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Kayla Rondinelli graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University

Kayla Rondinelli of Centennial graduated this spring from Ohio Wesleyan University. Rondinelli earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Magna Cum Laude and was a Fine Arts-Studio major and Renaissance Studies minor. Ohio Wesleyan held a combined 176th and 177th commencement ceremony May 29, celebrating its Classes of 2020 and 2021 and the students who …

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Friends of Nursing celebrating 40th Anniversary

President of FON is Greta Pollard, a co-founder and the first president of the Friends of Nursing of the University of Denver.  When the University discontinued it’s Nurse Program, FON continued providing scholarships for Nurse Candidates and became it’s own 501C3.   The organization now accepts applications from all 9 of Colorado’s nursing programs:   …

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Lara Kremer of Centennial a part of Alabama Astrobotics Team

For the seventh time in nine years, the University of  Alabama Astrobotics team won NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition. “I’m very happy to have UA Astrobotics recognized by NASA as the 2021 Robotic Mining Competition: Lunabotics national champion,” Dr. Ken Ricks, electrical and computer engineering associate professor and team adviser said. “The Astrobotics team overcame many …

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CCSD is making plans to fund schools based on needs, not enrollment numbers

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Scott Smith, Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) chief operating officer and chief financial officer, presented financial highlights from the CCSD 2021-2022 annual budget at the June 23 meeting of the school board. In addition to reporting on finances, Smith also shared, “Going into next year, we are going to …

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Local High School students receive Centennial Youth Achievement Awards

The City of Centennial and SAFEbuilt jointly recognized four graduating high school seniors with Centennial Youth Achievement Awards at a City Council meeting held on Monday, May 17. The students will each receive $1,000 scholarships to be applied toward college tuition, fees and course enrollment. The Centennial Youth Achievement Awards is sponsored annually by the …

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Cherry Creek Schools: We don’t teach critical race theory

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER With all 200 chairs filled for the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) board meeting on June 23, and those who didn’t get seats watching from an adjacent room on a TV monitor, Sarah Grobbel, CCSD Assistant Superintendent for Career, Innovation, and Student Engagement said, “Critical race theory (CRT) is not a …

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Local residents receive academic honors from Northeastern University

Englewood – Andrew Poynter, a Northeastern University student majoring in business administration Englewood –  Karen Cheng, a Northeastern University student majoring in computer science/economics Greenwood Village-  Liam Thompson, a Northeastern University student majoring in business administration Greenwood Village – Sophia Chen, a Northeastern University student majoring in politics/philosophy/economics Littleton – Justin Bian, a Northeastern University …

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