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.
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.
Garrett Chado of Evergreen has been selected to participate in a two-week volunteer program in Ecuador, working alongside 20 to 50 other individuals from around the globe. Chado will be working under the direction of an organization called International Student Volunteers.
Philip D. Richard Jr., son of Philip and Lois Richard, received his master of science in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Richard graduated from Evergreen High School in 2001 and graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Richard is lead production engineer at Precise Cast in Commerce City. Philip Sr. and Lois owned and operated Mountain Pharmacy in Evergreen for 25 years and will be returning to Evergreen to retire in two years.
Evergreen piano duo Simon & Son just returned from a 40-city tour of the Midwest and are happy to be home for the holidays. The duo performed in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
Canyon Courier columnist Dr. Ken Cohen was honored this month as the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year. Cohen is chief medical officer for New West Physicians and has practiced internal medicine at the Evergreen New West office for the past 16 years. He is an experienced physician leader and researcher who has attained local and national recognition for research in the areas of internal medicine and health care quality improvement.