Westside schools
CHS’er nabs 1st in Betty Field category

       Coronado High student Joel Francis won a $50 first prize in the grades 9-10 category of this year's Betty Field Writing Contest.
       In competition sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District and Ken Field, participating students in grades 6-12 were required to write a mystery of no more than 1200 words, use a required phrase, and use six special words within the story.
       Francis' story was titled “My Own Worst Enemy.”

During the March 21 STEAM Day at the Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning charter school, Tierra Tisby-Burke (left), Jade Hardin, Emma Brannen and Jasmine Wilkerson had hands-on opportunities with electrical circuits. “STEAM” is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
Courtesy of Nikki Myers

       Events at Jackson Elem.
       The Holland Park school hosted an open house for Lincoln and Bates families March 20. The two schools will close after this year, with the majority of the Lincoln attendance area being added to Jackson's.
       Jackson celebrated Read Across America March 22, with invited readers including Miss Colorado contestants, Swagger (the Old English sheep dog who won Reserve Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show); Lynn Prebble, who climbed Mt. Everest in 2002; and Jan Tanner, president of the District 11 school board.
      
       CHS wrestlers at state
       Two Coronado wrestlers won their events in the recent state competition.
       They are Trent Watson (106 pounds) and Jess Hankin (113).
       The Cougar team took fourth overall.
       Other medalists were Adrian Cordova (120), second; Devan Cruz (126), fifth; and Sam Smith (195), fifth.
       Watson went undefeated on the season. Cordova, a senior, had been a state champion the two previous years.
       Also scoring points for Coronado at state were Grady Pina (160), Richard Cote (170) and Joe Hunt (285).
      
       6 from FBLA make state
       Based on judging at district competition at Pueblo in February, six Coronado High students have qualified for state FBLA competition in Vail April 20-24.
       They are Amber Elimon, Christiana McDonald, Raymond Gonzales, Kyle Personett, Zach Brown and Michael Tuxhorn.
       FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America.

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