Local named FLC admission ambassador
Briana Pearse, of Durango, is an admission ambassador for Fort Lewis College for the 2015-16 academic year.
Pearse’s current major is biology with a music minor.
Admission ambassadors play a key role in the Office of Admission’s recruitment efforts by professionally and authentically representing FLC to prospective students, their parents and family, the high school and community college guidance community, as well as visitors to the Durango area.
Ambassadors are chosen through an application and interview process and are selected based on their campus involvement, academic success (3.0 GPA or higher), enthusiasm for FLC and outgoing personality.
DHS students named Commended Students
Principal Leanne Garcia of Durango High School announces that Scott Morse and Nick Wilbur have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these seniors. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
DHS athletes receive recognition
These Durango High School student athletes were named to the Colorado High School Activities Association All State Teams:
Girls softball First Team: Danica Dudley, Katrina Chandler and Rebekah Ford.
Boys golf First Team: Cameron Barnhardt and Lucas Robbins.
Boys tennis First Team: Fred Edwards (Bayfield) and Jake Beekman (Animas). Honourable mention: Eno Ulshafer (Animas).
Boys soccer First Team: Charles McClung, Mason Stetler, Jared Webster, Connor Henry, Corbin Lyman, Seth Marvin-Vanderryn, Blake McClain and Aiden Urban. Honourable mention: Aidan Aggeler, Samuel deKay, Camden Garland and Mads Bundgaard.
Boys and girls cross country First Team: Maggie Wigton, Isaac Ducker, Harry Steinberg, Seamus Millett, Benjamin Lachelt, Nicholas Turco (Animas), Rebecca Schaldach (Animas) and Alma McKown (Animas). Honourable mention: David Moenning, Sarah Smagacz and Berrigan Kilgo (Animas).
Football First Team: Bryan Dunlop, Nicholas Jernigan, Collin Barkley and Peyton Woolverton. Honourable mention: Diego Aria Medrano, William Gustavson, Laitham Johnson, Collin Thornburn and Jacob Bourdon.
Volleyball First Team: Elizabeth Gervais, Lauran Morrissey, Madeline Robertson, Addison Swift, Lia Henriksen (Animas), Sarah Waller, Lindsay Brown and Kathleen Duft. Honourable mention: Leah Stephens, Paris Cutler, Ivy Kirwan, Josie Surmeier and Celia Hale (Animas).
To be named First Team, athletes must be juniors or seniors with 3.60 or higher cumulative grade point average who have participated in 75 percent of the CHSAA-sponsored athletic activity during current season.
To receive honourable mention, athletes who are juniors or seniors with 3.33 to 3.59 cumulative grade point average musthave participated in 75 percent of the CHSAA-sponsored athletic activity during current season.