NEWS: Friday March 26, 2010

Mar 26th @ 7:51 am in News by Scott Staley

Twenty-three students from Montrose High School have been selected to the Colorado High School Activities Association winter activities season Academic All-State teams. CHSAA Commissioner Bill Reader has announced that 23 students have earned first team or honorable mention recognition. The 23 students received honors for excellence in the classroom as well as accomplishments in the activities arena. Of these recipients, 14 earned First Team honors, while an additional 9 earned Honorable Mention recognition. First team honors are given to those students with 3.60 or higher grade point average. Students with grade point averages 3.30 to 3.59 earned honorable mention recognition.

Each student receives a certificate in acknowledgement of his/her achievement. Now in its 13th year, the Academic All-State program has recognized thousands of students throughout the state in the three sports seasons. The Academic All-State program continues to showcase the impressive students we have in our programs. This program is one of just a few that honors those special individuals who have succeeded in the classroom, as well as in their chosen activities.

We know through a myriad of research that those students who participate in high school activities are more likely to remain in school, miss fewer days and enjoy greater success in life. A Colorado study shows that the average participant in our state holds a 3.06 grade point average. Interscholastic activities are a critical ingredient in the education of our young people, the Commissioner added.

To earn Academic All-State status, a student must be a significant contributor on his/her athletic team, or a major contributor in his/her activity; meet specific academic criteria of the program; be a participant in one or more CHSAA sanctioned activities; and be a junior or senior in academic standing.

Here are the student athletes receiving Academic All State distinction:

Girls Swimming
Ashley Aragon
*Molly Foster
Mallory Haulman
Vanessa Lohr
*Jenny Nocas
Emily Stucky
Brooke Tobler

Wrestling
*Braxten Franz
Bryce Gaber
*Jordan Passehl
Christopher Sandoval

Girls Basketball
Hanna Bowden
*Shannon Garcia
Nicole Hoelzer
Jana Horn
Canaan Wright

Boys Basketball
John Donley
Brian Davidson
*Shadrach Jensen
*Cameron Medina
*Nathan Robertson
*Johnathan Sierra

Dominique Youngren

*Honorable Mention (3.3 to 3.59)