STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The Rotary Club has selected Brooke Leary, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, as a Student of the Month.
Leary has been described as one of the high school's most outstanding students with English as her favorite subject. In fact, she is in an advanced English class at Colorado Mountain College.
Her passion is dance. She has been dancing for 15 years and is a member of Ballet Northwest. She has been instrumental in organizing and dancing in the annual dance showcase at the high school.
Leary also is a peer educator for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse and a participant in the Community Forum, Youth and Family Summit which is part of the Assets program.
Her other activities include working as a student sports trainer and snowboarding.
Leary plans to attend the University of Oregon at Eugene next year.
Christian students receive awards
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Several Christian Heritage School recently received a number of scholarships and awards.
n Randy Perkins won an academic and community enrichment scholarship to Cornell College amounting to $40,000, or $10,000 a year.
n Lauren Selch was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Greenville College and will receive $6,000 annually.
n Jeremiah Kiely was awarded a $4,000 academic scholarship to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.
n Marissa Mack was awarded a $500 art scholarship to Westmont College.
n Ninth-grader Dorian Geldmeier won a Silver Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. His dramatic script was entitled "Forever Comrades."
n Tenth-grader Megan Rogers also won a Silver Award for her short story, "Voyage."
NEWS4 honors three Sailors
DENVER Three Steamboat Springs High School students joined top graduating high school seniors from across Colorado who were honored by NEWS4's Aimee Sporer and Bill Stuart in the 17th annual Class of Colorado salute at the Denver Museum of Natural History May 9.
More than 200 Colorado high schools selected 265 students because of their high academic achievement to represent the Class of Colorado 2000. The students selected from Steamboat Springs are Abby Ainsworth, Justin Gilleland, and Gregory Yurevitch.
Steamboat grad now in 'Big River'
SALT LAKE CITY Weber State University student Kenny Kendall, a freshman musical theater major, is a member of the company of "Big River," which will perform this summer. Kendall is a former student of Steamboat Springs High School. He will perform a dual role in the production.
Kendall is the son of Gar and Luann Williams of Steamboat Springs.
Academy names 'All-American'
The U.S. Achievement Academy announced that Andrew Litzau of Steamboat Springs has been named an All-American Scholar.
The Achievement Academy established the All-American Scholar award program to recognize superior students. An All-American Scholar must earn a 3.3, or higher, grade-point average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the Achievement Academy.
Andrew, who attends Steamboat Springs High School, was nominated for the award by Sandy Conlon. He will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook.
The academy selects All-American Scholars upon the exclusive recommendation by teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors. Once awarded, the students may be recognized by the Achievement Academy for other honors.
Student makes Oregon GPA list
EUGENE, Ore. Katherine Elizabeth Markowitz of Steamboat Springs, is one of the nearly 1,375 University of Oregon students named to the dean's list for scholastic achievement during the winter term of the 1999-2000 school year.
University of Oregon dean's lists are compiled for fall, winter and spring term during each school year. All undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, including the national exchange students, are eligible.
To qualify for the lists, students must be in good academic standing and must have completed 12 or more graded credits for the term. The required minimum grade point average is 3.75 on a scale having 4.0 as a straight A average.
St. Olaf College honors scholars
Northfield Minn. Erin R. Scheiwe of Steamboat Springs is among more than 1,200 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation May 5.
Honors Day recognizes full-time St. Olaf students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).