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Five DCSD Graduates Named Boettcher Scholars

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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

District News

Colorful dark sky with a near-full eclipse of the sun.

Planning is already underway to ensure that students can experience this unique event. We are asking our staff to take precautionary measures if they plan to involve their students in this amazing experience, to ensure the safety of all involved. Students will be instructed not to look at the partially or even near-fully eclipsed sun with the naked eye.  Additionally, homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses—even very dark ones—are not safe for looking at the sun.

 

student speaking at podium, teacher looking at her proudly.

The Boettcher Foundation recently honored 42 Colorado teachers for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students – with five of the teachers coming from the Douglas County School District. Every year, the Boettcher Foundation allows each scholarship recipient to acknowledge the teacher who has had the greatest impact on the student’s life. During a special ceremony at the Denver Botanic Gardens, each Boettcher Scholar shared moving stories and thoughtful remarks about his or her teacher.

Large group of middle school students walking on an outdoor field.

All Douglas County School District (DCSD) Middle Schools are gaining an additional full-time counselor this year thanks to a recent grant awarded by the State of Colorado totaling nearly $900,000. Each counselor will have a specific focus on school culture and prevention related to mental health and substance abuse. Additionally, the grant includes funds awarded to each middle school for evidence-based prevention programs and activities.