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7 Douglas County seniors receive Boettcher Scholarships

DENVER – Seven Douglas County students were recently named the recipients of prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarships.

The students, representing Castle View, Chaparral, Highlands Ranch, Legend and Mountain Vista high schools were among 42 graduating seniors selected for the prestigious honor, from a pool of more than 1,400 applicants.

Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher Scholars become part of a vast network of alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.

 

2016 DCSD Boettcher Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Kellyn Dassler
Chaparral HS
Colorado State University

 

Pranathi Durgempudi
Mountain Vista HS

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Noah Hirshorn
Mountain Vista HS
Colorado College

 

William Holtzmann
Chaparral HS
University of Denver

 

Erin Jones
Legend HS
University of Denver

 

Paula Pulido
Highlands Ranch HS
University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Kelly Winn
Castle View HS

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

The scholarship covers virtually all expenses for these students to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses.
 

About the Boettcher Scholars Program
Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program awards 42 scholarships each year. The Boettcher Scholar community includes more than 2,400 individuals who have gone on to make their marks in business, politics, academia and other endeavors. Among them are a Nobel Prize winner, a MacArthur “Genius Award” recipient, multiple Rhodes Scholars, U.S. Ambassadors, CEOs, elected officials, and numerous leaders in the business, academic and nonprofit communities.

For more information about the program and this year’s winners, CLICK HERE.

May 13, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: High School Education, Schools

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.