RHS senior Tessa Slagle represents state in D.C.; learns Washington ways

Tessa Slagle, right, a senior at Rangely High School, meets with Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, left, outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.  during a week spent in the nation’s capitol as one of two Colorado students chosen  for a U.S. Senate-sponsored program to acquaint students with the workings of the federal government. At center is high school senior Chinmay Pandit of Fort Collins.

RANGELY I Rangely High School senior Tessa Slagle, one of two Colorado delegates chosen for the 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), returned last month from “Washington Week,” part of a national initiative aimed at helping students understand the inner workings of the U.S. government and to encourage careers in public service.

RHS senior royalty…


Rangely High School senior royalty candidates from left to right: Ryan Wilczek, McKale Pennell, Wesley Goddard, Chelsea Ficken, Tessa Slagle and Connor Phelan.

Several RHS students named to Academic All-State teams

Ten athletes at Rangely High School were named to the first team all-state academic team and one to the honorable mention all-state team last week by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). In the front row, from the left, are: McKale Pennell (first team, football); Tessa Slagle (first team, cross-country), Aimee Hogan (first team, volleyball); and Chelsea Ficken (first team, volleyball. In the back row are, from left, are: Tanner Nielsen (first team, cross country); Ethan Allred (first team, football); Colt Allred (first team, football); Layne Mecham (honorable mention, football); Mitchell Webber (first team, cross country); and Cameron Enterline (first team, football). Not pictured is Simone Heinle (first team, volleyball).

RANGELY I Several Rangely High School athletes have been named to the Colorado academic all-state teams by the Colorado High School Activities Association and one to the honorable mention list.

Slagle honored by DAR as good citizen

Tessa Slagle

RANGELY I The Mount Garfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Grand Junction will honor students from Northwest Colorado area high schools, including a Rangely girl, as DAR Good Citizens at a ceremony and reception Jan. 11 in Grand Junction.

RHS Student Council activities…


The Rangely High Student Council has been busy. Alycia Dominguez, Desiree Coombs and Simone Heinle get ready to watch “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” sponsored by the council with 25 students to the Vernal Theater. Winners of the homecoming spirit week, the junior class of 2015, were eligible to attend for free.

Slagle to receive Good Citizen Award

RANGELY I Tessa Erin Slagle of Rangely will be presented with the Good Citizen Award at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution monthly meeting in Grand Junction.

RHS honors veterans…


Rangely Junior/Senior High School held a Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 11 to honor all area military veterans past and president.

Rangely student chosen for Harding University choir

RANGELY | Maddie Lawson of Rangely was selected for the 2013-14 Harding University Concert Choir.

Scoggins receives merit scholarship

RANGELY | William Scoggins of Rangely has received the Freshman Tuition Merit Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Scoggins’s major is engineering.

Rangely student on Biola dean’s list

RANGELY I Rose Peterson of Rangely is one of 1,422 students named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2013 at Biola Univerity in La Mirada, Calif.

RHS all-conference…


Panther seniors Cameron Enterline and Ryan Wilzcek and juniors Ethan and Colt Allred (above)

Students sought for scholarships

RBC I College-bound high school seniors are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website at DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2013.