Luke Sattler was awarded the Junior Rock Hound of the Year for 2012 by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Luke competed with teens in every state of the nation for this award. Luke has submitted an article to the Ute Country News. It has been accepted for a December publication. The same article will be published in mineralogical society newsletters across the nation.
|President of CSMS Roger Pittman presents Luke's Award.|
Jeff Shimon photo.
Jack Shimon won a First Place Award from the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies for a feature article and several ribbons for other articles he authored. Jack is in the second grade and has been in Pebble Pups for three years. He brings Comet to each meeting, his dog and our mascot.
|Roger Pittman and Steven Veatch, Pebble Pup and Earth |
Science Scholar program leader present Jack with his plaque
and many ribbons. Jack needed a grocery cart to haul all of
his awards to the car. Jeff Shimon photo.
Gavin Noller has been examining and working with an Indian artifact made from a Jurassic dinosaur bone. The artifact was used to straighten arrows. Gavin imaged the artifact, researched the artifact, and wrote a newspaper article in the style of what is now known as the "new literary journalism" which borrows heavily from elements of creative nonfiction. Ute Country News was excited to be able to publish Gavin's article. Gavin's article will also appear in a number of mineralogical and archaeological newsletters across the nation. Gavin is 12.
|Gavin Noller proudly display's his first newspaper article that|
he has authored. The Pikes Peak Pebble Pups and Earth Science
Scholars anticipate many more articles about artifacts made of bone
and Earth materials. Photo by Jeff Shimon.
|Reed Noller plans to continue to build his rock, mineral, fossil,|
and gem collection and continue to pursue the literary arts.
Reed is in 5th grade. Photo by Jeff Shimon.