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Animas High School announces events

Animas High School announces these events:

The main office is closed for the summer. The school’s switchboard will handle all inquires and messages at 247-2474.

Parents must attend the mandatory Parent Orientation Nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Ninth grade on Aug. 6; 10th grade on Aug. 8; 11th grade on Aug. 13; and 12th grade on Aug. 15. Parents should bring their son or daughter. Participants will have an opportunity to meet AHS faculty and staff members; learn about the College Counseling Department and curriculum; review AHS policies and procedures; and more. If more than one student will attend AHS, parents should try to attend each appropriate event as some information will be grade-specific.

Durango High Noon Rotary awards scholarships

Durango High Noon Rotary Club announces it has presented local students with scholarships totaling $10,500 for the upcoming school year.

These students were awarded $1,000 scholarships: Ansel Schiavone, Emilee Bergl, Anna Chambers, Kaitlin Barela, Nathan Goddard and Emily Sandner.

Brandon Little was awarded the Vocational Studies Scholarship of $1,500.

These students were awarded $1,500 for the High School Interact Scholarship: Erin Neale and Daniel Cummings.

Durango’s Alec Walecki named to dean’s list

Durango resident Alec Walecki, a Northeastern University student majoring in international affairs/economics, was recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in April 2013.

To achieve the dean’s list distinction, Northeastern students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a grade-point average of 3.5 or greater and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career. Each student receives a letter of commendation and congratulation from his or her college dean.

In addition to the dean’s list, Walecki is a member of the University Honors Program, which offers students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special-interest, on-campus housing and participate in one or two honors courses each term. Invitation into the honors program is highly competitive and students must maintain a high GPA and strong commitment to campus leadership to remain a part.

The university is located in Boston. For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu.

San Juan College offers scholarships

4 Corners Employer Education Services has established two scholarships for students seeking a degree or certificate from San Juan College.

Each applicant must complete and submit a scholarship application and meet the general eligibility requirements.

Applications can be picked up at San Juan College in the Financial Aid Office or the Quality Improvement and Career Center (Room 1715) – West Classroom Building.

Top candidates will be contacted for a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee.

For more information, visit www.4cees.org or call Betty Asmus at (505) 326-5614.

Megan Lane of Durango named to dean’s list

Megan Lane of Durango was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean’s list.

Gateway to College offers a second chance

The Gateway to College program at Southwest Colorado Community College gives a second chance to students who are between the ages of 17 and 20 and have fallen out of the traditional high school system.

It provides an alternative opportunity for them to get their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits toward an associate degree or certificate. Students get the support they need in a college atmosphere while progressing at their own level.

To reserve a spot, call (970) 394-4611.

Blake Poplin graduates from Colorado College

Blake Poplin graduated with a degree in English from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Poplin is the son of Tiffany McCullough of Durango.

For more information, visit www.ColoradoCollege.edu.

Northeastern Junior College announces honor roll

Northeastern Junior College, in Sterling, announces local students named to the honor roll for the 2013 spring semester:

President’s List (4.0 grade-point average): Mariah Connor, Hesperus.

Vice President’s List (3.75 to 3.99 grade point average): George Moore, Dolores; and Brittany Stevens, Hesperus.

Ignacio High School announces honor roll

Ignacio High School announces that these students were named to the Fourth Quarter Honor Roll 2013:

Seniors: 4.0 – Mary Kate Adams, Samantha Brown, Jessica Kirsch, Kayla Knipp, Barbie Lujan, Breana Talamante-Benavidez and Tristany Valencia; 3.7 – Austin Haire, David Storey and Mariah Vigil; 3.2 – ShaRay Rock, Michelle Simmons and William Taylor; 3.0 – Jordan Cuthair, Courtney Valdez and Isaiah Valdez.

Juniors: 4.0 – Cheyenne Cook, Christian Knoll, Shannon Mestas, Kelton Richmond and Jayce Stricherz; 3.7 – David Baca, Jeannie Grossardt, Cloe Seibel and Rebecca Ward; 3.5 – Jacob Candelaria, Dylan Pearson and Dallas Ulrich; 3.4 – Roshae Weaver; 3.2 – Angela Herrera, Clayton Jefferson, Fabian Martinez, Buddy Perry and Raelynn Torres; 3.0 – Dakota Ballew, Malli Benavidez, Marysa Frost and Bo Ward.

Sophomores: 4.0 –David Cooper, Dynesha Drake, Tyler Riepel and July Stricherz; 3.7 – Alexander Lopez, Bill Nguyen and Miguel Perez; 3.5 – Dylan Ballew, Blaine Mickey and Cheyenne Zito; 3.4 – Mitchell Abendroth; 3.3 – Ziyu Wang; 3.0 – Amya Bison, Adison Jones, Alicia Naranjo, Iaasic Pena and Sydney Santistevan.

Freshmen: 4.0 – Andrew Martinez, Austin McCaw and Chrystianne Valdez; 3.8 – Cassandra Brown; 3.7 – Wyatt Hayes; 3.6 – Jerica Jackson; 3.5 – Ruth Hessler and Charles Rohde; 3.3 – Adelle Hight, Chasity James and Ellie Seibel; 3.2 – Caleb Adams, Alexandra Gearhart and Shayna Johnson; 3.1 – Grace Lister and Antonia Mejia; 3.0 – Nicholas Herrera and Rebekah Powell.

Veronica Kinoshita chosen for program

Veronica Kinoshita has been chosen to represent the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science at the 2013 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, which will be held on the campus of The University of Alabama.

For one week, she will become a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process. She plans to campaign for the office of lieutentant governor of Alabama Girls State.

Kinoshita will speak to her sponsoring organization, Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

Kinoshita is daughter of Bobbie and Ray Zakary of Mentone, Ala., and the granddaughter of Sue and Frank Houser of Palmer, Alaska, and Lih and Gil Knoshita of Durango.

Cortez Cultural Center offers camps for ages 9-12

Cortez Cultural Center’s Creative Camps continue Monday through June 28 for students ages 9-12.

The students will participate in Adventure Base Camp, which will be held at Hawkins Preserve. Partial scholarships are available and enrollment is limited. Registration forms and more information can be found at www.cortezculturalcenter.org or at the center, 25 N. Market St.

For more information, call 565-1151.

Local students earn FLC dean’s list honors

These local students have been named to Fort Lewis College’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester:

Durango: Kimberly Allen, Kelly Avant, Stevie Bedonie, Katie Betka, Angie Bowser, Laura Brothers, Emily Cameron, Lydiah Class-Erickson, Thomas Foran, Madeleine Froncek, Davis Harlow, Scott Hunter, Dustin Kimball, Sean Mallow, Jay Misany, Caleb Ontiveros, Alexandria Pallat, Mark Shriver, Teresa Snyder, John Spear, Joan Sundeen, Adam Swanson, Jessica Thulson, Jillian Wilner, Bonnie Albright, Rachel Gurr, Jesse Newman, Kelilah Wise, Zandele Anderson, Christopher Barton, George Camisa, Laura Candelaria, Lauren Catlin, Brittany Clawson, Meghan Doenges, Twyla Dolan, Rica Fulton, Jimi Giles, Ryan Good, Mackenzie Haley, Maxwell Kirks, Paige Kramer, Nathalie Krantz, Adam Krefting, Kathryn Lavengood, Kaylyn LeClaire, Stephen Mazurkivich, Brooke Milliet, Stephen Morris, Linzie Myers, Lindi New, Hunter Nichols, Anna Ortega, Elyse Parcell, Cacia Pope, Isaac Segura, Kenyon Shephard, Christopher Snead, Maly Strietzel, Rebecca Ward, Teri Young, Anne Barby-Ingram, Taylor Borucki, Amanda Gwaltney, Nicholas Hagglof, Steven Hemmerling, Judi Hurley, Blake Johnson, Po-Hung Kuo, Kayla Lewis, Michael Matthews, Renee Moore, Callie Morris, Marc Morris, Megan Piccoli, Katie Poppe, Christopher Ruecker, Allison Short, Megan Stripling and Janis Swint.

Hesperus: Sarah Armstrong and Emily Miller.

Bayfield: Tammie Cartwright, Matt Hanson-Weller, McKenzie Rayburn, Cassie Robel, Trevor Janus, Remington Ketchum, Sunny Ketchum, Mason Miller, Jasmine Park, Ayla Owens and Sven Skoglund.

Pagosa Springs: Morgan Galvin, Jennifer Low, Mary Brinton, Megan Bryant, Taylor Cunningham, John Jewell and Katarina Medici.

Cortez: Jennifer Novack, Caitlyn Reese and Lawrence Walker.

Ignacio: Carly Barborinas, Katherine Clark, Casey Haga and Oakley Hayes.

Mancos: Gabriel Doelger.

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