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Athletes Swim and Hurdle to State Championships

Douglas County School District is proud to honor the excellent finishes of several fine athletes, and the strong competition, character and tenacity of many other student athletes.The Air Force Academy was the site of 5A Boys swim and dive state championships.  The state meet for track and field took place at Jefferson County Stadium. 


State Champion-Men 50 Yard Freestyle
Max Grogan-12th grader from Legend, swimming on Ponderosa Coop team  

State Champion-Men 100 Yard Butterfly
Gabriele Sasia-12th grader at Stem, swimming on Highlands Ranch HS Coop team
AAA-Automatic All American

2nd Place-Men 100 yard Backstroke
Gabriele Sasia-12th grader at Stem, swimming on Highlands Ranch HS Coop
CAA-Consideration for All American

3rd place -200 yard medley
Highlands Ranch Coop Boys Swim Team
1) Frank Ruppel, 11th Grade   2) Peyton Scherschel  11th Grade
3) Gabriele Sasia, 12th Grade 4) Darren Woon  12th Grade



State Champion-Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 5A
Emily Sloan-10th grader at Rock Canyon       Final-13.46

State Champion-Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 5A
Emily Sloan-10th grader at Rock Canyon       Final-41.24

2nd Place-Girls Shot Put 5A
Leilah Vigil-10th grader at Highlands Ranch         Final-40-06.50

3rd Place-Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 5A
Legend High School                           Final-42.57  
1) Jaydon Madrid, 11th Grade               2) Chibunna Ogu, 11th Grade                   
3) Logan Rudig, 12th Grade                  4) Carter Gonzales, 12th Grade

May 24, 2016 | By arorcutt | Category:

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.