STEAMBOAT SPRINGSVanessa Frank of Steamboat Springs made the dean's list for the 2001 fall semester at the University of Portland. Frank is a sophomore majoring in political science.
Ben Beall V of Steamboat Springs was selected for the dean's list for the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Stephanie Berens of Steamboat Springs was named to the dean's list for the College of Law at the University of Idaho.
Katie Laurel Smith of Oak Creek made the dean's list for the fall 2001 semester at Huntington College in Huntington, Ind. Smith is a music performance major.
Megan N. Balis is among 3,528 students at the University of Iowa named to the dean's list for the 2001 winter semester.
Nathan Anderson of Steamboat Springs was named to the dean's list for the fall 2001 semester at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn.
OPTIMIST HONORS TEEN OF THE MONTH
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSSteamboat Springs senior Joe Liefer was honored as the Optimist Club's January "Teen of the Month." Liefer has lettered in football, baseball and skiing at Steamboat. He earned All-Conference baseball and All-State skiing honors his junior year. Along with athletics, Liefer has a 3.7 grade point average and won the spring math award his junior year.
Outside of school, he volunteered with Advocates Against Battering and Abuse in teen awareness and is an avid elk and duck hunter. Liefer is interested in athletic training and was an equipment intern last summer for the San Diego Chargers.
During his work with the pro football team, Liefer was awarded "Intern of the Month."
After graduating high school, Liefer plans to major in business, physical training and sports injury.