Class Notes: Graduations ceremonies continue this weekend

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Another Routt County high school will honor 2010 graduates this weekend, when Hayden High School’s senior class of 42 students graduates at 2 p.m. today.

The Yampa Valley School will host its graduation ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Friday at the Yampa River Botanic Park.

South Routt and Steamboat Springs high schools will honor their graduates in ceremonies Saturday. Soroco’s seniors will be awarded their diplomas at 11 a.m., and seniors from Steamboat will walk across the stage starting at 2 p.m.

To end the Class of 2010 graduation season in Routt County, seniors from The Lowell Whiteman School will be recognized at 2 p.m. June 4.

With the exception of the Yampa Valley School, all graduation ceremonies will be held at each respective school.

Steamboat Players seek actors, singers to audition

The Steamboat Players are looking for actors and singers ages 10 and older to audition for roles in the Aug. 12 to 14 production of “Seussical,” a musical that weaves Dr. Seuss characters into one story.

Acting auditions are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, and music auditions are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday. All auditions will take place at the Depot Art Center on 13th Street.

Music auditions require people to bring an up-tempo song with sheet music. During their auditions, actors will read from the “Seussical” script. Those who audition need to attend both nights, but not for the entire time.

For more information, or if those times don’t work for you, call the musical’s artistic director Michael Brumbaugh at 870-4533.

Last day of Spring Into Summer carnival is today

The Spring Into Summer carnival to benefit Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School ends today, but not until midnight.

The carnival at the Meadows Park Lot at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads will open its doors at noon. There will carnival rides, games and a variety of food.

All-day ride tickets are $30 and individual tickets are $1, but each ride costs between three and six tickets.

Hayden students heading to Boys and Girls State

Seven Hayden High School juniors have been selected to participate in a weeklong conference that provides a hands-on experience about how government functions.

Ben Williams, Thomas Pederson and Jake Rosedale will attend Boys State from June 6 to 12 at the Colorado State University campus in Pueblo.

Delanie VeDepo and Ellie Pederson will attend Colorado Columbine Girls State from June 8 to 13 on the Western State College campus in Gunnison. Samantha Huffar will attend Girls State as a counselor.

American Legion Post No. 89 in Hayden sponsored the students.

Steamboat Springs School Board meeting is Monday

The Steamboat Springs School Board will hear a presentation Monday about changes next year to the district’s educational programming for non-English-speaking students, as well as get an update about the district’s partnership with Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine campus.

The board meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St. Also on the agenda is the nominees for the district’s 2009-10 Teacher of the Year and Friend of Education. Superintendent Shalee Cunningham will provide a budget update, as well.

Public comment is scheduled for 7 p.m. An executive session to discuss “matters regarding pending litigation” is scheduled for 8:45 p.m.

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