■ Sanford Atkinson of Grand Junction, a member of DePauw Men’s Lacrosse team at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, was named to the university’s fall 2018 semester Tiger Pride Honor Roll.
■ Central High School senior Matthew Clark signed a letter of intent recently and was awarded a scholarship to play football for the Saints at Presentation College in South Dakota where he will study athletic training.
■ Montrose High School Bands received superior ratings at recent competitions. The Advanced Jazz Band performed at the Fort Lewis College Jazz Festival and the Symphonic Band performed at the CBA Western Slope Regional Concert Band Festival. Senior Alysa Wood won the Fort Lewis festival’s Outstanding Soloist Award.
■ The March Division winners at Montrose High School are Damian Ramirez, Max Bernstein, Heather Prosser, Ashley Ortega, Trace Chaney, Jorge Cadena, Katherine Kistler, Joy Leuthauser, Oriana Sanchez and Stephanie Garcia.
Professional Learning Grant Awards go to 11 in District 51
The District 51 Foundation has awarded the third round of Professional Learning Grant Awards to 11 District 51 teachers and principals.
The foundation uses proceeds from its White Iced Celebration and other fundraising efforts to fund specific needs each year in School District 51. This year $10,050 in grants were awarded to be used for technology for students and professional learning for teachers.
■ Jill Phillips, Appleton Elementary, $50, Orff Chapter, Music Training
■ Robin Mitchum, Bookcliff Middle School, $200, Colorado Music Educators Association Conference
■ Carla Haas, Central High School, $3,300, AMPED, Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes
■ Khylene Colombe, Mesa View Elementary, $600, AVMR, Mathematics and Fraction Training
■ Emily Youmans, Mesa View Elementary, $600, AVMR, Mathematics and Fraction Training
■ Miranda Bailey, New Emerson STEAM, $1,000, Mindspark STEM Summer Institute
■ Patrick Steele, Palisade High School, $1,400, Fish Hatchery Training and Development
■ Emma-Leigh Larsen, Pomona Elementary, $1,000, Mindspark STEM Summer Institute
■ Marye Helms, Rim Rock Elementary, $200, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia Training
■ Heidi Ragsdale, West Middle School, $1,500, National Space Symposium Training
■ Cameron Law, West Middle School/Grand Junction High School, $200, Colorado Music Educators Association Conference
Get prepared for your tests
Students who want to warm up for the SAT and ACT exams are invited to take practice tests at the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St.
■ SAT Practice Exams: 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Central Library Community Rooms.
■ ACT Practice Exams: 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Central Library Community Rooms.
The tests will be paper format. The essay portion will be handed out to take home but will not be administered. Bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil. The practice test takes approximately three hours to complete. The tests will begin promptly at the scheduled time — arrive early.
There is no charge to take the practice exams, but seating is limited and preregistration is required through the event calendar at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 243-4442.
Submit Student Spotlight items by email to email@example.com, by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to 734 S. Seventh St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501.