While some students just want to have fun on their summer break, others are advancing their education and skills. Lindsay Prendergast, assistant principal and counselor at Paonia High School, is proud of the various camps students are participating in this summer.
Chase Park, a sophomore, was nominated and selected for a program called The LeadAmerica Program at Stanford University. He was also selected for the People to People Ambassador Program at Harvard.
Park and Azure Eller were selected by the Rotary Club of the North Fork Valley to be ambassadors at the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy which is a three-day leadership camp at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.
Abby Campbell, a senior, was selected for the U.S. Beef Academy which is a ranch management program held at New Mexico State University for students 15-20 years of age. This is put on by the National Beef Council. Agricultural experts are brought in to share at the five-day camp. On the last day, the students present their ranch management plan.
Tristan Littlejohn, a junior, was selected by the Wilson-Head American Legion to attend Boys State.
Shylar Wilson, a junior, was nominated and selected to attend the ColoradoState Sheriff's Youth Academy. Wilson wants to pursue a law enforcement career.
Chelsy Reed and Tyler Kendall, both seniors, were the state winners for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association scholarships. They won out over hundreds of applicants.
Skylar Simpson, a junior, was one of 26 students selected for the Rural Health Scholars. The three-week program is held at Colorado University Denver.blog comments powered by Disqus