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Five DCSD Graduates Named Boettcher Scholars

Boettcher foundation

More than 1,400 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to five recipients.

Congratulations to these outstanding DCSD scholars and Boettcher recipients:

Ansh Desai from Legend High School will attend the University of Colorado                         

 

Sydney Marchando of Rock Canyon High School is heading to the Colorado School of Mines

Jenna Trost from Castle View High School has her sights set on the University of Colorado

Ryan Vandersmith of Rock Canyon High School will attend the Colorado School of Mines

Niketna Vivek from Legend High School is heading to the University of Colorado                       

 

Boettcher scholars receive a four-year scholarship that includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of their choice – full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses.

“The Boettcher Scholarship aims to keep Colorado’s highest-potential students in the state by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions,” said Katie Kramer, CEO of the Boettcher Foundation.

Scholars are selected based on academics, service, leadership and character.

 

May 10, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: High School Education

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Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.

 

 

 

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

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Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.