Monday, November 16, 2008
In the Schools
Rennie Stichman has graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law. She has been admitted to the State Bar of Montana and the 9th Circuit Court for the District of Montana. Stichman clerks for Judge Russell Fagg.
The Intercollegiate Flight Team at Rocky Mountain College has been selected to compete at the National Competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association held in Cahokia, Ill., beginning May 17, 2009. The event, hosted this year by Parks College of St. Louis University, is six days long and pits the best 30 collegiate flight teams in the nation against each other. In October, Rocky attended the Regional Competition in Greeley, Colo., hosted by Aims Community College, and finished third overall out of six teams. Rocky's showing was strong enough to be offered its third invitation to nationals in the past five years. The competition includes nine events in which students compete in both flying skills and ground knowledge. About 80 students took part in the Regional Competition this year. From Rocky, team Co-Captain Lukas Johnson finished in third place for the simulator, sixth in SCAN, and 10th in the power off-landings, finishing 16th overall. Team Co-Captain Brandon Templeton took fourth place in aircraft recognition, fifth place in the simulator, and fifth in power-off landings, finishing sixth overall under the Top Pilot award. Other strong performances included Amy Hyde and Heather Kasubowski, who finished fifth in the navigation event; Taylor Capers and Ryle Evanoff, who finished eighth in navigation; Connor Lockwood and Brandon Templeton, who finished 10th in navigation; and Dmitriy Nesmeyanov and Kevin Keegan, who took 10th in message drop. Keegan also took ninth in the short field landings and seventh for aircraft recognition. Other members earning points for Rocky were Grant Gagnon, Jacob Keierleber, Brian Kelleher, Jase Korol, Hannah Neel and Jesse Taylor. The team was coached by Chris Wiens, RMC director of flight operations, and full-time flight instructor and Flight Team veteran Matt Cichosz.
When "Once Upon a Mattress" was presented by the Rocky Mountain College Theatre Department, it was entered into the Kennedy Center - American College Theater Festival. Two adjudicators attended the show on Nov. 8, and selected three students for the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. The nominees are Christa Salomon, a junior double-majoring in music performance and business; Cathy Daem, a sophomore theater major; and Jessica Siegfried-Gruensfelder, who graduates this spring with majors in theatre performance and psychology. The three will compete in the regional festival in February in Moscow, Idaho.
Ralph Spence III, son of Tancy and Ralph Spence of Billings, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May with a degree in computer science and a degree in computer engineering. He also obtained a minor in electrical engineering and a minor in business. He has accepted a position in Las Vegas as a video game programmer for Petroglyph Games Inc.