News Release

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  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

5/8/2018
For Immediate Release
  Contact:

Randy Barber

BVSD Chief Communications Officer

720-561-5823
Randy.Barber@bvsd.org


 

BVSD students honored as graduation approaches

Boettcher, National Merit & U.S. Presidential Scholars

BOULDER Boulder Valley School District is extremely proud of the Class of 2018 and its many accomplishments. As students prepare for commencement in the next couple weeks, we are pleased to share the names of students who have been selected or are finalists for three top honors this graduation season.


Boettcher Scholarship

Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program annual awards 42 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Colorado. The four-year scholarship includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. The scholarship also includes lifelong programming and support to ensure that students reach their full potential as community leaders. Scholars are selected based on academics, service, leadership and character.


BVSD’s 2018 Boettcher Scholars are Gia Tran of Peak to Peak High School and Zoe Woods of Monarch High School. Trans plans to attend the University of Colorado and Woods will attend the University of Denver.


BVSD Boettcher Scholars 2017-18

Gia (Huong) Tran

Peak to Peak

Zoe Woods

Monarch High School


CLICK HERE for the full press release from the Boettcher Foundation.



National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. About one-third of those students (about 16,000) are selected as semi-finalists and 15,000 are named Finalists.


The following 40 BVSD students have been selected as National Merit Finalists.


BVSD National Merit Finalists 2017-18


Hannah T Cairney

Boulder High

John Dixon

Boulder High

Ethan A Huffman

Boulder High

Kamawela P Leka

Boulder High

Meredith Tucker Lochhead

Boulder High

Carter Mak

Boulder High

Avivah Simcha L Malin

Boulder High

Rhett A Nutter

Boulder High

Amy D Stephens

Boulder High

Marika Sullivan

Boulder High

Laura Thompson

Broomfield High School

Lucas McLeod

Centaurus High School

Daniele Reardon

Centaurus High School

Isabella Bowland

Fairview High School

Hongyi Chen

Fairview High School

Zachary Clement

Fairview High School

Emily Dalgleish

Fairview High School

Philip Ding

Fairview High School

Greyson Esposito-Krier

Fairview High School

Vinayak Harihar

Fairview High School

Lauren Keel

Fairview High School

Natalie LeMessurier

Fairview High School

Amanda Li

Fairview High School

Andrea Lin

Fairview High School

Theodore Morgan

Fairview High School

Emma Perkins

Fairview High School

Maja Sato

Fairview High School

Vivian Tang

Fairview High School

Guthrie Theodore

Fairview High School

Jonathan Wang

Fairview High School

Warren Woo

Fairview High School

Hannah Zhang

Fairview High School

Stephanie Zhang

Fairview High School

Connor Horn

Monarch High School

Emily Locker

Monarch High School

Jonathan (JD) Inge

Monarch High School

John Bass

Peak to Peak

Ashwin Datta

Peak to Peak

Adam Kiehl

Peak to Peak

Diego Olaya

Peak to Peak


National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from the Finalists group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. Learn more from the National Merit Scholarship website.


U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President of the United States, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.


This year, Robin Peterson is one of 12 Colorado students selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalist.


BVSD U.S. Presidential Scholars Semifinalist 2017-18

Robin Peterson

Peak to Peak Charter School


Peterson was one of 12 BVSD students selected as candidates for the prestigious honors.


BVSD U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidates 2017-18

Finn Murray

Monarch High School

Isabella I. Bowland

Fairview High School

Hongyi Chen

Fairview High School

Philip J. Ding

Fairview High School

Kyle Fridberg

Fairview High School

Rahul Krishnan

Fairview High School

Tamara B. Wurman

Fairview High School

Hannah H. Zhang

Fairview High School

Ethan A. Huffman

Boulder High

Avivah L. Malin

Boulder High

Andre P. Sloan

Boulder High

Robin Peterson

Peak to Peak Charter School


Congratulations to these students and to the entire Class of 2018.



2018 Graduation Ceremonies

Below is a schedule of all of the Boulder Valley School District spring graduations. The media is welcome to attend and photograph the ceremonies. Please arrange with the Communications Division at communications@bvsd.org or 720-561-5824. Access for photography will be granted to journalists wearing media ID.



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Arapahoe Campus

5/24/2018 6:00 PM

Monarch High School


Boulder High

5/19/2018 8:30 AM

Boulder High Recht Field


Boulder Prep

5/25/2018 9:30 AM

The Chateaux at Fox Meadows


Boulder Universal

5/18/2018 6:00 PM

BVSD Ed Center PDC


Broomfield High

5/19/2018 9:00 AM

1st Bank Center, Broomfield


Centaurus High

5/19/2018 4:00 PM

CU Event Center, Boulder


Fairview High

5/20/2018 12:00 PM

1st Bank Center, Broomfield


Monarch High

5/18/2018 7:00 PM

1st Bank Center, Broomfield


Nederland High

5/19/2018 10:00 AM

Nederland Middle Senior High School Gym


New Vista High

5/26/2018 10:00 AM

Chautauqua Auditorium


PARITY

5/12/2018 2:00 PM

Centaurus High School


Peak to Peak High

5/19/2018 9:00 AM

Peak to Peak Northeast Gymnasium


Summit Middle School

5/31/2018 10:00 AM

Boulder High School


TEENS

5/25/2018 11:00 AM

TEENS, Inc.  151 East St. Nederland





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