Speech, debate team to attend tournament
Coach Darlene Clayton announces that the Durango High School speech and debate team has qualified five students to compete at the National Forensic League Speech and Debate Tournament to be held June 10-15 in Indianapolis.
This is the first time the team has won a Sweepstakes Award for most qualified speech events.
Senior Amanda Urban qualified as top competitor to compete in International Extemporaneous Speaking. She double-qualified as top competitor in Student Congressional Debate and was deemed second alternate in Lincoln Douglas Debate. This will be Urbans third trip to Nationals. Last year, she was top qualifier in International Extemporaneous Speaking, Student Congressional Debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate. Urban also placed fourth in International Extemporaneous Speaking this year and last year in the CHSAA State Competition.
Senior Peter Bussian qualified as top competitor in Original Oratory. Seniors James Calvet and Paul Myers qualified as a team in Duo Interpretation; both placed 10th at the CHSAA State Competition. Sophomore Kevin Brinkley qualified as a tied top competitor in Lincoln Douglas Debate. He also qualified as second alternate in both International Extemporaneous Speaking and Student Congressional Debate. Junior Keely Costello and Senior Koby McInnis are third alternates in Public Forum Debate. Freshman Kendall Walden is third alternate in Humorous Interpretation. Sophomore Aama Hardwood is third alternate in Original Oratory. Senior Ryan Mull is fifth alternate in Dramatic Interpretation.
Former DHS student and competitor Jennifer Jenkins serves as the teams assistant coach.
For more information, call Darlene Clayton at 259-1630.
Ignacio High School announces honor roll
Ignacio High School named these students to the third-quarter Honor Roll:
Seniors: 5.0 Abeth Okall; 4.0 Carly Barborinas, Brittney Benavidez, Kelsey Frost, Mackenzie Macklin, Dusty Mangus and Shane Richmond; 3.5 Teagan Overturf and Alex Peña; 3.3 Kashina Perry and Rebecca Phillips; 3.1 Layla Hessler; 3.0 Christian Rockwell, Troy Shepherd, Natelle Thompson, Shawnara Troup and Lacey Wade.
Juniors: 4.0 Salome Niggli, Breana Talamante-Benavidez and Nicole Williams; 3.8 Kayla Knipp and Tristany Valencia; 3.7 Mary Kate Owens, Austin Haire, David Storey and Mariah Vigil; 3.6 Samantha Brown, Taylor Smith, Isiah Tucson, Courtney Valdez and Cecilia Yocum; 3.5 Barbie Lujan, Christopher McDonald, Christopher Russell and Alexxandria Troup; 3.3 Jordan Cuthair, Kiersten Raby and Michelle Simmons; 3.2 LaDonna Garcia; 3.0 Tracy Bean, Pamela Cotton and DaShon Lloyd.
Sophomores: 4.0 Christian Knoll, Shannon Mestas, Kelton Richmond, Jayce Stricherz and Rebecca Ward; 3.8 Justin Carver; 3.7 David Baca and Clayton Jefferson; 3.6 Malli Benavidez and Raelynn Torres; 3.5 Jeannie Grossardt, Thomas McPherson and Cloe Seibel; 3.3 Jacob Candelaria and Adam Herrea; 3.2 Jalen Estes and Fabian Martinez; 3.0 Cheyenne Cook, Akasia Oberly, Dylan Pearson and Buddy Perry.
Freshmen: 4.0 Tyler Riepel, 3.6 Alicia Naranjo; 3.5 David Cooper and Ziyu Wang; 3.3 July Stricherz; 3.1 Tanisha Coyote and Andreanna Phillips; 3.0 Dynesha Drake and Adison Jones.
Ignacio High names Students of the Quarter
Ignacio High School named these students Students of the Third Quarter: Senior, Layla Hessler; Juniors, Jordan Cuthair and Austin Haire; Sophomores, DeJa Herrera and Sam Corrado; Freshmen, Andreanna Phillips and David Cooper.
Jim Croal was named Teacher of the Quarter.
Durango High names straight-A students
Durango High School announces that these students, whose names inadvertently were omitted from previous lists, made the Principals List for straight As during the second trimester: Emma Buchanan, Mallory Byrd, Katelyn Craig, Claire Fenton, Logan Graham, Sierra Heller, Lauren Milliet, Abigail Moore, Brynne Mower, Isabella Riley, Elizabeth Barron, Kaylee Blevins, Sara Downs, Elizabeth Ellis, Logan Garrett, Tobias Goldman, Emma Greenberg, Tymbree Hawkins, Haley Hudgens, Abigail Jackson, Katja Max, Sheila Prentice, Rachael Rossi, Jesse Rubenstein, Emma Russell, Marcus Sansoni, Emily Schaldach, Gabriel Tonnessen and Brian Jaramillo.
DHS would like to announce that these students also made the Honor Roll for all As and Bs during the second trimester:
Nathaniel Atencio, Chloe Bourdon, Elise Christiansen, Brooke Ellis, Zeta Hay, Sophie Hickcox, Madison Hoven, Matthew Lavengood, Jack Marshall, Lliana Sawyer, Kira Valdez, Sean Ackerman, Nicholas Aggler, Mykayla Bates, Allison Betts, Sierra Edd, Angela Grogan, Emma Marshall, Alastair McMillan, Erin Mull, Laura Mummery, Haakon Sigurslid, Jeremy Szura, Dorrian Casto, Erin Edbloom, Kevin Foltz, Amber Sandoval, Oh Schuyler and Michael Thomas.
Fort Lewis students win writing awards
The following local students have received Campus Writing Awards at Fort Lewis College:
Daniel Johnston of Durango is the winner of the College Academic Writing award (junior/senior track) for his essay, Ahab and Abraham; Whales and Sons.
Candice Jenkins of Durango is the winner of the Professional and Technical Writing award (freshman/sophomore track) for her essay, Individual Water Conservation: The Key to Solving the Water Shortage Crisis.
Nic Steiner of Farmington is the co-winner of the Professional and Technical Writing award (junior/senior track) for his thesis, Analysis of Predator Density in Unburned versus Burned Forest; 9 Years Post Missionary Ridge Fire.
The Campus Writing Awards are sponsored by the Campus Writing Board and recognize excellence in student writing. They are judged by faculty across campus for their scholarly merit. For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/writingprogram/EssayContest.aspx.
Animas Valley names Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing creativity or confidence: Ethan McCotter, Jereth Swearingen, Jesse Goens, Zach Lanka, Lana Patterson, Rachel Parker, Ketcy Medina, Brady Hansen, Josh Lanka, Rose Reiter, Ringo Racheff, Cal Walsh, Noah Pritchard, Maggie Bachman, Trevor Thompson, Christian Heart, Griffin Hall, Ryan Johnson, Santana Martinez and Nicholas Gilmore.