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Our View: Take a bite out of CNCC’s Taste of Education

Higher education is a phenomenally important part of progressing our intellectual depth, but the price tag often makes it difficult to sign up for classes.

Yet, here in Craig, we're lucky — we have an affordable, state-of-the-art college that offers a variety of classes to those seeking to take the next step in furthering their education.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Colorado Northwestern Community College will host its second annual Taste of Education event where community members can sample classes that the institution offers.

It's a wonderful way for the college to highlight its robust academia and get people excited about potentially getting a college degree. If you're on the fence about going to college, the event offers a true "taste" of what it's like to be a student at CNCC.

Class offerings will feature subjects such as Photoshop techniques, analyzing automotive engine problems, understanding and building habits for success, strengthening memory, writing limericks, and right-brain thinking to build artistic talent.

The event consists of three 45-minute sessions — 9:15 to 10 a.m., 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to noon. Classes will be followed by a free lunch provided by CNCC and a drawing for student scholarships and prizes.

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Preregistration is recommended to guarantee spots in preferred classes, however, same-day registration will be available as well starting at 8:30 a.m. To register, call the CNCC front desk at 970-824-1101.

Our local community college is only successful if the community supports it, and we'd like to publically thank Moffat County School District for opening the higher education doors to high school students. The duel credits the college and school district offers high school students helps teenagers obtain their associates degrees before they even graduate high school.

Taste of Education also is a great opportunity for college teachers to showcase their classes and communicate with the community about all the cool stuff they do for students.

The bottom line is that CNCC is a gem in our community, and it adds a lot of beauty to Craig. The artwork inside the college alone is enough of a reason to visit the campus.

So we encourage you to take an hour or two and go get a "taste" of CNCC today. Not only that, the college will have free food, hand out scholarships, free t-shirts and lots of cool swag.

Editorial board:

Renee Campbell — newspaper representative

Noelle Leavitt Riley — newspaper representative

Sheli Steele — newspaper representative

Shannon Moore — community representative

Bob Mueller — community representative