Craig education briefs for May 9: FFA students compete at state
Craig — The Future Farmers of America Colorado state contests were held in Fort Collins and Greeley Sunday and Monday. Eighteen students participated and placed in the following event areas:
• The floriculture team placed gold overall.
— Gold individual: Erin Parrot
— Silver individual: Jerica Delong
• The horse evaluation team placed gold overall.
— Gold individuals: Katia Voloshin, Mattie Jo Duzik
— Silver individual: Katy Haskins
• The meat carcass evaluation team placed bronze overall.
— Silver individual: Randy Sloan
— Bronze individual: Erin Fagan
• Milk and dairy products team:
— Bronze individual: Garrett Ferguson
— Silver individuals: Hannah Peterson
Moffat County High School to showcase vocalists in concert Tuesday
The Moffat County High School singers will be bringing the sweet sounds of music next week during the 2015 Spring Choral Concert.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane, and will feature the school’s Concert Choir and Center Stage Choir as directed by Keri Rusthoi and Teri Rose and accompanied by Julia Foster and other special guests.
The performance will feature classical works by composers Bach and Schram, as well as spirituals and show tunes from musicals like “Rent,” “Annie, Get Your Gun” and “The Wizard of Oz” and more.
Admission is free, and donations to the choir program are welcome at the door.
For more information, call 970-824-7036.
Planning meetings for country school reunion to be held
Two planning meetings for the country school reunion will take place at 1 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. May 29 at the Wyman Museum in Craig.
All individuals who attended the country schools as a student or teacher are urged to attend the meetings to help organize the reunion.
The reunion will take place at 11 a.m. June 13 at the covered picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
For more information, call Mary Lou at 824-6761 or Wes at 824-6455.
Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program launches website for teens
Young people can find information, tools and resources at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program’s new website — http://www.colorado.gov/gsjh.
The recently launched website offers information on job fairs, how to locate businesses that are hiring, how to write a great resume and make a great impression in a job interview. It is also a resource for parents who want to ensure their high school and college students have a safe and successful summer job experience.
“A part-time job provides valuable training to students, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the years ahead,” Gov. Hickenlooper said in a press release. “It adds a unique companion piece to classroom learning. Workplace experience teaches young people the value of commitment, about gaining confidence and working with others.”
Teens can also get help finding summer jobs free of charge at state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers.
Craig Middle School to host #BetterMeYV photo gallery
The photo gallery currently on display at Moffat County High School will move to Craig Middle School next week. The gallery features photos chosen from the BetterMeYV youth healthy living campaign.
BetterMeYV is a social media campaign encouraging local middle and high school students to share photos of themselves and their friends being active and setting a positive example in our communities. Students post their photos to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #bettermeyv.
The project is a joint effort of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The gallery will move to various locations throughout Craig during the summer. For more information about Bettermeyv, go to http://www.bettermyv.com or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752.
Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids
Wyman Museum Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.
Classes are in June and July and fill quickly. To register, visit the museum.
Volunteers are also needed to help run the camp. Contact the museum at 970-824-6346
for more information about volunteering or about the camp.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.