Education Briefs

Carly Pierson recipient of scholarship

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), Chapter CS announces that Animas High School student Carly Pierson is the recipient of the $1,000 Dorothy Gore Scholarship.

Pierson was chosen for outstanding academic achievement, leadership ability and potential, and service to her community and beyond. Currently, she is planning to attend Colorado College or Cottey College in Nevada, Miss., which is owned and operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Pierson’s career goals are to become a teacher, humanitarian, missionary, nonprofit or aid worker and a writer.

Conservation Corps receives accreditation

The Corps Center of Excellence announces that it awarded provisional accreditation status to the Southwest Conservation Corps.

The accreditation is an independent program of The Corps Network and is governed by an independent advisory committee comprising retired or former conservation corps leaders, federal land management agency staff members and other experts. Independent reviewers determine whether youth conservation corps meet the accreditation standards and make accreditation status recommendations to the advisory committee.

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Katie Dudley named Boettcher Scholar

Durango High School Senior Katie Dudley has been named a Boettcher Scholar.

The scholarship is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado and was modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship Program. The scholarship includes full tuition and fees, a living stipend, book allowance, campus enrichment programming, scholar grants and annual events.

Dudley is DHS’s first Boettcher Scholar since 2000.

Ben Lachelt wins Scholastic award

Ben Lachelt has received a Scholastic Art & Writing Award.

In 2013, more than 230,000 works were submitted to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards nationwide and only 40 percent receive recognition. Lachelt has been awarded an Honorable Mention for his Brethren of War, Flash Fiction genre.

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FLC students receive writing awards

These local students have received Campus Writing Awards at Fort Lewis College:

Jordan Jansma of Durango is the first place winner of the Composition Writing award.

Christian Belman of Durango is the Honorable Mention winner of the Composition Writing award.

David Fountain of Durango is the first place winner of the Professional and Technical Writing award.

Sven Sieber of Durango is the first place winner of the Professional and Technical Writing award.

Leah Landes of Durango is the first place winner of the Professional and Technical Writing award.

The 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.

Herald Staff