Schools News from Leadville and Lake County
Last Saturday, April 25 was a big day for Lake County High School (LCHS). Not only was it a time for fancy formals and making memories, but it was also the first Prom held in the high school since 1993! Now that the new high school was built, it was time to bring this annual rite of passage for high school juniors and seniors back to school. In 1194-95 the high school prom had been held in the Leadville aelks Lodge. After that the dance has been held every year in the Mining Museum Ballroom, until this year!
This year’s 2015 LCHS Prom was a huge success, according to attendees. And when the prom court crowning took place – once again in the high school – it was Ellie Torsell voted Prom Queen and Chris Corona was crowned King. Congratulations!
Teacher and Junior Advisor Ben Wells and the students on the committee did a fabulous job, according to LCHS Principal Christina Gosselin. There were also about 60-70 students who stayed and took advantage of the After Prom activity.
Those School Kids Were Climbing the Walls!
By Mary Cannell, The Center Early Childhood Program
The Center recently had a Family Fun Night at the CMC Climbing Wall. Kids had the opportunity to try out the climbing wall after learning how to properly wear their safety harnesses. In addition to the family fitness activity, there was a representative from the Cloud City Conservation Center offering information about radon testing in homes, and a representative from Dentaquest gave out free toothbrushes. Families also enjoyed some yummy and nutritious trail mix.
Colorado Mountain College Graduation Set for May 1
Spring commencement ceremonies for Leadville college students will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. this Friday, May 1 in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at Colorado Mountain College.
In addition, to the traditional granting of associate degrees and certificates, this year’s commencement also celebrates the third year of graduates to earn bachelor’s degrees from the college.
The commencement speaker is Colorado Mountain College President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser. Two Colorado Mountain College students will also be presenters. Jalyn McMurry will give the student welcome and Malcolm Boyack will hand the graduating class over for conferring of degrees and certificates.
A reception for graduates and their guests will be held on campus immediately after the ceremonies in the Coronado Café.