FCCLA Students Go to State Competition

By Olivia Barrows [Editor-in-Chief] Palisade students Karen Prather, 11, and Elizabeth Luna, 12, competed in the State FCCLA Competition which was held in Denver. Both of these students received Gold Medals for their work. According to advisor Linda Motz, they missed Nationals “just by a hair.”




ProStart Teams Compete

By Olivia Barrows [Editor-in-Chief] The ProStart management team which consisted of Megan Elliott, Taylor Schiller, Adrianna Mathisen, and Becca Aspy took 1st place in the ProStart competition on Saturday. This was a brand new event for both the team and for Ms. Linda Motz who supervises the team. The culinary team made of Megan Elliot,




FBLA Competes at District Meet

By Kira Flowers [Staff Writer] The PHS FBLA members did very well in district competition yesterday. Shannon Wise and David Colwell placed 1st in Desktop Publishing, and Jessica Barker placed 2nd in Introduction to Information Technology. The three of them qualified for state. Other students who performed well at competition were Andrea Chamorro & Jessica




Students Selected to All-State Jazz Band

By Olivia Barrows [Editor-in-Chief] Lucas Bingham, 11, and Chance Davis, 10, were selected to play in the Colorado All-State Jazz Band. This is the second year that Bingham, who plays the bass, has been selected for this honor. He is the only bass player accepted this year. Davis plays the tenor sax, and this is




Jim Stockert

By Olivia Barrows [Editor-in-Chief] Palisade math teacher, Jim Stockert, passed away December 31 following a stroke. Along with teaching math, he was a wrestling coach for 36 years, 31 of those years at Fruita Monument High School and five at Cedaredge High School. He coached 11 wrestlers to winning state. The Palisade community is deeply saddened




School Wins Award for the Thrid Year in a Row

By Olivia Barrows [Editor-in-Chief] According to a news release from the Colorado Department of Education, the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. These schools exceed expectations in the longitudinal growth area of the school performance framework that’s used by the state to evaluate schools. Thirteen schools won this




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