Class Notes: Hayden senior is Rotary Student of the Month

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Elaine Cromie, a senior at Hayden High School, is the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's Student of the Month for April.

Elaine is the daughter of Ronald and Emy Cromie, of Hayden.

Elaine is active in Hayden High School sports, clubs and community activities and is a member of the National Honor Society. She maintains a 3.89 GPA with a schedule that includes several dual-enrollment classes.

Her other school activities include student government, Community Action Network, Future Business Leaders of America and Peer Helpers.

Outside of school, Elaine is an active community volunteer with hundreds of hours of service provided. Her outreach includes service to the Visiting Nurse Association, her local church and tutoring other young students.

Next fall, Elaine plans to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder and pursue a degree in international studies.

"Elaine continues to push the bar and go above and beyond what is expected of her," Rotary Student Coordinator Dan Callahan said.

Math graduation exam dates coming soon

Any junior or senior at Steamboat Springs High School who has not passed the math graduation exam needs to sign up in the counseling office. The remaining date for the exam this year is June 2. Students who did not pass an earlier exam can make an appointment with any math teacher to go over their exam. Students in math proficiency class will take the exam during class time.

Graduation season arrives for local high schools

High school seniors across Routt County will flip their tassels in coming weeks. Hayden High School's graduation is at 2 p.m. May 17.

The Christian Heritage School holds its high school graduation at 3 p.m. May 17, its kindergarten graduation at 10:30 a.m. May 27, and eighth-grade graduation at 6:30 p.m. May 28.

Soroco High School graduation is May 23, and Steamboat Springs High School holds its graduation May 30.

The Lowell Whiteman School commencement is June 7.

Uganda trip fundraiser May 18 at Mambo Italiano

Three teachers and one student from the Christian Heritage School will raise funds May 18 at Mambo Italiano for a mission trip to Uganda.

The fundraiser for Jill Lindstrom, Traci Patterson, Lauri Bradt and her son Clinton Bradt - who was born in Uganda - will have seating times at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adult meals, including salad, bread, lasagna, soda or coffee and dessert, may be purchased for $25 and children's meals for $10. The restaurant will donate the food and all funds raised will go directly to trip costs.

Peer support group forms for youths ages 12 to 15

A peer support group, sponsored by Poogie's Place, is forming for youths between ages 12 and 15. The group will be for kids grieving the loss of a loved one. Group leaders will use a combination of talk and creative expression with the support of peers to facilitate the healing process. Call Katy Thiel at the Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7628 to obtain more information and to register.

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