About 150 kids from Battle Mountain High School have spent parts of the past couple of weeks in “advanced placement” tests. Kids who score well enough on the tests essentially get an exemption from taking basic courses in college. Since kids get credit for basic course work, families save bunches of money because they don’t have to pay for those classes.The parents and teachers at Battle Mountain send out a very large “Way to go!” to all the kids who worked so hard on their tests.High honorsThomas Blake Higgins has been honored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The ceremony is set for this fall at the University of San Diego.
The society bills itself as a “highly selective, national, nonprofit honors organization.” It’s the country’s only honor society open to first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation, and is based on grade point average. The society has 375,000 members spread across 205 chapters around the country.Sounds like a pretty big deal.Found but still lost
A reader e-mailed that she found a digital camera on Vail’s Giant Steps run on the last day of the ski season. The camera was turned into Vail Resorts’ lost and found. So if your camera is still lost, check there. It could turn out to be the last place you look.More brillianceAnother of the valley’s kids is doing great things.Heidi Kostin recently received her law degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
Working toward that degree, Kostin worked as an intern at the International Institute of Boston, and was an immigration intern in Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Boston office. She is currently working at the law office of Donald H. Barnes in Rochester, Mass.Kostin is the daughter of Emily Zwaan of Avon and Craig Holzfaster of Scottsdale Ariz.Congratulations, Heidi!Vail, Colorado
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