Summit High School seeks volunteers for career fair |

Summit High School seeks volunteers for career fair

Alli Langley
This drawing, "Isolated Clarity" by Taylor Shinn, a Colorado Mountain College student in Breckenridge, won first place in the college's Common Reader art and creative writing contest.
Courtesy Colorado Mountain College |


Tuesday, March 10

Central Admin. Office, Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Dillon Valley Elementary, BAAC, 8 a.m.

Dillon Valley Elementary, PTSA, 9 a.m.

Summit Middle School, Strings Concert, 6-7 p.m.

Summit High School, PTSO, 7:30 a.m.

Summit High School, Boys Lacrosse vs. Eagle, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11

Summit Cove Elementary, BAAC, 6 p.m.

Summit Middle School, BAAC, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

Summit Middle School, Band Concert, 6-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12

Frisco Elementary, BAAC, 4:15 p.m.

Summit High School, Girls Lacrosse vs. Conifer, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 13

Summit High School, Boys Lacrosse vs. Grand Junction, 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 14

Summit High School ,Girls Soccer vs. Delta, 11 a.m.

Summit County community members and professionals are invited to share their expertise and passion with Summit High School students as the teens contemplate careers that match their personal interests and academic strengths.

Career Fair 2015 will be April 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school.

The school hopes to recruit professionals representing a variety of pathways within six major career clusters: agriculture, food and natural resources; business, marketing and public administration; health science, criminal justice and public safety; hospitality, human services and education; skilled trades and technical sciences; STEM, arts, design and information technology.

Volunteers will answer questions about their profession and provide a hands-on activity to help students “test drive” an aspect of that career. Professionals also will talk about aspects of their jobs students might not have considered, the education preparation required, average salaries and related employment opportunities.

Participants will receive free lunch during the event and should plan to attend a one-hour training session on Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. or on Saturday, March 28, from 9 to 10 a.m.

The school requests professionals register by March 13 at For more information, call 970-368-1126.

Breck CMC student wins $250 for art

Tyler Shinn, a student at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, recently won first place for his drawing in the college’s Common Reader art and creative writing contest.

The competition is open to students, faculty, staff and community members throughout CMC’s 12,000-square-mile service area.

This past year, the college community collectively read “Cabin Fever” by Tom Montgomery Fate. The book is a 21st century version of Thoreau’s musings on nature and society’s place amongst it.

Contestants focused on the notion of “enough in a culture of more,” and winners were selected by a seven-member panel of CMC faculty and staff.

In addition to Shinn, who received $250 for his drawing, “Isolated Clarity,” five writers and artists selected from CMC’s 11 locations received cash awards ranging from $100 to $250.

To read and view the winning entries, go to Plans are underway to select the 2015 Common Reader book, which will include a visit by the author to CMC communities in the fall.

CMC Poetry Slam goes multilingual

Colorado Mountain College’s eighth annual Poetry Slam is encouraging poems in multiple languages this year.

The Summit County literary tradition will be March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Eileen & Paul Finkel Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

The slam gives local poets a venue to present their works (either memorized or read) to fellow poetry aficionados.

The only rules are poems must be original creations three minutes or less in length, poets may not use any props except for a folder and the works must be presented solo. Group pieces and music will not be allowed.

Poems in Spanish and other languages are welcomed, and all poems must be translated to English.

Participants can attend writing labs before the slam, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at CMC’s Breckenridge campus on Mondays or Dillon campus on Wednesdays.

For more information contact Joyce Mosher or Mark Palz at the college at 453-6757 or go to

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