Westside schools:
History reigns for Coronado, OCCHS

       Coronado High qualified two students for state, and the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) presented four “special awards” at the annual regional Colorado History Day Feb. 24-25.
       Quentin Baker and Grant Moncher of Coronado placed third in the category of Senior Group Website (for their project titled “The Rise of the Internet”) and will move on to the state competition in May, according to Coronado social studies teacher Donna Stephens.
       OCCHS was among several organizations that presented special awards in addition to the regular judging. According to OCCHS volunteer Joanne Karlson. OCCHS awards went to two projects at the middle school level and two at the high school level. Each received $25, a certificate and a copy of the walking tour book, “In and Around Old Colorado City.”
       A Coronado duo, Sean Pharris and Ben Knoepfle, won one of the OCCHS' special awards, in the category of Senior Group Web Site, for their project titled “Ludlow Massacre.”
       Teachers taking orders
       Midland Elementary teachers will be servers Thursday, March 22 at the McDonalds, 390 S. Eighth St., in a fundraiser for the school from 5 to 8 p.m.
       A portion of the sales during that time will be donated to Midland.
       EAGLES enrollment
       West Elementary School, 25 N. 20th St., is now enrolling students for its EAGLES (Exceptional Academic Gifted Learning Experience Site) program for gifted students in grades 2-5.
       Space is limited. For more information and to download an application, go to the EAGLES website at d11.org/westelem and click on the EAGLES icon, or call Beth Busby at 306-2666.
       The application deadline is April 6.

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