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Maria Vasuez-Suazo

Miner of the Week: Maria Vasuez-Suazo

This week's Miner of the Week is first-grader Maria Vasuez-Suazo. "Maria is always caring, kind, principled, and helpful. She arrives at school every day with a smile on her face and exudes her love for learning," said her teacher Mrs. Jenks. "In her time at Ophir Elementary, she has grown to be a role model in our school," said Mrs. Nell.

Hunter Strauss: a stand-up Big Sky student.

MINER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Strauss

Hunter Strauss is a well-liked student with his eighth-grade classmates. He has shown major growth in becoming an effective and positive leader among his peers. His teacher relays he has been taking creative risk and makes learning look effortless. Hunter continues to shine by developing characteristics seldom seen in his peers.

Blue Moon Bakery General Manager Chris Rouse boils bagels. It’s a night preparation for early mornings at the Blue Moon Bakery.

Baking and breaking bread

Chris Rouse good naturedly razzes local customers as well as his coworkers at Blue Moon Bakery. As the bakery’s general manager, it doesn’t hurt that he knows many Big Sky residents. He spent almost a decade in the community helping create structure for restaurants at Big Sky Resort before returning to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.

Scarlet Rosheim

MINER OF THE WEEK: Scarlet Rosheim

This week's Miner of the Week is fifth-grade student Scarlet Rosheim. Scarlet is not only a dedicated student in the classroom, but she has also been spreading her wings on the basketball court. "She is very sweet and works really hard to learn the game," said one of her coaches. "Scarlet is very diligent and exhibits all of the learner profile

Roger Schwer and Marjie Toepffer – it may not have been true love at first sight per se, but the couple’s lives bound them together. Now, they celebrate a successful marriage and take pride in their contributions to the Big Sky community.

A classical love story

Roger Schwer and Marjie Toepffer’s story is one of resilience in the face of loss; hope in a time of uncertainty; and of faith in the renewing powers of love. They celebrate 12 years together, while jointly having nearly 100 years of marriage between them.

Jose Chairez

MINER OF THE WEEK

Sixth-grader Jose Chairez has been described as a fun, caring and kind student. He has consistently and without hesitation helped teachers and staff with translating for new students. Overall Jose displays a positive attitude and encourages others to do the same. Thanks Jose for all your help! 

Lucas Westblade and Young Life Big Sky kids are all smiles at a gathering.

A life of faith and friendship

Lucas and Shannon Westblade moved to Big Sky in 2013 so Lucas could work with Young Life, an international Christian youth ministry in over 100 countries and in all 50 states. His position began as part-time and has grown to fulltime as the area director of Big Sky Young Life/Wyldlife.

Just keeping score. Renae Schumacher started assisting with youth basketball games by managing the clock six years ago, eventually lending a hand as scorekeeper.

Board seats and basketball sheets

Renae Schumacher has kept busy since she moved to Big Sky in 1993. For starters, she’s running the business she first purchased with her brother before buying him out – the Big Sky Conoco. In what leisure time she has left she is hiking, running, biking, golfing or skiing – although she’s been too busy to ski yet this year.

Townes Laxson

Miner of the Week

This week's Miner of the week is fourth grader Townes Laxson. "I am recognizing Townes as being a principled fourth grader this month. As I've gotten to know him, from the beginning of the year, I see that Townes takes responsibility for his own actions. He is not only kind, fair, and honest with his classmates, but with me too.

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