The 3rd grade team at Sarah Milner Elementary School won their age group at the Battle of the Books competition that was held at the Loveland Public Library.
Loveland High School student Caitlin Parets has been named a finalist for the 2017 Boettcher Scholarship. Both Parets and classmate Alyx Job have been named as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.
Loveland High School sophomore Erin Lang took first place in the 500-yard freestyle at the 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships in Fort Collins. She broke the school record with a time of 4:59.26. Lang also took third place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.11.
Mountain View High School sophomore Stella Lee was named Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County Youth of the Year at a Boys and Girls Clubs breakfast. She will represent Larimer County in the state Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year competition. Stella has been a Boys and Girls Clubs member for seven years. She is president of Keystone Club, a junior staff member, on the STEP team, and was accepted to join the GOCO (Get Outdoors Colorado) Youth Advisory Committee in Loveland. She also helped her club take third place in State Education Day.
Mountain View High School junior Evyn Batie was elected as President of the Northern Colorado District of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The Northern Colorado District is one of 10 districts in the state of Colorado. As president, Evyn will work with a team of 11 other officers. This group plans and runs an annual conference for 350 Family and Consumer Sciences students and teachers each fall. She will represent the Northern Colorado District at the State Conference.
The Thompson Agriculture Education program was awarded a Colorado FFA Foundation Grant in the amount of $3,500, which will provide funding for a greenhouse and chicken coop on the Thompson Valley High School campus. Following the greenhouse and coop construction this spring, Thompson students enrolled in agriscience classes will have the opportunity to learn about plant and animal systems firsthand. Students will be involved in planting and harvesting crops, hatching and raising chickens, collecting eggs and marketing the products that result from the “mini farm.”
Garfield Elementary School second grader Sadie Crowl received a first place Colorado Young Writers award for her story “River the Magic Dragon.”
The following students were winners of Thompson School District’s spelling bee. Elementary School: 1st Place – Grace Wiggins, Centennial Elementary School; 2nd Place – Audrey Lehnherr, Namaqua Elementary School; and 3rd Place – Maddie Bellmar, High Plains School. Middle School: 1st Place – Julia Ward, Bill Reed Middle School; 2nd Place – Elliott Harrington, Lucile Erwin Middle School; and 3rd Place – Adrian Reghitto, Turner Middle School.
Jacob, a student at Laurene Edmondson Elementary School, won Thompson School District’s Chess Tournament with a perfect 5-0 record (the only one of 40 competitors to go undefeated). He will represent the district at the state chess tournament in Denver.
The Sportswomen of Colorado 2016 award winners included Loveland High School senior Tatum Rembao as the big school all-around athlete. Rembao is an all-state softball and basketball player for LHS and also ran track last season. This is her second time being honored by the Sportswomen of Colorado.