On Feb 27, Molly Homburger, a junior at Evergreen High School, was presented the Gold Medal Award in Senior Musical Composition by the Colorado PTA Reflections committee. Her piece, “The Cure,” is a piano and cello duet that will now go on to the National PTA competition, with awards announced in May. The theme of this year’s Reflections contest was “Together We Can” and her piece reflects her mother’s 11-year successful fight against breast cancer.
Katie Maes, Evergreen High School sophomore, Girl Scout Troop 1116, delivers 100 pounds of donated Girl Scout cookies to the EChO food bank on March 9. Maes collected donations (more than 300 total boxes) of cookies that in addition to the EChO food bank, were also delivered to the Evergreen Mountain Area Pregnancy Center and to Mean Street Ministries.
Mackenzie Iddings, Tate Grove and Michael Iddings competed in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit’s opening race of the 2011 season on Feb. 5. The Duel in the Desert featured a cactus-riddled single-track course with technical sections, deep sand and open-range cattle. The local racers fared well against a competitive field from the mountain west.
Marshdale Elementary School held its annual PTA-sponsored Science Fair on Feb. 3. Thanks to all of the students, volunteer judges, teachers and staff that made it so successful. More than 125 young scientists experimented and created wonderful projects at the fair.
Sam Leslie, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, placed first in Colorado in the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest in the middle school division for his original music composition titled “Hand In Hand.”
The composition was written and performed by Sam on guitar and cello. The Reflections Program promotes original works in the arts in schools across the country. Sam placed first also in 2008 and second in 2005 and 2007.
Five area youth contestants were winners in the local competition of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held Feb. 19 at the Wulf Recreation Center.
They were Christian Markey (boys age 10), Jack Patterson (boys age 11), Kara Coughlin (girls age 12), Steven Belrose (boys age 12) and Keenan O’Hearn (boys age 13). As champions, they earned the right to compete at the state contest on Saturday, March 19, at the St. Thomas More Gym in Centennial.
Watermedia paintings by Evergreen artists David Cuin and Gail Lancaster have been selected from more than 300 entries to be part of the Colorado Watercolor Society’s 2011 State Watermedia Exhibition.
The exhibition includes 80 Colorado artists who will exhibit their framed and unframed work at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission to the show is free. The show and sale run from March 18 to April 17. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.
Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.
During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.
Blue Spruce Kiwanis donated $3,800 to local nonprofits to start 2011.
The board voted to award $250 to the Evergreen High School Education Foundation for technology, textbooks and training; $2,000 to Bootstraps Inc. for scholarships; $500 to Mt. Evans Hospice; $400 to the Evergreen High School music program; $500 to the Senior Resource Center; and $200 to Congregation Beth Evergreen’s seventh-grade students for their Hoops for Haiti school supplies fund-raiser for hurrican victims.