Academic honors …

Meeker High School freshman Kirstin Brown scored a perfect 850 on the standardized Math Map PARCC test. Brown was honored when local police officer Gardner Mendenhall, also a flight paramedic for Classic Air Medical—Search and Rescue out of Steamboat Springs, arranged for Brown to ride in the helicopter to mid-field in Starbuck Stadium where she delivered the game ball for the semifinal game between the Meeker Cowboys and Bennett Tigers. Brown’s older brother caught the go-ahead touchdown pass. “The ride was a lot of fun and my brother had a great game,” Brown said. “l was proud to wear his jersey. I put the magic touch on the ball.” Dwight Siverson photo