The local students listed below have been named to the Dean's List of Distinction or the Dean's Honor Roll in recognition of their outstanding scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
To be named to the Dean's List, students earned a 3.75-4.0 GPA any two terms of the year. Honor Roll students earned a 3.50-3.74 GPA any two terms of the year.
Crawford -- Taylor Polson, Dean's Honor Roll.
Delta -- Conor Laws, Dean's List of Distinction.
Hotchkiss -- Landon Ochs, Dean's Honor Roll.
Paonia -- Blaine Escher, Dean's Honor Roll; Kacey Kropp, Dean's List of Distinction; Skylar Simpson, Dean's List of Distinction; Kayla Wilczek, Dean's Honor Roll.
Paonia Elementary School second grade teacher Jodi Simpson is passionate about pedagogy. She understands that the important things kids learn in school isn't accomplished through testing, but by experiencing life and all its wonders.