Westside schools:
Coronado places 8 on All-State Choir

       Eight Coronado High School students, including repeater Tim Murphy, are All-State Choir selections for 2011. The selectees, chosen on the basis of live auditions last fall, have been placed into All-State Men's, Women's or Mixed choirs, with each performing Feb. 8 in Denver.

Coronado High All-State Choir selections (top from left) Katie Darling, Blaine Holmes, Jaclyn Jonas Castro, Wryleigh Bergstrom, (bottom from left) Tessa Moulton, Kellye Rather, Tim Murphy and Lorenzo Ceballos.
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       The Coronado All-Staters are:
  • Wryleigh Bergstrom, senior, soprano, Women's Choir. “I've been in choirs since kindergarten.” Plans to go to beauty school.
  • Jaclyn Jonas Castro, junior, alto, Women's. Started choir her freshman year. Looking into a future that would include art and nursing.
  • Lorenzo Ceballos, junior, baritone, Men's. In choir since eighth grade at West Middle School. Considering a career in teaching and/or performing.
  • Katie Darling, junior, soprano, Women's. First performance singing with Children's Chorale at age 8. In choir at Coronado since her sophomore year. “It's my life.” Wants to be a vocal major in college.
  • Blaine Holmes, senior, bass, Men's. In choir since freshman year. Not sure yet about his post-high school plans.
  • Tessa Moulton, junior, alto, Mixed. First choir experience at Wasson High School in ninth grade (she transferred later that year to Coronado). Hopes for a career in medicine.
  • Tim Murphy, senior, tenor, Mixed. In choirs since elementary school. Plans to attend college, with a double major in English and music.
  • Kellye Rather, junior, soprano, Mixed. In choirs since elementary school. Plans to go into the medical field.
           The choir instructor at Coronado is Jeff Hodur.
           EAGLES accepting apps
           West Elementary School is now accepting applications for EAGLES (Exceptional Academic Gifted Learning Experience Site).
           The District 11 program is open to gifted students in grades 2-5.
           West is at 25 N. 20th St.
           Space is limited, according to a press release. Times can be scheduled to “shadow” current EAGLES students, starting in February. For more information, call 328- 4900 or go to d11.org/schools/westelem.htm.
           The application deadline is April 1.
           Tuesday Tours at AACL
           The Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning (AACL) has begun offering Tuesday Tours.
           The first was Jan. 18; others will be Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. The times are 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
           According to a press release, upcoming evening topics will be: “What unique needs do 'gifted learners' face?” (Jan. 25) and “What are 'overexcitabilites' or the sensitivities common in gifted learners?” (Feb. 1).
           The Academy is at 2510 N. Chestnut St. (site of the former Pike Elementary) Reservations are necessary. Call 434-6566 or email office@academyacl.org.

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