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LPEA announces scholarship winners

These are the Recipients of the 2012-2013 La Plata Electric, John Voelker Memorial, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the Tri-State Generation and Transmission scholarships announced by La Plata Electric Association:

Two four-year LPEA College Scholarships have been awarded to Jade Gutierrez, a senior at Bayfield High School, and Silas Thompson, a senior at Pagosa Springs High School. Gutierrez will attend the University of Colorado, Boulder, and major in marketing. Thompson is heading to Fort Collins to study civil engineering at Colorado State University.

Brittney Benavidez, a senior at Ignacio High School, and Daniel Rowley, a senior at Durango High School, have been awarded the John Voelker Memorial Scholarships for vocational, technical school or junior college. Benavidez will study business at Pueblo Community College, while Rowley will attend Eastern Arizona College with a pre-engineering major.

Amanda McAliney, a senior at Durango High School, received the $1,000 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship. With plans to attend either the University of Wyoming or University of California at Santa Barbara, McAliney will pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

Amanda Urban, a senior at Durango High School, and Ryley Gardner, a senior at Pagosa Springs High School, each received $500 scholarships from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. Urban plans to study business/economics and is considering Rice University, Stanford University and University of Denver. Gardner will attend Missouri University of Science & Technology, and major in civil engineering.

In addition to their financial awards, scholarship recipients have the opportunity to attend the week-long electric cooperative summer Leadership Camp. Scholarship winners also are asked to attend the LPEA annual meeting as well as a regularly scheduled LPEA board meeting to meet the directors.

For more information, call Jeannie Bennett at 382-3505 or email jbennett@lpea.coop.

Local students named to Who’s Who

These students have been named to the 2012 listing of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges:

Molly Bartlett of Durango. Bartlett’s major is anthropology.

Sarah Blundell of Durango. Blundell’s major is English.

Amelia Burns of Durango. Burns’ major is biochemistry.

Quinton Goffinett of Cortez. Goffinett’s major is chemistry.

Andrew Harris of Durango. Harris’ major is cellular and molecular biology.

Spencer Heins of Durango. Heins’ major is chemistry.

Kaitlin Martinez of Durango. Martinez’s major is English-Communication option.

Clara McHargue of Durango. McHargue’s major is business administration-tourism and hospitality management option.

Carl Peterson of Durango. Peterson’s major is chemistry.

Clarence Smith of Durango. Smith’s major is business administration-international business.

Who’s Who students are selected by faculty based on superior academic standing, participation in extracurricular activities and community service.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.

Local students named to honor societies

These students have been named student members to branches of honor societies at Fort Lewis College:

Amanda Birr of Bayfield is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi International Accounting Honor Society. Birr’s major is accounting.

Casey Hart of Pagosa Springs is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi International Accounting Honor Society. Hart’s major is accounting.

Jennifer Hedstrand of Durango is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi International Accounting Honor Society. Hedstrand’s major is accounting.

Megan Moomey of Durango is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi International Accounting Honor Society. Moomey’s major is accounting.

Kathryn Lavengood of Durango is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. Lavengood’s major is cellular and molecular biology.

Stephen Mazurkivich of Durango is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. Mazurkivich’s major is general biology.

Katherine McLain of Durango is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. McLain’s major is chemistry-biochemistry option.

Elyse Parcell of Durango is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. Parcell’s major is environmental biology.

Justin Stone of Durango is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. Stone’s major is environmental biology.

Boone Denny of Durango is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Denny’s major is accounting.

Tesh Parker of Durango is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Parker’s major is business administration-international business.

Melissa L. Wilson of Durango is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Wilson’s major is accounting.

Rachel Alber of Durango is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Alber’s major is psychology.

Brittney Davila of Durango is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Davila’s major is psychology.

Jessica S. Martinez of Pagosa Springs is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Martinez’s major is psychology.

Cassidy McElroy of Durango is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. McElroy’s major is psychology.

Tiffany Schmidt of Durango is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Schmidt’s major is psychology.

Joseph Valvano of Durango is a member of the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Valvano’s major is psychology.

Leah Blackburn of Durango is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Blackburn’s major is English.

Amanda Penington of Durango is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Penington’s major is English-Communication option.

Bethany Powell of Bayfield is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Powell’s major is English for secondary teachers option.

Jonathan Rose of Durango is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Rose’s major is English for secondary teachers option.

Ryan Tafoya of Durango is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Tafoya’s major is English-Communication option.

Jacob Wilson of Durango is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Wilson’s major is English-Writing Option.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.

DHS alumna wins writing award

Wynne Brantlinger, a Durango High School graduate, who currently attends the University of Colorado, won a prize for her essay, “A Walker to Remember,” based on onetime Colorado Rockies’ player and written for a Sports in American Culture upper-division writing class. The prize was awarded by the University’s Program for Writing and Rhetoric on April 6.

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric is a freestanding unit in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is responsible for campuswide instruction in expository writing at the first-year and upper-division levels.

Its small class sizes of 20 students provide intensive workshops and individualized instruction to help students think critically about the texts they read and the writing they produce for both academic and professional contexts.

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