Education briefs for July 12, 2014: Class of 1984 to host reunion this weekend |

Education briefs for July 12, 2014: Class of 1984 to host reunion this weekend

Moffat County High School Class of 1984 will host its 30th reunion Saturday and Sunday. A barbecue will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the west end of Loudy-Simpson Park, and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, there will be a send-off breakfast at the Clarion Inn & Suites. If the group has not contacted you yet or if you need more information about the reunion, contact Sheryl Siminoe Ivy at 970-824-3934, or email Carol Livingston Pyle at

Class of 2004 to host 10-year reunion activities this weekend

The Moffat County High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year reunion Saturday.

The class will host a picnic at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Craig City Park open to alumni and family members. There will be some food items provided, but those who attend are responsible for their own food and are encouraged to bring extra to share if possible.

Later that night, Blaine Kawcak will offer a barbecue for classmates at 6 p.m. at his shop 3 miles north of Craig at 34475 N. Colorado Highway 13, the entrance to which is near Mountain View Furniture. The cost will be $10 per family to cover materials. For more information about this event, call Kawcak at 970-629-5810.

There also will be a dessert social for the adults at 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Inn & Suites, accompanied by a class slideshow.

Organizers still are seeking RSVPs for the reunion. If you know anyone who graduated from MCHS in 2004 or was on schedule to do so while living in Craig, please let them know about the event.

For more information on the reunion or to help with arrangements, call 970-412-1621.

Scholarship applications open to Colorado students

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation recently announced it is seeking applicants for its newly introduced college scholarship program. The credit union will provide $5,000 annual scholarships for as many as four years to six students.

The deadline to apply is July 18.

To be eligible, students must be Colorado residents enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university, taking at least 12 credit hours as an undergraduate. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school or during the previous 12 months as a college undergraduate. Applicants should be demonstrably active in providing community service at school or in the community.

Scholarship renewals are not automatic, and students must reapply each year.

For more information, contact Erin Towey at 800-444-4816, ext. 71413, or at

Host families needed for global exchange program

Visiting students ages 15 to 18 from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Craig for the upcoming 2014-15 academic school year for the fall semester and the full school year.

According to a press release from International Experience-USA, host families can consist of any type of familial structure and serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

Hosting an international student allows people to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

IE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange, is certified by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel and strictly adheres to all U.S. Department of State Student Exchange Program regulations and guidelines.

Exchange student participants undergo an extensive application and orientation process in their home country prior to being accepted into IE-USA’s program. Each student is responsible for their own spending money and full health insurance coverage.

Host families may review prospective student profiles online at Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15.

For more information, contact Colorado representative Katie Robinson at 512-538-8080 or at

Summer reading program underway

The Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program will run through Aug. 9. There are numerous prizes and drawings involved for participants in the free event.

Youth Club for ages 8 and older will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with story-times at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in Craig. Weekly programs known as Boredom Busters also will be available.

The program is available at the Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur branches, though not all features will be at each location.

For more information, call Craig at 970-824-5116, Maybell at 970-272-9919 or Dinosaur at 970-374-2700.

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