King named AP Scholar for tests
Former Christian Heritage School student Daylee King earned the designation of AP Scholar from the College Board for her exceptional achievement on advanced placement exams. King scored three or higher on three or more advanced placement exams to earn the distinction. She attends Oklahoma Baptist University.
Chapman will intern with metropolitan opera
Joe Chapman, a 2000 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was selected by the University of Connecticut's theater arts program for an internship with the New York Metropolitan Opera, where he will be working with experts in stage lighting and set design. Chapman is in the second year of a three-year graduate program in theater arts.
Proper named January teen of the month
Madison Proper, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, was named the Optimist Club's January teen of the month.
Madison, who maintains a 4.0 grade point average, is a member of the school's National Honor Society chapter, its Link Crew program, which helps freshmen transition from middle school to high school, its Honor Code Council and girls basketball and cross-country teams.
Madison earned an academic letter in 2004 and has made her schools' honor rolls for the past six years. She lettered in basketball last year and in cross country the past three years. She was the cross-country team captain last year.
In the community, Madison has served as a senior partner for Partners in Routt County, taught at the Yampa Valley Science School since 2002, ran in the Steamboat Pilot & Today Run for Literacy in 2004, was a Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department youth basketball coach and has raised money for the American Diabetes Association.
Madison loves to play basketball, run, ski, paint, take photographs and volunteer for programs that work with local youths. She has held several jobs, including at Old West Steak House, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and, currently, Brauns Bar and Grill.
She plans to attend a university next fall and major in education. Madison would like to be a high school math teacher or elementary classroom teacher.
Madison advises her fellow students to set challenging goals for themselves.
Libby Foster, case manager for Partners in Routt County, said Madison "is an exceedingly well-rounded individual. Because she works so hard, is so intelligent and talented and manages her time so well, she excels in all that she does. Partners is lucky to know Madison."