AP scholar awards
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School Students took the College Board's Advanced Placement Program tests in May after completing college-level courses at the high school.
Charles Stoddard qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Three students, Max Pensack, Anna Roder and Kristin Toy, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Courtney Adamo, Torie Christensen, Erin Gleason, Lauren Letson, Lane Shipley, Emily Stockdale, Amanda Tegtmeier and Leigh Thielen qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.
Early childhood centers
Yampatika has received a $2,500 grant to teach environmental education in Routt County's early childhood centers. The grant will allow a Yampatika Naturalist to teach two hour-long programs to each early childhood center and host an Early Childhood Project WILD workshop for childcare providers and teachers in November. Yampatika naturalist Elaine Sturges has been developing and teaching this series of environmental education programs. Sturges has more than 10 years of experience teaching preschool, kindergarten and first grade and was the coordinator for Colorado's Early Childhood Project WILD program for seven years. Colorado was the first state to develop an Early Childhood Project WILD guide for teachers of young children.