Aspen Honor Roll
• Becca Howard was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December. Howard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Howard of Snowmass, is a 2015 graduate of Aspen High School. She is majoring in art and visual culture and religious studies at Bates.
• William Newton of Snowmass was one of 15 students in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Intro to Environmental Studies course who published their essays online in “Orion” magazine’s The Place Where You Live section. Students were encouraged to write about their hometown, the house in which they grew up, or some other aspect of the place that means the most to them.
William’s essay is available at https://orionmagazine.org/place/carbondale-colorado.
• Diana Flores and Tristan Niskanen, both members of the Colgate University Class of 2020 and graduates of Aspen High School, earned the Dean’s Award with Distinction for the fall 2017 semester. Flores’ current major is peace and conflict studies. Niskanen’s current major is English.
• Anna Patterson, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2021 and a graduate of Aspen High School, earned the Dean’s Award with Distinction for the fall 2017 semester. Patterson’s current major is astronomy and physics.
• Seamus Crowley, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2018 and a graduate of Aspen High School, earned the Dean’s Award with Distinction for the fall 2017 semester. Crowley’s current major is geology.
• Aspen resident Timothy Kaiser, a student at Ithaca College, will spend March 12 to 16 volunteering as part of the college’s Alternative Spring Break program. Kaiser will spend the week in Virginia’s Kiptopeke State Park, supporting the Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation in conducting routine maintenance, trail building and restoration, beautification projects and a variety of other tasks.
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