Awards and accolades
We have gotten a number of emails from schools and universities around the country, letting us know about students from the valley who have graduated or received awards (or both) for their hard work. Here is a roundup of some of the young people who are doing their parents (not to mention the Roaring Fork Valley) proud out there:- Megan Petrie, a junior and Biology Major at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has made the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2006. The dean’s list requires that a student hold a 3.75 or better grade point average, and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework for the given semester. This achievement ranks Megan among the top students at CU.- Aspen resident Lynn Marie Bader graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. Cum Laude indicates that she had a minimum cumulative GPA between 3.5 and 3.7 during her time in school.- Vashti Chandler, sixth form student and daughter of Basalt residents Michael and Kathleen Chandler, and Maxime Jallifier, third form student and son of Aspen resident Diana Reardon, were both named to the Honor Roll of Kent School in Kent, Conn., for the spring term of 2006. Kent School is an independent boarding school in the northwest corner of Connecticut which enrolls boys and girls in grades nine through 12.- Aspen resident Toby Harriman graduated ninth grade from Cardigan Mountain School, in Canaan, N.H. Harriman spent two years at Cardigan and will be attending Holderness School in the fall. Cardigan Mountain School is 30 minutes from Dartmouth College, and is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine.- Aspen resident Kelly Kate Waldron, a graduate of Aspen High School and daughter of Brent and Connie Waldron, received a Senior Leadership Award from Kansas University. The award recognizes exemplary leadership through involvement in the school, university and/or community activities. Waldron graduated from Kansas University with a degree in elementary education.- Snowmass resident Jessica B. Young, daughter of John Young and Linda Vieira and graduate of Aspen High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.If you have someone who has received an award you’d like to acknowledge in print, send a paragraph or two to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in a future edition of Aspen Miscellaneous, in Saturday’s Aspen Times.
Ex-deputy accuses Pitkin County jail’s health-care provider of negligence over assault, strangulation
A former Pitkin County deputy who was the victim of a violent attack by a jail inmate with a history of psychiatric episodes is suing a health-care provider for negligence over the incident.