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Knowledge Bowl team takes third at state

Craig Intermediate School students won third place in the statewide Elementary Knowledge Master Open on Wednesday.

The fifth- and sixth-grade Knowledge Bowl students used computers to answer 100 questions from all curriculum areas.

Students on the CIS team are Robert Baker, Ping Wu, Laurie Cotten, Marianne Pressley, Wyatt Oberwitte, Matt Balderston, Shania Gurr and Hannah Kirk.

The CIS team, led by teacher Mary Blakeman, earned 592 points and answered 87 of 100 questions correctly.

Their academic areas of strength in order were: American history, current events, physical science, biology, health and psychology, math, earth science, government, literature, world history, fine arts, English and geography.

Craig woman gets business scholarship

Theresa Johnson, of Craig, is one of 13 Colorado women to earn a $700 scholarship from the Colorado Business and Professional Women's Education Foundation.

Johnson is a nursing student at Colorado Northwestern Community College, where she maintains a 4.0 grade point average. The scholarship is awarded for the spring semester.

Johnson said she decided to become a nurse when she learned she is allergic to the products she'd used as a manicurist for 20 years.

"It's important to serve people and give back to our community whenever we can," Johnson said.

Yampa Valley Business and Professional Women's organization donated nearly $10,000 to help fund the scholarship program for low-income female students of nontraditional student age.

The organization presents scholarships to women who:

Are at least 25 years of age,

Are U.S. citizens,

Have been Colorado residents for at least 12 months,

Attend an educational institution of higher learning or vocational training that is located and accredited in Colorado,

Demonstrate financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals, and

Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The next scholarship deadlines are Jan. 31 and Aug. 31. For application materials, or for more information, visit or call (303) 443-2573.

CIS names January Citizens of the Month

The following students have been chosen by their mentor teachers to be honored at a luncheon for being named January Citizens of the Month:

Darren McLaughlin

Jessie Suits

Shaylyn Buckley

Caitlin Harjes

Trenton Alexander

Jesse Decker

Travis Snyder

Viri Aragon

Matt Hulstine

Gabriel Maldonado

Ben East

Krystle Bohrer

Levi Ogden

Travis Hauger

Adam Secules

Darby Andrews

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