42 Colorado Teachers Honored by Boettcher Scholars

11 Aug 42 Colorado Teachers Honored by Boettcher Scholars

August 11, 2017 — Forty-two Colorado teachers will be recognized this evening for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students.

The Boettcher Foundation will host its 26th annual Teacher Recognition Awards Program this evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The program allows each recipient of the 2017 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship to acknowledge the teacher who has impacted him or her the most. At the event, each Boettcher Scholar will deliver remarks about his or her teacher, and each teacher will receive a $1,000 grant from the foundation to be used toward an educational program or project to benefit students at his or her school.

“Colorado’s kids deserve teachers who are driven and passionate about the work they do,” said Tiffany Anderson, the Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship program director. “The 42 teachers selected by our newest scholars have championed excellence in their classrooms, and we are proud to recognize them for helping our scholars get to where they are today.”

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship recognizes Colorado’s most talented students by providing them with a full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado college or university, enabling them to build a Colorado network and use their immense talents to improve our communities right here at home.

This year’s Teacher Recognition Award recipients are:

District High School Teacher Name Nominating Scholar
Academy 20 Pine Creek High School Susan Nolan Katelynn Hughes
Bayfield 10 JT-R Bayfield High School Derek Smith Lenka Doskocil
Boulder Valley RE 2 Broomfield High School Tara Tovar Armando Ocampo
Brighton 27J Prairie View High School Jessica Mauracher Hossna Yasini
Center 26 JT Center High School Katrina Ruggles Jordan Lobato
Cherry Creek 5 Smoky Hill High School Adrian Holguin Leah Gibson
Cherry Creek 5 Cherokee Trail High School Paul Clinton Henry Kvietok
Delta County 50 (J) Delta High School Ben Magtutu Elizabeth Ward
Denver County 1 Denver School of the Arts Chad Russell Camryn Daidone
Denver County 1 Denver School of the Arts Amy McGrath Bridget Galaty
Denver County 1 Denver South High School Jason Brookes** Keller MacLachlan
Denver County 1 Denver South High School Ryan Marini Anna Renkert
Denver County 1 Denver South High School Andrea Griffin** Cherokee Ronolo-Valdez
Douglas County RE 1 Legend High School Brent Jackson Ansh Desai
Douglas County RE 1 Rock Canyon High School Katherine Hartline Sydney Marchando
Douglas County RE 1 Castle View High School Roger Felch** Jenna Trost
Douglas County RE 1 Rock Canyon High School Janna Robinett** Ryan Vandersmith
Douglas County RE 1 Legend High School Cynthia Henderson Niketna Vivek
East Otero R-1 La Junta High School Kelly Jo Smith Anastasia Mathews
Falcon 49 Falcon High School Thomas Russell Kiana Harkema
Garfield RE-2 Aspen High School Jennifer Morandi-Benson* Jacob Morgan
Holyoke RE-1J Holyoke High School Scott Dille Austin Herman
Jefferson County R-1 Lakewood High School Jennifer Webb Jon Abrahamson
Jefferson County R-1 Golden High School Shannon Garvin Shamik Bhat
Jefferson County R-1 Lakewood High School Wayne Madsen Troy Jackson
Jefferson County R-1 Lakewood High School Sandra Sullivan Dakota Kisling
Jefferson County R-1 Jefferson Academy High School Mary Ferbrache Spencer Narowetz
Jefferson County R-1 Conifer High School Joshua Nielson Benjamin Powell
Kit Carson R-1 Kit Carson High School Tim Hogan** Bradley Johnson
Littleton 6 Littleton High School Rodney Stutzman Lauren Weiss
Mapleton 1 Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts Tim Stemper Tahlia Lucero
Meeker RE 1 Meeker High School Michelle Selle Casey Turner
North Conejos RE-1J Centauri High School Margaret Salazar-Muniz** Ariel Sandoval
Poudre R-1 Poudre High School Brad Beauprez** Naitra Ramchander
Roaring Fork RE-1 Basalt High School Nick Lenio Daniel Barnes
Roaring Fork RE-1 Roaring Fork High School Wendy Boland Nicholas Penzel
Salida R-32 Salida High School Amy Moore Harper Powell
Silverton 1 Silverton High School Kelly Habecker Hannah deKay
St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Silver Creek High School Steve McNichols** Jacob Fuhrman
St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Skyline High School David Frick Lindsey Hamblin
Wray RD2 Wray High School Angela DePue Paige Beckman
Wray RD2 Wray High School Nikki Gelvin Luke Srsen

 * Jennifer Morandi-Benson teaches at Aspen High School. She is being honored by a student who graduated from Coal Ridge High School.

** Denotes multiple-year recipient.

High-resolution photos of scholars with their teachers available upon request after the event.

About the Boettcher Foundation
At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org.About the Boettcher Foundation


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