Craig education briefs for Nov. 7, 2015: Moffat County Library kicks off Winter Reading Program

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Moffat County Library’s Winter Reading Program kicked off this month with the theme “Slide Into a Good Book.”

Kids are encouraged to spend time with their nose in a book this winter with incentives and prize drawing for the pages they read. The youth program is for kids up to fifth-grade, the teen program is for sixth through twelfth-graders and an adult program for ages 18 and up offers a monthly prize drawing, one entry for each book read.

For more information or to sign up, visit the library.

Tea Party hosts speaker on Common Core

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host speaker Anita Stapleton from the Eagle Forum to discuss Common Core and how it affects Moffat County School District.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bell Tower Building, room 201, and is free to the public.

McDonald’s night supports Substance Abuse Prevention Program

The Moffat County Substance Abuse Prevention Program will be holding a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McDonalds in Craig. McDonald’s will donate a portion of all purchases to support the program.

MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

Preparations are currently under way for this year’s production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. from the Moffat County High School Theatre Department.

The cast includes MCHS students and several eighth-graders from Craig Middle School.

The show will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 through 21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at MCHS. Tickets cost $6 and are sold at the door.

Daniels Fund Scholarship available to Colorado students

Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 13.

Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree, with the ultimate goal to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college and in life.

The four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, however it essentially functions as a “full-ride” scholarship at 24 partner institutions located within the four-state region, viewable at

At all other institutions, the Daniels Scholarship functions as a “last dollar” scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and:

• Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2015-2016 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

• Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

• Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.

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