Local High School students receive Centennial Youth Achievement awards

Youth Achievement Award winners with Craig Faessler, Program Director for Jacobs and Mayor Stephanie Piko.

Four graduating high school students are the recipients of the City of Centennial’s 2022 Youth Achievement Awards in recognition of significant contributions to Centennial through service and outstanding leadership in school, community and the workplace. Each recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward college tuition, fees and course enrollment.

The Centennial Youth Achievement Awards is sponsored annually by the Centennial Youth Commission and Jacobs, the City’s public works and code compliance provider. Recipients must be residents of the City of Centennial and demonstrate leadership and service to the community.

The 2022 Youth Achievement Award recipients include Centennial residents Luke Brill, Arapahoe High School; Madylin Campbell, Englewood High School; Sydney Caro, Grandview High School; and Halley Peecher, Arapahoe High School.

Luke Brill – After graduating from Arapahoe High School, Brill plans to attend Texas A & M University, studying engineering. He aspires to become an aerospace engineer. He has served as Captain of Arapahoe’s swim and water polo teams and Link Crew Commissioner and has participated on the Klife Leadership Team. He has volunteered throughout the community and in surrounding areas, including actively supporting Kids Across America.

Madylin Campbell– Campbell is graduating from Englewood High School. She actively volunteers by helping with blood drives, clothing drives and soup kitchens, in addition to participating in volunteer activities through school with the help of her family and peers. She is enrolled in Fall 2022 classes at Gonzaga University, where she will be a member of a Living-Learning Community called “People For and With Others,” which is an interactive student group focused on community service within the City of Spokane, Wash.

Sydney Caro – Caro is graduating from Grandview High School. She actively volunteers with local elementary schools, assists schoolmates who have intellectual disabilities and is involved with several clubs and organizations at school. After high school, Caro plans to attend Texas Tech University to continue academic studies in chemistry and Mandarin Chinese. She plans to follow a pre-med path and continue dedicating time for community service. 

Halley Peecher – Graduating from Arapahoe High School, Peecher and has been highly involved in high school activities and in the community. She is President of the Choir Council program at Arapahoe and has been heavily involved in three audition choirs. Additionally, she has held a part-time position as food server at Cherry Hills Assisted Living Center for two years. She is looking forward to attending Colorado State University in the Fall and plans to study film and music Composition.