Aspen-area Honor Roll | AspenTimes.com

Aspen-area Honor Roll

Aspen Elementary third-grader and Miss Colorado Sweetheart Zoe Helena Owen donated $2,000 worth of wish list items to Colorado Children's Hospital on Oct. 2. Zoe raised the funds along with her group of volunteers by selling lemonade every Saturday, doubling her last year's figures which she donated as $1,000 check to Aspen Animal Shelter. Items included an X Box 360, 200 bottles of nail polish, 100 boxes of crayons and over 200 coloring and activity books. "I wish for them to just have one day where they can be normal kids," said Zoe, who was motivated to fundraise for CCH after a minor surgery there in January and seeing how many kids and families spend extended stays there.
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• Aspen High School student Sarah Scharlin Ben-Hamoo was commended by Aspen High School Principal Tharyn Mulberry for her 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program accomplishment Oct. 6. Ben-Hamoo is among about 34,000 commended students in the U.S. to be recognized for her exceptional academic promise. She also placed among the top 50,000 scored of more than 1.6 million students who took the 1016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

• Julia M. Ristine of Aspen is participating in an off-campus study abroad program during the fall 2017 semester through St. Lawrence University. Ristine is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in environmental studies-English. Ristine is studying abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She attended Aspen High School.

• Snowmass Village native Jillian Gerson, the daughter of Elliot F. Gerson and Dr. Jessica A. Herzstein of Washington, D.C., has graduated after majoring in psychology at Bates College in Maine. She is a 2013 graduate of Brooks School.


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