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ThunderRidge senior named delegate, bound for Washington D.C.

ThunderRidge High School Senior Brandon Lee

DENVER – Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond has announced that ThunderRidge High School senior Brandon Lee is one of the two students who have been selected as Colorado delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program.
A group of 104 student delegates from across the country will attend the program’s 53rd annual Washington Week, March 7 – 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. As a delegate, Lee will attend meetings and briefings with members of Congress and their staff, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, leaders of cabinet agencies, an ambassador to the U.S. and senior members of the national media.
Lee will also receive a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.
Ranked first in his class, Lee participates in a variety of activities. He serves as the executive representative for the Colorado Association of Student Councils, and is involved in All-State Orchestra, football, track, Boy Scouts and community service. Following graduation, Brandon plans to study public health and political science. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in public service and represent Asian-American immigrants.
Follow this link to learn more about The United States Senate Youth Program.

January 14, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: High School Education, Schools

District News

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.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.