College was awarded almost $600,000 over the next five years from the National Science Foundation to support a partnership with New Mexicos San Juan College to help produce more graduates in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The new Four Corners Undergraduate STEM Success program will exist to help FLC and SJC students succeed in earning STEM degrees.
The funding will support these activities: seminars that bring experts in the STEM disciplines to both institutions to work with students; visits by FLC STEM faculty and students to San Juan College to provide guidance to students looking to pursue their education beyond SJC; an early undergraduate research program; and a tutor/mentor program at FLC to help sophomore and transfer STEM students continue in their degree programs.
For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/academics.
Animas Valley Elementary announces Huskies of the Week
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing cooperation: Holden Bronson, Myla Glaser, Taylor Thompson, Fred Reiter and Gala Gaines Target Reading Group.