Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant |

Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant

Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive, which promotes good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. The contest launched Wednesday and MCHS quickly moved into the top 20 schools by the end of the first day.

High schools which receive the highest number of online votes between last Wednesday and Friday can win a $100,000 grant, a concert from The Band Perry or one of 90 $25,000 grants.

Students, teachers and community members, age 14 and older, can vote for MCHS on the Celebrate My Drive website once per day, per e-mail address.

For more information and to vote, visit or

Wreaths to bring holiday cheer, support for area nonprofits

MCHS Key Club and Youth United Way are selling wreaths to local individuals and businesses to raise money and unite the community this holiday season. The 25-inch, Balsam Fir wreaths are intended to add to the spirit of the annual Festival of Trees held at the Moffat County Courthouse entrance.

Funds raised will help offset the cost of putting on the festival and remaining funds will be placed into the Youth United Way Allocations Fund to be distributed to nonprofits in Moffat County.

Key Club members will be visiting local businesses to collect orders, which can also be placed with Renee Campbell at the Craig Daily Press, Lila Herod at the Courthouse, Amy Hansen at MCHS or Corrie Ponikvar at Yampa Valley Bank.

Wreaths will be available for purchase until Oct. 29th and will be delivered or available for pickup at the courthouse from Nov. 24th to 28th.

For more information, contact Key Club co-president Aubrey Campbell at 970-761-0287 or Key Club advisor Amy Hansen at 970-824-7036.

Colorado Mesa University’s free application week closes tomorrow

Colorado Mesa University is offering the opportunity for students to apply to the university for free through tomorrow. After completing the application online, students should enter the promotional code “FREEAPP” when prompted.

Hispanic workers honored by U.S. Department of Labor book initiative

Books that focus on Hispanics and work are being highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Books that Shaped Work in America” initiative, according to a Labor Department press release.

The web-based project,, aims to engage the public about the Labor Department’s mission and America’s history as a nation of workers as portrayed through published works. It serves as an online resource library where people from all walks of life can share books that informed them about occupations and careers, molded their views about work and helped elevate the discourse about work, workers and workplaces, according to the press release.

In the spotlight this month are books that advocate for the acknowledgement of Hispanic workers as important members of our nation’s workforce and for shared prosperity for all workers.

To suggest a book be added to the list, fill out a simple form online at

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