Northridge team earns place at DI Global Finals Northridge Elementary’s "The Brainiators" placed first out of 26 teams in the elementary level of …
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Northridge team earns place at DI Global Finals
Northridge Elementary’s "The Brainiators" placed first out of 26
teams in the elementary level of the "DIrect DIposit" challenge at
the state Destination Imagination tournament April 17 in
The team of third-, fourth-and fifth-grade students includes Zoe
Johnston, Talen Fischer, Olivia Vasquez, Amanda Marlow, Elizabeth
Levi, Ryan Tubbs and Jack Vasquez. Team managers are Ashley Vasquez
and Kim Marlow.
With its first-place finish, Northridge earned the chance to
compete against 1,000 teams across the country at the Destination
Imagination Global Finals in May at the University of Tennessee,
The Brainiators also earned a DaVinci Award and a Spirit of
Discovery and Imagination Award for their solution to the
Ryan earns faculty honors at Trinity College
Britney E. Ryan, of Highlands Ranch, class of 2013, has received
faculty honors for the 2009 fall semester at Trinity College.
Freshman makes dean’s list at Villanova
Jonathan Kent, a freshman from Highlands Ranch, has been named
to the dean's list for the 2009 fall semester in the Villanova
School of Business.
Ranch’s Buccio is named to dean’s list
Therese Buccio, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the dean's list
at the University of New Haven for the fall 2009 semester.
Northridge students take first place at Brain Bowl
Northridge Elementary Discovery program students brought home
the first-place trophy from the Optimist Brain Bowl. Northridge was
the only school representing Douglas County at the all-day event
Feb. 6 at Overland High School in Aurora.
The five students who won the first-place trophy against 23
sixth-grade teams were Michael O’Sullivan, Tanner Rawlings, Teagan
Kim, Quinn Tucker and Doug Dominic. Dee Steele, Northridge
Discovery math teacher, is the team's coach. The event is loosely
modeled after the GE College Bowl television program and questions
put every team member’s expertise to work.
Subjects cover knowledge learned in the classroom and in the
community. Brain Bowl is an academic competition open to middle
school students in Colorado and Wyoming sponsored by the Optimist
Club of Colorado and Wyoming. Three regions and 200 teams competed
in 2010. Seventy-three schools and 14 districts participated with
students in grades 6, 7 and 8 in the Central Region.
Gennaro earns leaders and achievers scholarship
Lauren Gennaro, of Lone Tree, is one of 57 recipients of the
2010 Leaders and Achievers scholarship, established by the Comcast
Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1999 to provide
charitable support to its local communities and to empower and
enrich lives. Gennaro is a senior at Highlands Ranch High School
and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carol Skelton wins Mount Rosa Scholarship
Carol Skelton, a senior at ThunderRidge High School, has been
awarded the Mount Rosa Memorial Scholarship Award. Skelton read her
scholarship award-winning essay at the monthly meeting of the Mount
Rosa Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution in April.
She is the daughter of the Rev. Bruce and Debra Skelton.
She was selected as the Mount Rosa Scholarship Award winner by a
panel of three judges who evaluated the autobiographical sketch
which stated goal, objectives and future plans after the completion
of the applicant’s education.
Applicants were also evaluated on their contributions to their
school and community, consideration of the letters of reference and
transcripts. In her spare time, she enjoys running and writing
Skelton will graduate top of her class of 402 students at
ThunderRidge High School in May. She is president of Interact and
of El Pomar Youth in the Community, both community service groups.
She is coordinator of community service projects for ThunderRidge
High School National Honor Society.
Skelton plans to attend Colorado School of Mines in Golden with
a major in environmental engineering.
Symphony awards Young Musicians Award to Lan
Christina Lan, a junior at Mountain Vista High School, was
recently awarded the 2010 Jeff Bradley Young Musicians Award by the
Colorado Symphony and the Denver Post. Christina will receive an
engraved crystal statuette and a $2,000 prize that must be used to
further her musical studies.
Ranch son Emanuel completes degree
Alan J. Emanuel graduated from Washington State University with
a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. He will be
representing the college of veterinary medicine and the honors
college. Emanuel is the son of Stephanie Lyon, of Evergreen, and
Jeff Emanuel, of Highlands Ranch.
Local residents earn honors at Azusa Pacific
Kari L Honda, Danica J. Kampfe, Amanda A. Marsh, Laura M.
Schlotzhauer and Katherine E. Scroggs, of Highlands Ranch, made the
dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University.
Honda is an applied health major. Kampfe is a biochemistry
major. Marsh is an art major. Schlotzhauer is an accounting major.
Scroggs is an English major.
Senior DiPasquale wins community service award
Rock Canyon High School senior Vance DiPasquale won the YuDion
Community Service Award for seniors who have overcome hardships to
be a service to their community. DiPasquale was honored for
completing over 400 hours of community service. He was honored at a
luncheon at Panasian Bistro on April 24 and was given a $1,000
Rock Canyon student wins arts competition
Kirsten Lumsden, of Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch,
won first place in the 2010 6th Congressional District high school
arts competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”
The winners were announced by Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, and
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Curator William Henning
at the Phillip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.
Henning chose three winners and seven honorable mentions out of
48 entries at the reception. Coffman also chose a piece to receive
the “Mike Coffman Award.”
Lumsden won for her pastel piece titled “Sand Dunes,” which will
be displayed as part of a year-long national exhibit in the walkway
between the U.S. Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building in
The Rock Canyon junior will receive roundtrip airfare to
Washington, D.C., to attend the congressional reception as well as
a $1,500 per year scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and
Design in Savannah, Ga., should she attend.
Day earns medical degree from Temple University
Samantha English Day, class of 2001 from Highlands Ranch High
School, and class of 2005 from Colorado State University with a
bachelor’s degree in biology, received her degree May 14 from
Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She graduated
as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She will be
doing her three-year residency in family medicine at the Lancaster
General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.
Koslov chosen to junior leaders conference
Kaysi Koslov has been chosen by the Congressional Youth
Leadership Council to attend their Junior National Young Leaders
Conference this summer in Washington, D.C.. Kaysi, a fifth-grader
at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, is the first
student to represent her school at this conference. She was
nominated by her teacher, Jenny Henry, for her academic
achievements, strength of character and leadership potential. Kaysi
has served on Copper Mesa’s Student Leadership for two years, loves
school, and enjoys participating in school activities and
Local students graduate from Nebraska-Lincoln
Shannon Gayle Dickerson, of Highlands Ranch, received a degree
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in commencement exercises
May 7-8. Dickerson earned a bachelor’s degree in business
Outstanding students named at annual awards
The Douglas County Federation honored outstanding students May
12 during its 38th annual awards ceremony at Chaparral High
Neighborhood and charter schools nominated a fifth-, sixth-,
eighth- or 12th-grade student who exemplifies school and community
involvement, scholarship, creativity, responsibility and
cooperation with teachers and students. Each student received a
certificate and a Barnes and Noble gift card.
The honored students, by school, are Academy, Marianna Haneke;
Acres Green, Andreas Passas; American Academy, Amelia Hardeman;
Arrowwood, Lauren Koehler; Bear Canyon, Lauren Borchardt; Buffalo
Ridge, Michael Mercer; Castle Rock Elementary, Kohl Benjamin;
Castle Rock Middle School, Tyler Ketron; Castle View, John Brian
Leugs; Chaparral, Lauren Daily; Cherokee Trail, Haylee M. Blach;
Cherry Valley, Morgan Olson; Cimmaron, Madison Turner; Clear Sky,
Emily Klein; Copper Mesa, Hannah Murphy; Cougar Run, Heidi Hammond;
Coyote Creek, Hayley Stromberg; Cresthill, Taylor Schofield; DC
Oakes, Tabitha Rogers; DCS Montessori, Kira Steinke; Douglas
County, Julianne Kingery; Eagle Academy, Katie Marcum; Eagle Ridge,
Erica Vossen; eDCSD, Gillian Mak; Eldorado, Sierra Quince;
Flagstone, Alyssa Quiett; Fox Creek, Jeffrey Ingell; Franktown,
CaseyMae Roberts; Frontier Valley, Karli Behrens; Gold Rush, Joshua
Walkup; Heritage, Amelia Morris; Highlands Ranch, Lauren Gennaro;
Iron Horse, Gracie Daniels; Larkspur, Audrey Keim; Legacy Point,
Matthew Malsam; Lone Tree, Jessica Kehres; Mammoth Heights, Melinda
Szabo; Meadow View, Samuel Hermanstorfer; Mesa, Emily Mathena;
Mountain Ridge, Lindsey Sorensen; Mountain Vista, Mackenzie Leydon;
North Star, Mollie Smith; Northeast, Jerry Kigerl; Northridge, Amy
Zhou; Parker Core Knowledge, Adam Munekata; Pine Grove, Molly
Corlett; Pine Lane Intermediate, Neya Manavalan; Pioneer, Tanner
Sperle; Platte River, Colin Young; Ponderosa, Lindsey Clemensen;
Prairie Crossing, Maya Singh; Ranch View, Zachary Sprague;
Redstone, Macy Hairgrove; Rock Canyon, Alex Rowe; Rock Ridge,
Cameron Anderson; Rocky Heights, Hadyn Drabing; Roxborough
Intermediate, Madeline LaMee; Saddle Ranch, Tanner Tadra; Sagewood,
Jackson Burns; Sand Creek, Peyton Reeves; Sedalia, Kelly Winn;
Sierra, Ricky Fischer; Soaring Hawk, Emily Stone; South, Leanne
Hahn; Stone Mountain, Clay Verk; Summit View, Sarah Olson;
ThunderRidge, Christopher Fox; Timber Trail, Megan Pitman;
Trailblazer, Jed Urbano; Wildcat Mountain, Camryn Yacks.
Arnett earns law degree from Widener University
Melissa Arnett, of Highlands Ranch, graduated with a juris
doctor degree from Widener University School of Law.
Ranch’s Ingraham earns English degree
Katherine M. Ingraham, of Highlands Ranch, earned a bachelor’s
degree in English in May from Rhodes College. She is the daughter
of Rick and Tricia Ingraham.
Northeastern University honors academic success
Highlands Ranch resident Aidan Carroll, a student majoring in
mechanical engineering, was honored by Northeastern University for
Emmelhainz earns honors for spring from McDaniel
Erica A. Emmelhainz, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the spring
2010 dean’s list at McDaniel College.
Ranch grad Johnson makes dean’s list
Senior Hannah Johnson, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the
Valparaiso University dean’s list during the fall semester in honor
of her academic accomplishments. Johnson, a chemistry major, is the
daughter of Robert and Mary Johnson of Highlands Ranch. Johnson is
a graduate of Highlands Ranch High School.
Rosenblatt earns spot in academic honor society
Adam Rosenblatt, of Littleton, has been elected to the Phi Beta
Kappa academic honorary society at The Johns Hopkins University.
Rosenblatt is the son of Daniel Rosenblatt and attended Highlands
Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch.
Kori Rose Higgins makes president’s honor roll
Kori Rose Higgins, of Highlands Ranch, was named to The
University of Wyoming 2010 spring semester Outreach School
president’s honor roll.
Shaffer, Smith make dean’s list at Texas A&M
Michelle Shaffer and Ryan Smith, of Highlands Ranch, were named
to the spring semester dean’s list at Texas A&M University.
Goldberger earns master’s degree from Texas A&M
Kelley Goldberger, of Highlands Ranch, earned a master’s degree
in accounting from Texas A&M University.
Buck completes degrees at Tulane business school
Kelly Buck, of Highlands Ranch, graduated from the A. B. Freeman
School of Business at Tulane University with a bachelor of science,
management degree and with a master of accounting degree.
Local student named to president’s honor roll
McKenzie Leigh Mohler, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the
president’s honor roll at Washington State University.
Students earn degrees from Colorado College
Jessica Ellen Canning, Laura Elizabeth Glen and Elizabeth Ann
Richards, of Highlands Ranch, earned bachelor’s degrees in May from
Danyo makes spring 2010 dean’s list at Hamline
Jonathan Danyo, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the dean's list
at Hamline University for the spring term of the 2009-10 academic
Simmonds completes degree from Fort Lewis
Brian Simmonds, from Highlands Ranch, graduated in May from Fort
Lewis College. Simmonds earned a dgree in art-business art
Barrett makes dean’s list at University of Memphis
Marina N. Barrett, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the dean’s
list at the University of Memphis for the spring 2010 semester.
Dederick qualifies for academic honors
Savannah Dederick, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the spring
dean’s list at Black Hills State University.
Local students make Hastings dean’s list
Dylann Barbee, Laura Bernero, Laurel Erickson, Melissa Maichele
and Matthew Seivert, of Highlands Ranch, were named to the Hastings
College dean’s list for its spring 2010 semester.
Ranch locals make dean’s list at U. of Wyoming
Kevin Christopher Berry, Claire Elizabeth Butler, Ashley Lynn
Guesnier, Bennett C. Ingold, Katherine R. Kleager, Shauna Jenee
Nelson, Matthew G. Plamp, Meghan Kathleen Riggert and Erik Russell
Strock, of Highlands Ranch, were named to the dean’s list at the
University of Wyoming.
Manthey earns honors at Drake University
Elizabeth Manthey of Highlands Ranch has been named to the
dean's list at Drake University.
Ranch’s Ida was named to honor roll at Nebraska
Kelsey Ann Ida, of Highlands Ranch, was named to the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln honor's roll for the spring 2010 semester.
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