Education briefs for July 5, 2014: MCHS Class of 2004 to host 10-year reunion next week

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The Moffat County High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year reunion July 11 and 12.

A pub crawl among the local bars will start the weekend at 5 p.m. July 11 at Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta. There will be drink specials at certain establishments for those dressed in blue and white or otherwise showing their school spirit.

The majority of activities will take place July 12, with a picnic at 11:30 a.m. at Craig City Park open to alumni and family members. There will be some food items provided, but those who attend are responsible for their own food and are encouraged to bring extra to share if possible.

Later that night, Blaine Kawcak will offer a barbecue for classmates at 6 p.m. at his shop three miles north of Craig at 34475 North Highway 13, the entrance to which is near Mountain View Furniture. The cost will be $10 per family to cover materials. For more information on this event, call Kawcak at 970-629-5810.

There will also be a dessert social for the adults at 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Inn & Suites, accompanied by a class slideshow.

Organizers are still seeking RSVPs for the reunion. If you know anyone who graduated from MCHS in 2004, or was on schedule to do so while living in Craig, please let them know about the event.

For more information on the reunion or to help with arrangements, call 970-412-1621.

Class of 1984 to host reunion next week

Moffat County High School Class of 1984 will host its 30th reunion from 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 at The O.P. Bar and Grill back patio. A barbecue will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 12 at the west end of Loudy-Simpson Park, and at 9:30 a.m. July 13 there will be a send off breakfast at the Clarion Inn & Suites. If the group has not have contacted you yet, or you need more information about the reunion, please contact Sheryl Siminoe Ivy at 970-824-3934, or email Carol Livingston Pyle at carollivpyle10@gmail.com.

Scholarship applications open to Colorado students

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation recently announced it is seeking applicants for its newly introduced college scholarship program. The credit union will provide $5,000 annual scholarships for up to four years to six students.

The deadline to apply for this is July 18.

To be eligible, students must be Colorado residents enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university, taking at least 12 credit hours as an undergraduate. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in high school or during the previous 12 months as a college undergraduate. Applicants should be demonstrably active in providing community service at school or in the community.

Scholarship renewals are not automatic, and students must reapply each year.

For more information, contact Erin Towey at 800-444-4816, ext.71413, or at toweye@cuofco.org.

Host families needed for global exchange program

Visiting students, ages 15 to 18, from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Craig for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year for both the fall semester and full school year.

According to a press release from International Experience-USA, host families can consist of any type of familial structure and serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

Hosting an international student allows people to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange, certified by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel and strictly adheres to all U.S. Department of State Student Exchange Program regulations and guidelines.

Exchange student participants undergo an extensive application and orientation process in their home country prior to being accepted into iE-USA’s program. Each student is responsible for their own spending money and full health insurance coverage.


Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by August 15, 2014.

For more information, contact Colorado representative Katie Robinson at 512-538-8080 or at k.robinson@international-experience.net.

Summer reading program underway

The Moffat County Libraries' summer reading program will run through August 9. There are numerous prizes and drawings involved for participants in the free event.

Youth Club for ages 8 and up will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with story times at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays in Craig. Weekly programs known as Boredom Busters will also be available.

The program is available at the Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur branches, though not all features will be at each location. All branches are closed through July 6 for the holiday weekend.

For more information, call Craig at 970-824-5116, Maybell at 970-272-9919 or Dinosaur at 970-374-2700.

Boys & Girls Club offering summer fun for all ages

Boys & Girls Club of Craig is featuring multiple activities during the summer. The building is open for members every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Aug. 18 to 22.

Regular daily events include outdoor excursions like bike rides, rollerblading, tennis and swimming at Craig City Pool, as well as the array of things for kids to do already at the club.

Programs like 4-H arts and crafts and Torch Club for those wanting to volunteer in the community are also available, as is the new feature, Education Imagination, classes on subjects like art and science with limited registration and a $10 fee for materials, with sessions July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are also available and free of charge.

Those entering middle school grades in the fall can also participate in the free Thursday Thrills series from 6 to 8 p.m. each week, with events either at the club or locations like the pool or Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

Membership costs $1 per hour in the summer in addition to the annual dues. The organization offers scholarships for families with financial difficulties.

For more information, call 970-826-0411 or bgcnwc.org.

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