Briefs for Dec. 7

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Boettcher finalists

Three Steamboat Springs High School students are finalists for the coveted Boettcher Scholarship, which is awarded annually to 40 Colorado high school students.

Seniors Kaitlin Gallagher, Daniel Barney and Lindsay Stanford were selected from a pool of between 750 and 1,000 applicants from across the state to receive the scholarship. The three Sailors are part of a group of 70 finalists that will be interviewed individually in Denver before recipients are announced.

The four-year scholarship provides full tuition and fees to any accredited, four-year Colorado higher education institution. The scholarship also includes a $2,800 annual living stipend, a book allowance and the opportunity to apply for an international education grant of $5,500 and an enrichment grant of $4,000.

Minimum eligibility requirements for the scholarship include being in the top 5 percent of a school's class, achieving a score of 27 or better on the ACT test or a score of 1200 or better on the SAT.

Steamboat Springs has had a Boettcher scholar in two of the past three years.

Longtime Coloradoans Charles and Claude Boettcher established the Boettcher Scholarship in 1952. The program has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships since its conception.

Holiday concerts

Area school bands are tuning up for their annual holiday concerts.

The Soroco high school and middle school bands will perform a joint concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the old Soroco High School gym. The concert will be accompanied by a student art show.

The Steamboat Springs High School band will put on its holiday concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the high school theater.

And finally, Hayden's middle and high school bands will present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school.

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