Class notes for Dec. 25


SSHS alumna graduates summa cum laude

Andryn Arithson, who graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2001, graduated summa cum laude last week from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Arithson earned a humanities degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, with a minor in business and an emphasis in art history. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a national academic honor society, Dec. 4. Arithson plans to continue living in Boulder.

Steamboat high school seeks technology input

Gayle Dudley, Career and Technology administrator at Steamboat Springs High School, has posted a survey on the Web for community employers and organizations. The high school is reviewing its career and tech programs and seeks input from local employers. Dudley said any help given by local employers would be greatly appreciated.

The survey can be found online at: or by following the "Employer/Community Survey" link on the Steamboat Springs High School Web site.

Hayden senior named student of the month

Keenan Bruchez, a Hayden High School Senior honor student, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month at Tuesday's meeting of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.

In addition to his excellent grade point average, Bruchez recently was named a Wendy's Restaurant Heisman Scholar Athlete. He also was named the Western Slope League Most Valuable Player in football, after helping lead Hayden to its first undefeated league football championship.

Also a track athlete, Bruchez holds the school records in the 100-meter high hurdles and the 1,600-meter relay. He also is in his fourth season of varsity basketball for the Tigers.

Bruchez said he hoped to attend the Colorado School of Mines next year.

"When you combine a desire to succeed, intelligence and athleticism together you get Keenan Bruchez, one very special person," Hayden school counselor Danica Moss said.


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