FLC students are named to Phi Kappa Phi
These Fort Lewis College students were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Durango: Leah Payne, Candice Jenkins, Kaylyn LeClaire, Muriel Westover, Alexis Work, Lionel Di Giacomo, Andrea Dalla and Tess Stapleton.
Mancos: Gabriel Doelger.
Pagosa Springs: Nicolas Thatcher.
Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.
Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also may qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Angela Grogan awarded scholarship
Angela Marie Grogan has been selected to receive the Chapter BR, P.E.O. scholarship in the amount of $500.
Grogan is planning to attend Fort Lewis College, where she will study pre-veterinary courses and cellular/molecular biology.
The daughter of Bob and Patricia Grogan of Durango, she will graduate from Durango High School later this month.
Elizabeth Ellis receives scholarship
The P.E.O. Star scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, was presented to Elizabeth Ellis, a senior at Animas High School.
Ellis is the daughter of Richard and Jackie Ellis and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CS of Durango.
Ellis has been accepted and will attend Pitzer College in Claremonth, California, where she has plans to study women studies and environmental studies beginning this fall.
The scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. Chapter.
Escalante students compete in competition
Twenty Escalante Middle School students with 15 projects competed in the annual National History Day in Colorado competition on May 3 at the University of Denver, Auraria Campus.
These students competed:
Eighth-grader, Dylan King earned the distinction of being one of the top five documentaries in the state with his project on Argentina in World War II. His project also won best project in Southwest Colorado.
Seventh-graders, Maura Fitzpatrick and Mia Rodri earned the distinction of being one of the top five group exhibits in the state with their project on The Pentagon Papers.
Historical Paper: Kate Hallin – Invasion: European Colonization in Southern Africa; and Kiersten Langford – Religious Freedom.
Performance: Lance Kemp – Terezin.
Documentary: Isabella Putnam – Ku Klux Klan; and Maia Collins and Mary Fenberg – Child Labor.
Website: Holden Becher – The Berlin Wall: Oppression of the Mind; Aspen Brunso and Abigail Burrows – Dying for Justice: Rights of Mentally Ill Criminals; and Adelaide Birgenheier and Chloe Walsh – Slater Mill: Childhood Loss.
Exhibit: Trinity Secunda – Tibet; Mercedez Farley– Cycle of Hate: Scottsboro; Elanah Kalinoswka – Child Labor Laws; Caroline McClung and Sarah Von Tersch – Mary Tinker: Banned for the Band; and Kacey Chen – Title IX.