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DCSD shines at FCCLA state competition

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DENVER - Students from several Douglas County Schools competed at the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference. Douglas County, Highlands Ranch and Mountain Vista high schools had gold medal-winning performances.

The theme of this year’s conference, which was held at the Denver Tech Marriott on April 3-5, was “Expedition Inspiration” and students from across the state were encouraged to explore their personal opportunities through positive risk-taking, amaze the community with their involvement, and to be inspired to create a positive image of themselves and their schools.

The following is a breakdown, by school of participants that won medals during the competition.

Chaparral High School

Rebekah Corbett

Gold

Early Childhood Education (Occupational)

National Qualifier

Victoria Beresford
Emily Campbell

Silver

Life Event Planning (Senior)

 

Megan Breslin

Silver

Habitat for Humanity Interior Design (Occupational)

 

Blake Busta

Silver

Sports Nutrition (Senior)

 

Olivia D'amato
Carolina Magdessian

Silver

Life Event Planning (Senior)

 

Hailee Benton
Nikki Brady

Bronze

Chapter in Review Portfolio (Senior)

 

Emily Carlson

Bronze

Interpersonal Communication(Senior)

 

Megan Labelle
Alayna Sample

Bronze

Focus on Children (Occupational)

 

Douglas County High School

Diego Gallardo Antunez

Gold

Sports Nutrition

National Qualifier, 2nd place

Michelle Garcia

Gold

Life Event Planning

National Qualifier, 2nd place

Jordan Haley

Gold

Promote & Publicize FCCLA

National Qualifier, 1st place

Lauren Keller

Gold

Promote & Publicize FCCLA

National Qualifier, Ist place

Jessica Laury

Gold

Life Event Planning

National Qualifier, 2nd place

Matthew Maddux Lehmann

Gold

Sports Nutrition

National Qualifier, 2nd place

Shelby Lewis

Gold

Life Event Planning

National Qualifier, 2nd place

Elise Becker

Silver

Focus on Children

 

Sydney Knight

Silver

Focus on Children

 

Charlotte Leon

Silver

Chapter Service Project Display

 

Kaylee Miller

Silver

Chapter Service Project Display

 

Adele Vaughan

Silver

Nutrition & Wellness

 

Eric Gonzalas

Bronze

Illustrated Talk

 

Highlands Ranch High School

Michaela Bailey

Gold

Advocacy

National Qualifier, 1st Place

Annie Berg

Silver

Recycle and Redesign

 

Morgan Ferrell

Silver

Fashion Construction

 

Alysha Larrison

Silver

Early Childhood Education

 

Stephani Norden &
Reese Wolf

Bronze

Entrepreneurship

 

Mountain Vista High School

Paige Mawhinney
Savannah Raisor
Jenna Yoss

Gold

Sports Nutrition

National Qualifier, 1st Place

Michael Pons

Gold

Sports Nutrition

 

Rachel Foss
Kimmie Stansbury   
Julianne Yoss

Gold

Interior Design

 

Libby Galligan
Bailey Yorker 

Bronze

Interior Design

 

Gwen Clark

Silver

Habitat for Humanity

 

Ryan Matsushima

Silver

Habitat for Humanity

 

Madison August
Karly Geist

Gold

Focus on Children

 

Dylan Freeman
Stephany Gonzalez
Ashley Hart

Silver

Life Event Planning

 

Lauren Ashford
Erin Galligan
Katrina Neuhalfan

Silver

Life Event Planning

 

Victoria Axelson

Silver

Fashion Stylist

 

Meera Khatri
Abigail Krolik
Natasha Niebolte

Silver

Environmental Ambassador

 

Pranathi Durgempudi

Silver

Illustrated Talk

 

Paige Leonard
Jessica Matsushima

Silver

Food Innovations

 

Marisa Del Turco
Kelly Strecker

Bronze

Food Innovations

 

ThunderRidge High School

Ainsley Carson
Annalysa Morales
Christina Sanchez

Silver

Entrepreneurship

 

Caelin Kim
Lea Pak

Silver

Focus on Children

 

Sara Funk
Megan Janklow
Liz Principato

Bronze

Interior Design

 

Abby Lagarde
Heajeen Lee

Silver

Life Event Planning

 

Lauren Woodward

Silver

Fashion Design

 

 
April 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Career and Technical Education, High School Education

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.