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DCMH volunteers award scholarships
DCMH volunteers award scholarships

The Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) volunteers recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships to Delta County senior high school students who are planning to major in a health related program at area colleges.

This year scholarship recipients each receiving a $1,000 scholarship are:

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32 practical nursing students graduate from TCR
32 practical nursing students graduate from TCR

On May 12, Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) graduated 32 practical nursing students at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education. Graduation marks the completion of rigorous study and clinical responsibility.

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Nolan Egging receives Kathleen Wheeler Memorial Scholarship
Nolan Egging receives Kathleen Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

Hotchkiss High School senior, Nolan James Egging, son of Kimberly and Douglas Egging, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Kathleen Wheeler Memorial Scholarship. He is planning to attend the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and pursue a degree in Engineering and Physics.

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Jordan Tamayo receives Betty Wolverton memorial scholarship
Jordan Tamayo receives Betty Wolverton memorial scholarship

Hotchkiss High School senior, Jordan Danielle Tamayo, daughter of Melissa and Alonso Tamayo, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Betty Wolverton Scholarship. She is planning to attend the Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and pursue a degree in athletic training/pre-physical therapy.

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'Live Like Casey' scholarship honors Casey Gillenwater
'Live Like Casey' scholarship honors Casey Gillenwater

Ask his friends what they remember about Casey Gillenwater and they'll say that he was humble, mature beyond his years, fun-loving, bubbly, friendly and caring, and fiercely competitive. They will say he made positive impact on many, many lives.

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Lena Sammons Reed scholarship committee awards $119,000
Lena Sammons Reed scholarship committee awards $119,000

The Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship committee awarded $119,000 to students who attended Crawford Elementary for a minimum of two years and graduated or are graduating from Hotchkiss High School. The awards went to one nontraditional student, 12 renewal students, and three graduating seniors.

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Vision learners showcase projects, talents

Vision Charter Academy celebrated learning and individualism at its annual showcases and talent shows. The Delta/Surface Creek event was held at Delta High on April 26 and the North Fork event was held on the VCA Paonia campus on May 3.

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Delta kids write thank you notes to war heroes

Third graders in Mrs. Cumins' class at Garnet Mesa Elementary wrote heartfelt letters of thanks to our fallen heroes laid to rest at the Omaha Beach American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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Diplomas awarded to 66 Olathe grads

An overflowing stadium, an excited buzz in the air, and blue and gold robes fluttering in the breeze are signs of a traditional Olathe High School graduation. The Class of 2018 walked out onto Wilson Field on Sunday, May 20, greeted by family and friends as the school band played "Pomp and Circumstance" until all the graduates were seated.

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Fledgling Eagles urged to take flight during Paonia High School graduation

At Monday night's commencement exercises, 41 eaglets officially left the nest that is Paonia High School. During their four years, the class of 2018 collectively had higher than average SAT scores, participated in all-state choir and band, broke sports records, won numerous titles, built and installed a solar energy system, and won the hearts of their community.

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Scholarships awarded

The Ute Trails Car Club held its annual car show at Zack's BBQ Saturday, May 12 -- one of many activities taking place in Hotchkiss on Mother's Day weekend. A portion of the proceeds funds scholarships for graduating seniors.

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HHS scholars honored

Peace Circle awarded $1,000 scholarships to six outstanding HHS seniors, hosting the scholars and their family members at a luncheon in the Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church.

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Ag, science, JROTC students pitch in to beautify DHS campus

Ag, science and JROTC students are combining their efforts to beautify the campus of Delta High School. Along the way, they're learning new skills, discovering career possibilities, and applying their math lessons to real-life problems.

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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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