December 23, 2011
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19 Poudre School District Students Earn Merit Awards at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins

Nineteen Poudre School District students have been designated for a Student of Merit award in the College Now-Career Pathways Program for the fall 2011 semester at Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus.

Student of Merit winners exhibit academic and technical excellence within their chosen career programs. About 420 high school students from Larimer County schools are enrolled in 10 technical programs at FRCC-Larimer. They are granted credit from their home high schools and may choose to co-enroll for college credit, too.

The students:

Centennial High School: Kyle States, Carpentry.

Fort Collins High School: William Brace, Automotive Technology and Service; and Tori Colegate, Medical Careers Exploration with Nurse Aide Training.

Fossil Ridge High School: Alexander Gustafson, Automotive Technology and Service; Stephanie Kolarek, Medical Careers Exploration with Nurse Aide Training; and Shelby Landfair, Animal Technology and Service.

Poudre High School: Julia Bailey, Law Enforcement Exploration; Megan Foster, Medical Careers Exploration with Nurse Aide Training; Kyle Fritz, Automotive Technology and Service; Wade Mason, Wildlife, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Christian Rehner, Automotive Technology and Service; Adeline Thompson, Animal Technology and Research; and Timothy Thompson, Law Enforcement Exploration.

Rocky Mountain High School: Bridget Baker, Wildlife, Forestry, and Natural Resources; Melody Fels, Ironworking and Industrial Welding; Beth Spencer, Culinary Arts-Chef Program; Shaina Sutton, Culinary Arts-Chef Program; Lauren Thornton, Medical Careers Exploration with Nurse Aide Training; and Christopher Whittle, Wildlife, Forestry, and Natural Resources.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a retired soccer referee and newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.