Class Notes: Steamboat’s Chase earns Optimist monthly honor |

Class Notes: Steamboat’s Chase earns Optimist monthly honor

Anissa Corser, left, was named the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ Teen of the Month for February. Rotary Student Coordinator Dan Callahan present the award.

— Vladan Chase, a Steamboat Springs High School senior, was named the Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs' Teen of the Month.

Chase is a member of the high school's varsity hockey team and has been a member of the varsity tennis team during his four years as a Sailor. He has volunteered during Sunday School at Euzoa Bible Church.

He plans to attend the Frontier School of the Bible in La Grange, Wyo., for a year before heading to Metro State to pursue his goal of becoming a sports broadcaster.

Anissa Corser, left, was named the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs' Teen of the Month for February. Rotary Student Coordinator Dan Callahan present the award.

Whiteman senior named Rotary Teen of the Month

Anissa Corser, a senior at The Lowell Whiteman School, was named the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs' Teen of the Month for February.

Corser has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school while pursuing her interests in music. She serves as her church's assistant music minister, is an accompanist with the Steamboat Youth Orchestra and is the youngest member of the Yampa Valley Community Choir.

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Her volunteer experience includes working as a children's library page at Bud Werner Memorial Library and as a girl's group leader at Holy Name Catholic Church. She also has worked in an orphanage in Vietnam and a Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, taught English to Mongolian children and helped clear a trail in Chile as part of Whiteman's Foreign Travel program.

Corser plans to study music and literature in college.

Hayden graduate named to School of Mines dean's list

Mitchell VeDepo, a 2009 Hayden High School graduate, was named to the fall 2009 dean's list at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

VeDepo, a freshman, earned a 4.0 grade-point average while pursuing his degree in biochemical engineering.

To make the dean's list, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA while being enrolled in 14 credit hours, have no grade below a C and have no incomplete courses.

VeDepo also is a member of the varsity wrestling team.

He is the son of Chuck and Lynn VeDepo, of Hayden.

FBLA members qualify for state competition

Several members of the Steamboat Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America club qualified for the state competition that will be held in April in Vail.

At the district competition Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 in Grand Junction, seven of the 24 members of the team who competed qualified for state. They include: Martha Anderson, district champion in business math; Chris Barounos, district champion in marketing; and Ben Massey, district champion in sports management; Brooke Metzler, second place in word processing I; Linnea Dixson, third place in business communication; Codi Coghlan, fourth place in introduction to business communication; and Tom Lotz, fifth place in business law.

Other top finishers include: Martha Anderson, Linnea Dixson and Mallory Hoots, third in entrepreneurship; Erina Alkema, Codi Coghlan and Brooke Metzler, fourth in emerging business issues; Chris Barounos and Jack Massey, fourth in digital video production; Emma Lichtenfels and Kendall McGill, fourth in nametag design; Kendall McGill, fifth in word processing II; Mallory Hoots, sixth in computer applications; Shea O'Brien, seventh in business communication; Amelia Flaharty, eighth in business procedures; Emma Lichtenfels and Kylee Swiggart, eighth in business presentation; Jack Massey, eighth in business law; Drew Dummit, Ben Massey and Ben Siegel, 10th in business ethics; and Stephen Wilson, 10th in computer applications.

Speech and Debate team fares well at Boulder event

The Steamboat Springs High School Speech and Debate team took third place at a National Forensics League tournament Feb. 12 in Boulder.

Senior Paula Ninger took second place in Humorous Interpretation. Ninger and junior Eva Grant took fourth place in Duo Interpretation. Sarah White took fifth place in Humor while Grant, took sixth. Sophomore Danielle Lingle took fifth place in Creative Storytelling.