GOOD FOR YOU: Windsor Relay for Life event recognized with Pacesetter status
November 26, 2012
Everything the Windsor Relay For Life organizers do seems to turn to gold.
Just recently, the Windsor Relay For Life was recognized as a Pacesetter Community at the Great West Division Summit sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
According to Relay media chairwoman Eugena Bellamy, Pacesetter status shows that Windsor met all the criteria outlined by the American Cancer Society, such as event organization, teams and community involvement and fundraising success. Bellamy said Weld County, including Windsor, was also honored for being the second-highest per capita fundraising Relay For Life event in the United States in 2012 in its population category.
In only its sixth year, the Relay at Eastman Park in Windsor on July 27-28 raised close to a record $120,000, and smashed its 2012 goal of $91,000 by almost $30,000.
The Relay has grown each year in Windsor. In its first year in 2007, there were 98 participants, seven teams and 22 survivors. In 2012, there were close to 400 participants, 43 teams and around 125 survivors.
Bellamy said planning is already under way for the 2013 Relay for Life to be held July 12-13. She said new volunteers are always welcome.
To learn more about the Windsor Relay For Life or to volunteer, contact event chairwoman Ann Schmidt at (970) 686-1033.
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A huge congratulations go to the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District for being selected as one of the fewer than 539 school districts in the nation honored by the College Board to be on the Advanced Placement Honor Roll list.
According to Amy Heinsma, Re-4 director of instruction, Windsor-Severance Re-4 was one of the five districts in Colorado with this distinction.
Heinsma said districts who earn this achievement are recognized for offering AP classes to a significantly broader pool of students while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on the AP test.
Heinsma said the District Honor Roll is based on examination of three years of AP data: 2010, 2011 and 2012 data from all students who took AP examinations in May of those years.
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Hannah White of Windsor was one of three students to take top honors in a statewide poster contest that raised awareness of the health risks associated with radon gas.
According to Mark Salley, spokesman at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, White won third place, while Isabella Barbieri of Littleton placed first and Yu Jin Choi of Boulder received second place.
The news release said more than 300 students across Colorado participated in the contest. White's poster, along with the posters from Barbieri and Choi, will be entered in a national contest sponsored by National Radon Program Services in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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