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DCSD High School Students Spring Forward to Achieve Greatness

DCSD High School Students Spring Forward to Achieve Greatness

Douglas County School District high school athletes excelled in state meets and tournaments in May.  We congratulate all of these excellent student athletes as they demonstrated their skill and dedication to their sport and juggled their end of semester and end of year academic responsibilities.   

Rock Canyon defeated Chatfield  by a score of 9 to 2 in the state baseball championship game at All City Stadium on May 27th.  They topped Mountain Vista in a hard fought game by a score of 2-1 to reach the championship game.  Congratulations to State Champs, Rock Canyon, and the other great DCSD teams
that competed in the state playoffs.

Team Results: Mountain Vista tied for 4th place
#2 Singles-playbacks-MVHS- Kendra Lavallee-2nd place
#3 Singles-playbacks-LHS-Haley Hildenbrand-2nd place
#2 Doubles-playbacks-RCHS-Sydney Boyle and Caroline Skibness-2nd place

200 Yd. Medley-HRHS-3rd place
Men’s 50 Yard Freestyle-Max Grogan-PHS- 3rd
100 Yard Butterfly-Gabriele Sasia Sarasti-HRHS Co-op/ -STEM STATE CHAMPION at 49.16 seconds
100 Yard Backstroke- Gabriele Sasia Sarasti-HRHS co-op/Stem-2nd

200 Meter Dash-Ki Jana Phillips-CHS-5th
3200 Meter Run-Dominic Compoz-CHS-2nd
Boys 4 x 800 Meter Relay-2nd Place
Boys High Jump-Trevor Rex-HRHS-STATE CHAMPION at 6.09 ft.
Boys High Jump-Christopher Linnin-CVHS-2nd
Boys Pole Vault-Hayden Williams-MVHS-2nd
Boys Pole Vault-Christian Mueller-CVHS-3rd
Long Jump-Ben Morgan-HRHS-2nd
Long Jump-Christopher Linnin-CVHS-4th
Boys Triple Jump-Christopher Linnin-CVHS STATE CHAMPION at 46.095 ft.
Boys Triple Jump-Henry Frauenhoff-TRHS-4th

100 Meter Dash-Tara Pelton-LHS-3rd
1600 Meter Run-Delaney Fitzsimmons-MVHS-4th
3200 Meter Run-Delaney Fitzsimmons-MVHS-2nd
3200 Meter Run-Allie Chipman-MVHS-4th
100 Meter Hurdles-Emily Sloan-RCHS STATE CHAMPION at 14.11 seconds
100 Meter Hurdles-Jenna Lanskey-CHS-3rd
100 Meter Hurdles-Rhyan Pettaway-RCHS-5th
4 x 100 Meter Relay-CVHS-5th place
4 x 400 Meter Relay-TRHS-4th place
4 x 800 Meter Relay-TRHS-3rd place
4 x 800 Meter Relay-MVHS-4th place
Girls High Jump-Mackenzie Pettit-CVHS-3rd
Girls Pole Vault-Christina Stathakis-CVHS STATE CHAMPION at 11.09 ft.
Girls Pole Vault-Gabrielle Smith-TRHS-2nd
Shot Put-Sierra Suazo-CVHS-4th
Discus-Jennifer Calascione-CHS STATE CHAMPION-131.09 ft.


Castle View senior Madison Haneke earned two major awards this year:

1) NROTC Full Tuition Scholarship to the University of California at Los Angeles 

2) Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest honor possible):  She led volunteers in sewing just over 100 blankets for babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units at three hospitals in my area: SkyRidge Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital (Anschutz) and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

CVHS senior Jordan Tarbutton was selected this year as a Boettcher Foundation Finalist Scholar for Colorado State University.

Each year, the top 1,600 Seniors in Colorado apply for the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship.  From this competitive pool, 100 finalists are chosen based on:

  • Superior Scholastic Ability
  • Evidence of Leadership & Involvement
  • Service to Community and School
  • Outstanding Character

The Colorado State Envirothon was a two-day environmental competition held in Alamosa Colorado where high school teams from around the state competed in their knowledge of forestry, soils, aquatic ecology, and wildlife. The special topic was Urban Forestry. 

Three CVHS AP Environmental Science students competed for two days. They were judged by Wildlife Biologists, Foresters, Game Wardens, Soil and Agriculture Specialists, the Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Forests and National Parks and Forestry specialists.

CVHS won the Soils and Aquatic Ecology Divisions and brought home team trophies for 2nd and 3rd place.

  • Team Members Were: 
  • 2nd Place - Emily Pacula, Elle McCombs, Payton Dearborn, Josh Cronin, Reilly Miller
  • 3rd Place - Brooke Pearson, Amber Lamdin, Tanner Wilkinson, JP Kreft, Nick Sandberg
  • 4th Place - Audry Keim, Julie Plonsky, Hayden Simons, Max Tuttle, Mitch Grunder
May 18, 2015 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.