Education briefs for April 5, 2014: Steamboat Springs contest seeks entries from young filmmakers |

Education briefs for April 5, 2014: Steamboat Springs contest seeks entries from young filmmakers

The second annual Steamboat Student Film Festival will take place May 2 and 3 at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The Film Festival is accepting submissions from middle school, high school and college students nationwide who will be competing for $250 in prizes in the six categories of Action Sports, Artistic/Experimental, Comedy, Documentary, Drama and Original Animation. Submissions are due April 11.

For more information, visit

Libraries to offer free books through state program

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries will be giving out free copies of a selected book to all 4-year-olds during the Celebrate Children Festival on April 12 at Centennial Mall as part of One Book 4 Colorado.

The program has provided reading materials to 4-year-olds across the state since its 2012 inception through the collaboration of Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program and other organizations.

This year’s title will be officially announced Monday and the program will run through April 21, which also encompasses National Library Week from April 13 to 19.

April also is School Library Month.

For more information, call 970-824-7550.

Children’s musician to perform in Craig

Singer-songwriter John Farrell will perform a show for children and parents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the Craig Middle School auditorium.

Admission is free, with sponsorship by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads and The Memorial Hospital.

Farrell, who has brought his music to Northwest Colorado many times before, also will be performing at schools in Craig and Maybell during his latest visit.

For more information about the artist, visit

$3,000 scholarship grand prize in regional art contest

The deadline is April 11 to submit artwork as part of the 3rd District Congressional Art Competition sponsored by United States Rep. Scott Tipton. Students in ninth through 12th grades who attend school or home school in the 3rd District are eligible.

“This competition gives every high school student in the 3rd District the chance to share their artistic abilities with the community, and provides the winner the unique opportunity to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol,” Tipton said in a press release. “The hard work and skill that students have put into their pieces in previous years has been truly impressive. I look forward to seeing what this year’s competition will bring and to meeting the many talented students who participate.”

Guidelines for the competition state that the artwork must be no larger than 28-inches high, 28-inches wide and 4-inches deep, including the outside dimensions of the frame.

Possible artwork includes the following:

Drawings — Colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed)

Collage — Two-dimensional

Prints — Lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

Mixed media — Use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.


Students can mail their submissions to the 3rd Congressional District Grand Junction office at 225 N. Fifth St., Ste. 702, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Submissions also can be delivered in person to the nearest 3rd District office location.

All submitted artwork will be put on display in Grand Junction from April 14 to 25. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 25 at Colorado Mesa University’s Fine Arts Building. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation signed by Rep. Tipton. First, second and third places will receive awards, and there will be honorable mentions for other submissions.

The first-place winner of the competition also will be awarded a $3,000 college scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design; should they be accepted and show documentation of this achievement. Southwest Airlines also will present the first-place winner and one family member with two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the National Exhibit and reception. The first place artwork will be sent to Washington, D.C., to be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol along with other award-winning artwork from across the nation for one year.

For more information about submitting artwork to the competition and for forms required with the submissions, visit or contact 3rd Congressional District Art Competition Liaison Brenda Felmlee at 719-587-5105 or

Legislators seeking interns

United States Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall each are seeking interns for their offices for this summer. The positions are open to undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Interns working in the Colorado offices will assist staff as they help constituents resolve issues with federal agencies. State interns also meet with local partners and help to represent the senator at community outreach events.

Interns in the Washington office will attend committee hearings and briefings, compose memos for legislative staff, answer phones, research legislative issues, help with press outreach, lead Capitol tours and participate in congressional events.

“Interns are an integral part of our office, providing essential support as we work to serve Coloradans,” Bennet said in a press release. “Our Colorado and Washington internship programs provide great opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge about issues that affect Coloradans. Interns receive an in-depth view of the legislative process and gain direct experience serving Colorado constituents, providing a unique experience for any young person interested in public service.”

Internships are unpaid, though college credit may be available. The deadline has passed to apply for Sen. Bennet’s Washington office, but Colorado-based internships are open year-round for Bennet.

For more information, visit

April 15 is the deadline to apply for a position with Sen. Udall’s Colorado office.

For more information about session dates and eligibility, visit

ACT, SAT exams offered for Craig students in coming months

Students needing to take the ACT and SAT exams can register online at for the ACT and for the SAT. Both sites also provide information for those taking the tests, including necessary supplies, documentation and other details.

The designated testing center for Craig is Moffat County High School, but students should consult the sites to determine which testing centers will be available on certain dates.

Both tests are offered multiple times throughout the school and have regular and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.


Test date — registration deadline/late registration

June 14 — May 9/May 23


Test date — registration deadline/late registration by mail/late registration online

May 3 — April 4/April 18/April 21

June 7 — May 9/May 23/May 28

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 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

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