DHS students advance in math competition
Durango High School juniors Katie Dudley, Sam Kater and J.P. Skeath performed in the first round of the University of Northern Colorado Mathematics Competition.
There were approximately 2,700 participants in the first-round competition, and of those, the top 330 scores were invited to go on to the final-round competition. Dudley, Kater and Skeath will represent Durango High School in the final round of the math competition Jan. 21.
DHS students selected to Western Slope honor bands
J.P. Skeath, Bryce Hoyt and Ian Tacquard were selected to represent Durango High School at the Western Slope Select Honor Band 2011.
Max Kelly also was accepted into the Advanced Honor Jazz Band for the Western Slope District.
Escalante Middle School announces honor roll
Escalante Middle School announces that these students were named to its first-trimester Honor Roll:
Sixth grade: Emma Aggeler, Areana Albo, Ariel Albo, Rugee Albo, Sabina Albright, Hailey Anderson, Krystalyn Anderson, Jenna Beckley, Haley Benjamin, Jarryn Bodine, Manasseh Brockus, Abigail Burrows, Maia Collins, Lexie Crawford, Leah Crowe, Kaitlyn Dunn, Trent Durnen, Jocelyn Earl, Chamisa Edd, Tamia Edgewater, Jackson Eggleston, Kye Engle, Kira Ewing, Mercedez Farley, Oakley Felker, Mary Fenberg, Kirsten Fogel, Andrew Footlik, Cydney Funk, David Furnas, Teagan Garand, Dalton Garrett, Cheyenne Gaudreault, Ryan Genualdi,, Alix Gillen, Kari Golden, Suanna Gustavson, Alison Hall, Katherine Hallin, Mika Harrison, Tristan Hayden, Josiah Herrera, Lucille Hickcox, Erika Hovland, Micah Hwang, Maxton Hyson, Kade Jackson, Chandler Jeep, Lucas Jernigan, Seth Johnson, Sienna Johnson, Myah Jones, Sarah Kain, Elanah Kalinowska, Clay Kinder, Dylan King, Taylor Klone, Garrett Krispin, Rollin Leavitt, Amy Leonard, Miguel Lopez Murillo, Jasmine Madril, Afton Mann, Gabriel Marin, Kaleb McMunn, Cassandra Merkel, Quelan Mestas, Theron Millonzi, Natalie Miner, Paige Moore, Megan Munoz, Kassidy Otten, Jessica Reed, Maya Reherman, Garret Rhodes, Hailey Ruybal, Katilyn Schmitt, Adam Short, Clarie Sluis, Gavin Syme, Hailey Voss, Meaghan Watson, Brooklynn Weaver, Emily Wickes, Athena Wilks, Katie Williams, Porter Williams and Tanus Yoder.
Seventh grade: Tania Barnes, Kaleigh Bayer, Duncan Calkin, Erin Christiansen, Camren Cordell, Paris Cutler, Shelby Deaderick, Kathleen Duft, Emily Edwards, Rebekah Ford, Hope Frihauf, Chantel Fugate, Zachary Geauthreaux, Solana Granados, Alexis Gurzick, Keegan Hickerson, Jared Hlavac, Marcus Howell, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Adam Knickerbocker, Emily Knickerbocker, Mark Lamoreaux, Jessica Lee, Edward Liaboh, Corbin Lyman, Vivian McCormick, Andrew Middleton, Matthew Moenning, Manzanita Moore, Lucero Munoz, Briana Olguin, Nicholas Olsen, Baylee Peterson, James Pope, Jack Pugh, Holly Redmond, Sarah Renfrow, Tyler Ruetschle, Lawrence Sampson, Jordan Shefferd, Anthony Shortle, Kristen Slade, Sarah Smagacz, Taylah Steerman, Grace Stroud, Savannah Talley, Alaura Theobald, Galadriel Trussel, Nicholas Vasquez,Shae Waldo, Korbin Walsh, Gillian Wayne, Dillian Werts, Isabel Whitehead, Austin Woody and Steven Wyman.
Eighth grade: Aidan Aggeler, Lucas Baken, Darby Bergl, Camille Bisbee, David Brooks, Ellen Campbell, Alexandra Caplin, Jennifer Carrasco, Clare Carroll, Orion Clay, Reilly Coker, Kimberly Crawford, Melissa Daigle, Montanna Daniel, Molly Dickinson, Gabrielle Dodd, Elizabeth Earl, Tanessa Farley, Jennifer Gallegos, Kiah Garand, Shaylan Garrett, Joseph Genualdi, Shilo Gillen, Shaelee Hawkins, Jennifer Huff, Nicholas Jernigan, Laitham Johnson, Kiera Keetch, Sarah Lancaster, Tyllor Ledford, Hannah Liberman, Kirsten Lloyd, Kanyon Mann, Naomi Marquez, Rose Marx, Nicholas Mathews, Logan McGlamery, Sonya McGuire, Matthew McLain, Misty Melody, Seamus Millett, Audrey Morris, Aleashea Prescott, Patty Rangel, Dianney Rodriguez, Jessica Salka, Clarissa Sampson, Jesse Santana, Mila Snow, Leah Stephens, Zachry Szura, Hannah Trier, Terrence Trujillo, Jenna Tucker, Kaniesha Valley, Onyka Villa and Molly Zink.
Florida Mesa Elementary recognizes students
Florida Mesa Elementary School announces that these students were named November Citizens of the Month for being reflective: Elizabeth Pouezevara, Ian Jackson, Jacob Roberts, Mia Macon, Santiago Garcia, Nathaniel Ellis, Emma Lopez, Darrius Richards, Jaid LaDnier, Christopher Martinez, Zachary Haber, Dakota Gervais, Joslynn Hatcher, Eddie Estrada, Gabby Valdez, Ethan Ryan, Mathew Cuthbert, Madison Roberts, A.J. Carlson, Nicholas Woodward, Saradaun Zimmerman and Cadence Read.
Ignacio High School announces honor roll
Ignacio High School announces that these students were named to the first-quarter Honor Roll:
Seniors: Carly Barborinas, Layla Hessler, Shane Richmond, Zachary White, Brittney Benavidez, Kelsey Frost, Dusty Mangus, Abeth Okall, Colton Wyatt, Teagan Overturf, Alex Pena, Shawnara Troup, Kashina Perry, Matthew Peterson-Silva, Christian Rockwell, Deeana Cruz, Rylie Jefferson and Jesse Vigil.
Juniors: Kayla Knipp, Sally Niggli, Kiersten Raby, Christopher Russell, David Storey, William Taylor, Amanda Witcher, Breana Talamante-Benavidez, Mary Kate Adams, Barbie Lujan, Tristany Valencia, Mariah Vigil, Jordan Cuthair, Austin Haire, Christopher McDonald, Alexxandria Troup, Seth Richards, Courtney Valdez, Michelle Simmons and Taylor Smith.
Sophomores: Jeannie Grossardt, Kelton Richmond, Jayce Stricherz, Justin Carver, Shannon Mestas, Malli Benavidez, Clayton Jefferson, Christian Knoll, Cloe Seibel, Cheyenne Cook, Jasmine Red, Raelynn Torres, Akasia Oberly, Jacob Candelaria, Fabian Martinez, Kerestine Hall, David Baca, John House and Samuel Mestas.
Freshmen: Tyler Riepel, David Cooper, Dynesha Drake, Adison Jones, Alicia Naranjo, Alexis Tyner, James Ballew, Marillee Cotton, Blaine Mickey, Xavier Reynolds, Tanisha Coyote, Sarah Sitton, July Stricherz and Kiara Raby.
DHS cheer team qualifies for nationals
The Durango High School cheer team placed first at the NCA Western Colorado Spirit Championship and earned a bid to nationals.
The cheer team also won an award for best choreography.
Animas Valley Elementary announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School names these students Huskies of the Week for showing cooperation: Iris Fierro, Bailey Noonan and Tina Chambers.