The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club named Tucker Louthan its teen of the month for January.
Louthan, a senior at Soroco High School, maintains a grade-point average of 3.4, has played on the school's basketball, wrestling, football and track teams and served as reporter, treasurer and president of the Future Farmers of America chapter, as well as president of the district FFA chapter and co-president of the school's student council.
He was a recipient of the first 11's Club Volunteer of the Year Award and has been named to the school honor roll.
In the community, Louthan has cleaned stretches of Colorado Highway 131, volunteered at the Senior Center in Oak Creek, planted flowers at Hayden Cemetery and worked at the Routt County Fairgrounds. He has worked at both the Lazy EH Ranch and R and T Land and Cattle.
Rotary Club names Draper student of month
The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club recently named Bailey Draper, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, its January student of the month.
Academically, Draper ranks in the top 5 percent of her class and maintains an 'A' average. She is passionate about learning, and is enrolled in eight classes, including three advanced-placement courses and one honors class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was the University of Colorado's Junior of the Year.
Draper has played on the school's basketball team for four seasons, including three on varsity. She is active in the school's peer mediation program, Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, the National Honor Society and tutoring math.
"Bailey thrives on hard work," teacher Tom Fitzgerald said. "She always asks the question that gets to the concept everyone else in the class needs to know and I've overlooked. She balances a demanding academic schedule with a full load of extracurricular (activities). She leads by the example of her own high standards and the effort she shows in achieving her lofty goals."