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Performers sought for talent show

The Delta Middle School performing arts program is looking for acts to perform in a talent show. Students in grades 6-12 who attend Delta schools are invited to compete for fantastic prizes and bragging rights.

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Around DHS Jan. 17, 2018

Students aspiring to break into the challenging yet rewarding field of medicine yield to an organization in which they are able to build their understanding, experience and competitive edge. Students test in an event of their choosing and the qualifying scores will proceed to the state competition where they will go head to head with students who share similar aspirations.

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22 scholarships available for Delta County students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships available to students residing in western Colorado. A total of 36 different scholarship funds managed by WCCF are available to students through one online application at www.wc-cf.org, including 22 different scholarships available to Delta County graduating seniors and returning students.

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CMU scholarships established for students interested in energy

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association announced availability of applications for the 2018 Colorado Energy Scholar Award Series. The Colorado Energy Scholar Award is worth $12,000 and recognizes Colorado's most outstanding student pursuing a future career in Colorado's energy industries.

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Hotchkiss K-8 students explore interests at Bulldog Learning Centers

"Fly Fishing Frenzy," one of four Bulldog Learning Centers offered at Hotchkiss K-8, was so popular, it's being expanded from an after-school program to a club. The learning center was offered by Leslie Kaminski, a sixth grade math and science teacher.

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Pinnacol scholarship applications due April 15

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The application deadline is April 15.

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VFW honors student essay writers
VFW honors student essay writers

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 and its auxiliary recently hosted the District 11 VFW and auxiliary quarterly meeting in Delta. One of the highlights of the meeting was a banquet luncheon honoring the winning students of the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen programs from District 11.

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VCA students sharpen their test-taking skills

Over the past three weeks, nearly 100 Vision Charter Academy (VCA) learners, across three campuses, have participated in Test Prep Winter Carnivals hosted by the VCA staff and Vanguard Parent Association. Through the course of the event, learners rotated stations sharpening skills for the upcoming CMAS, SAT and Dibels tests this spring.

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Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair
Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair

Graduation is just three months away, but some Delta High School seniors are still undecided about post-graduation plans. To provide direction, DHS hosted a "Procrastinator's Fair" that featured six four-year and vocational colleges, as well as the opportunity to explore careers in the military, mechanics, health, emergency services, engineering, construction trades and more.

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Teachers, principals get high marks

Performance reports for Colorado teachers and principals released to the public for the first time show the majority of educators in Delta County received evaluation ratings of "effective" or higher.

A total of 88 percent of Colorado teachers and 98 percent in Delta County -- received an overall rating of "effective" or "highly effective" according to the metrics released by the Colorado Department of Education.

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