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Arapahoe Ridge CTEC students who won Best Film overall

BVSD students create award winning short films on climate change

Arapahoe Ridge CTEC film judged Most Entertaining, Most Creative and Best Film overall. Manhattan film wins for Best Scientific Content.

Arapahoe Ridge students recently created a short film that won three awards, including Best Film Overall, in a competition hosted by Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). 

Called “Lens on Climate Change,” the competition invited middle and high school student teams from across Colorado to create short films about how climate change affects their lives and community. Manhattan Middle School’s film won for “Best Scientific Content” at the Middle School level. Nederland Middle/High School also participated in the competition.

Arapahoe Ridge’s film won “Most Entertaining” and “Most Creative” at the High School level as well as “Best Film” overall in the competition. Titled “Lens on Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture,” it may be viewed at 

The following students and teachers contributed to the creation of the Arapahoe Ridge film:

Boulder CTE, Career Digital Arts Boulder CTE, Urban Agriculture
Mr. Damian K. Tate, Instructor Mrs. Heather Riffel, Instructor
Dekker A. Anderson Liam Barstad
William J. Carson Dylan Brennan
Shay R. Eberle-Gunst Thad Darden
Harris I. Reeves River Dougherty
Samuel S. Winters Dru Jones
Thomas Joye
Savannah Snody
Morgan Stirling
Ethan Yarbough
Titled “Boulder Flood September 2013,” Manhattan’s films was created by Nik Kassogue, Mia Mckay and Omer Ziv. It may be viewed at

Nederland’s film was titled “Nederland’s Own Arapahoe Glacier” and may be viewed at

For more information about the project and to see the rest of the videos, visit

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