Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Aspen High School. Representatives from over 250 four-year colleges and universities from throughout the country, Canada and Europe will be attending, as well as many two-year colleges and technical schools. Several informative workshops will be offered. Contact guidance counselor Paula Duzik at MCHS for more information.

Deadline Monday for 2015 Service Academy Nomination Applications

Congressman Scott Tipton's office is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015. Each year members of Congress nominate a limited number of people from their districts to the U.S. Service Academies — including the Air Force, West Point, Annapolis and Merchant Marine. The honor of attending a service academy comes with a commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Congressman Tipton nominated 22 students from the 3rd Congressional District in 2014 to U.S. Service Academies, according to a press release from Tipton's office. Selected students met and exceeded stringent requirements, and were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and complete an in-person interview before a panel in order to be considered.

Interested students, who meet the minimum Service Academy eligibility requirements can download an application at http://tipton.house.gov/serving-you. The deadline for applications is Oct. 6, and students should submit their information to Brian McCain with Tipton's office at Brian.McCain@mail.house.gov or 719-542-1073.

"If You Really Knew Me" program helps students connect

The "If You Really Knew Me" begins Monday at Moffat County High School. Designed to reduce bullying and boost leadership skills, the program offers students opportunities to learn about each other and develop understanding and compassion for each other's differences. Approximately fifty students will complete the program each Monday throughout the semester until all interested students have finished. A permission form signed by a parent or guardian is required for participation. Contact Paula Duzik in the MCHS guidance office for more information.

MCHS to offer practice SAT

MCHS will offer the PSAT test on Oct. 15 for interested sophomores and juniors. Juniors that score above a certain mark will qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program. Cost is $14 and space is limited to the first 40 students. Sign up with Paula Duzik at MCHS.

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Tutoring available to high school students

Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English, math and science are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for math and science and at the same time Tuesdays for English and essay-writing in CNCC's Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

For more information, call 970-824-1128 or contact Sheila Harper at sheila.harper@cncc.edu.

Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that don't participate in a driver education program are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education, according to a press release from AAA Colorado.

AAA Colorado and the AAA Foundation have developed comprehensive resources to help teens stay safe on the road including TeenDriving.AAA.com, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.