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 Program Continues Recognition of Deserving Students

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and Salida High School have named 53 participants to the fall activities season Academic All-State teams. These students received honors for excellence in the classroom as well as accomplishments in the activities arena. 46 students have earned First Team honors, while an additional 7 students earned honorable mention recognition.

To earn Academic All-State status, a student must be a significant contributor for his/her athletic team or activity; meet academic criteria of the program; be a participant in one or more CHSAA-sanctioned activities; be a junior or senior in academic standing.

First-team honors are given to those students with 3.60 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students with cumulative grade point averages 3.30 to 3.59 earn honorable mention recognition. Each student receives a certificate in acknowledgment of his/her achievement at their fall sports team banquet.

The Academic All-State program has recognized thousands of students throughout the state in the three sports seasons. The program continues to showcase the impressive students at Salida High School (SHS).

SHS Football 
First Team: Simon Bertolino, Chase Diesslin, Daniel Edgington, Eddie Glaser, Chris Graff, Caiven Lake, Juan Orejel-Rivera, Anthony Ortiz, Brady Potts, and Jase Young
Honorable Mention: Ben Clayton and Braden Pridemore

SHS Cross Country 
First Team: Lane Baker, Izayah Baxter, Alex Hebert, Quinn Smith, Riley Tomkiewicz, Cooper Hodge, and Logan Merriam
Honorable Mention: Jack Landry

SHS Boys Golf 
First Team: Aiden Hadley, Eric O’Connor, and Brandon Pursell
Honorable Mention: Jackson Ewing

SHS Boys Soccer 
First Team: Deagan Clark, Connor McConathy, and Rasalas Wickett

SHS Volleyball 
First Team: Vanessa Christianson, Krystina Delao, Skyler Margos, Makiah Parris, Elise Tanner, and Kate Young
Honorable Mention: Laurin Collins

SHS Cheerleading 
First Team: Jessica Clinton

SHS Concert Band  
First Team: Ellie King, Connor McConathy, Rowynn Slivka, Ben Smith, Clara Streeter, and Max Wierdsma
Honorable Mention: Peyton Bowers and Jaiden Harris

SHS Choir 
First Team: Scarlett Campbell, Jessica Clinton, Nika Peterson, Elsie Sanchez, and Ben Smith

SHS Jazz Band 
First Team:  Jasper Coen, Connor McConathy, Ben Smith, Clara Streeter, and Ian Vallier