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Middle school earns IB authorization

The International School at Thornton Middle has earned full authorization for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement.

Musical recognized by Denver Center
for the Performing Arts

Northglenn High School’s musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” was recently adjudicated for the first annual Bobby G. Awards, which are sponsored by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and tied to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Program.

As a result, sophomore Gavin Roberts was nominated for the Rising Star award and senior Libby Rubin was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical award.

27J Education Foundation awards
scholarships, grants

The 27J Education Foundation awarded $12,950 in scholarships and grants to students, teachers and programs.

The 27J Education Foundation, in its first scholarship and grant cycle as a completely volunteer-run organization, distributed two teacher continuing education grants, four program grants and four Foundation college scholarships from a total of 53 student scholarship applications, six teacher scholarship applications and seven grant applications.

The Foundation also facilitated the collection of applications and awarding of five additional student scholarships.

The recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are:

Katrina Fair (Brighton High School), Lindsay Miller (Prairie View High School), Kendra Clark (Brighton High School) and Jessica Wegener (Brighton High School).

The community scholarships recipients are:

Colorado Credit Union Georgine Johnson Scholarship - Clint Choka, Brighton High School, $500; Colorado Credit Union Business Scholarship - Alex Fasbender, Prairie View High School, $500; Gene Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Nicholas Ramsey, Brighton High School, $1,000; Sheri Beattie, DVM Memorial (Veterinary) Scholarship - Breanne Rodlin, Brighton High School, $500; and Ralph Root Memorial (Aviation)  Scholarship - Anthony Smith, Brighton High School, $500.

The recipients of the $500 Teachers Continuing Education Scholarships are:

Krista Dean, Stuart Middle School teacher, course: RSEM 5080-Research in Schools; and Kristen Puzio, South Elementary teacher, course: Principal Licensure Program.

Grant recipients are:

Prairie View HS HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) - $990; Northeast Elementary Accelerated Reader Program - $1,475; Little Library (Pennock Elementary Neighborhood) - $312.50; and Turnberry Read @ Home Program - $2,172.22.

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