Westside schools:
Whittier art at Garden

       Art from Whittier Elementary and five other invited elementary schools will be on display in the Red Rocks Room at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center through April 2.
       Using a variety of media, the students' works “celebrate the Garden of the Gods Park,” according to Jeanne McElderry of the Visitor Center.
       The art will be on display daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is at 1805 N. 30th St.
       Other schools are Canon, School for the Deaf & Blind, Steele, Stratton Meadows and Oak Creek.
       Entries by two students from Holmes Middle School and one from Coronado High qualified for national competition by taking first place (gold) in their categories in the recent State PTA Reflections judging.
       Winning gold were Kristina Minchow, Coronado, Film/ Video Production; Justin Ramsey, Holmes, Film/ Video Production; and Aaliyah Rodriguez, Holmes, Dance Choreography.
       Silver medals went to Christian Dreys and Macayla Sparks, Coronado, Literature; Josh Shulkin, Holmes, Musical Composition; Ruby Zook, Holmes, and Ella Leppanen, Coronado, Visual Arts; and Aaron Hartshorn, Coronado, Film/Video Production.
       Senior Cameron Misegadis placed third in the state's southern region, leading Coronado High to a second-place team finish at the 42nd annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Contest.
       Coronado Junior Ryan Logan placed seventh and also won first for best design.
       It was the third year in a row that Misegadis has ranked among the top competitors in the event, sponsored by the Professional Engineers of Colorado. He took fourth as a sophomore and first as a junior.
       In the event, high school engineering students use thin strips of balsa wood to create bridge models that are as light as possible yet can hold great amounts of weight.

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