Madsen named teen of the month
Austin Madsen, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, was named the Optimist Club's March teen of the month.
Madsen maintains a 3.5 grade point average in school, has participated on school basketball teams, the track team and planned school activities.
He is vice president of the student body, was the class treasurer his sophomore year, and is part of the school's leadership class.
In the community, Madsen has worked with sixth-graders at the middle school, spent time with Doak Walker Care Center residents and performed highway cleanup.
He has spent his summers working various jobs, including ranch work, management and parking lot maintenance.
Madsen likes to teach, plan activities, explore his creative side and figure out how things work.
Some of his goals include becoming a high school math teacher and raising a family. His advice to fellow students is to "look at the good things of life and think positive if you want to be happy."
High school science teacher Cindy Gay calls Madsen "an exceptional young man" who has volunteered countless hours helping high school science teachers.
Madsen has a strong sense of responsibility, a cheerful enthusiasm for every task he undertakes, a willingness to take intellectual risks and is a thoughtful student, Gay said.
appointment as cadet
Lisl Pearson, a 17-year-old senior at Christian Heritage School and a student at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus, received an appointment as a cadet with the Air Force Academy. Pearson initially was nominated for the appointment by U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis. She is the daughter of Christine Pearson of Steamboat Springs.
Weaver named to dean's list for fall semester
Lauren Weaver, an English freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder, made the College of Arts and Sciences dean's list for the fall semester of 2003. Weaver maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be included on the list, making her one of the top students at CU. Weaver will participate this summer in a four-week Global Leadership Program in Prague, Czech Republic. She is the daughter of Norm and Lynette Weaver of Steamboat Springs.