Winterfest candidates are chosen by the staff at Rangely Junior/Senior High School. The staff takes the first vote of the senior class, choosing three boys and three girls. Candidates must show strong leadership skills and above-average students involved in various activities and who are helpful to their peers and teachers. A second and final vote is taken the week before Winterfest, choosing a Mr. RHS and a Miss RHS. The six candidates and winners were, from left to right: Kaulan Brady, Chance Sheppard, Mr. RHS Daniel Connor, Miss Rebecca Gillard, Justyne Dembowski and Marielle Ivie.
“Spectacular,” said Judith Martinez, director of dropout prevention and student engagement for the Colorado Department of Education, when I told her about Torie Slagle’s upcoming feat.
RANGELY I Rangely Junior High School debuted its new cheerleaders Jan. 29. According to activities director Mark Skelton, it has been more than 15 years since they’ve had cheerleaders for the junior high.