Puma Spotlight 2018-19
November 2018Peak to Peak is proud to have five athletes in the 2019 graduating class who are signing with Division 1 colleges.
Northern Arizona University
Cooper Campbell (4th grade) and his 4th grade football team, the Broomfield Blitz for taking second place in the Division I State Championship this weekend!
Congratulations to Elias "Eli" Oakley (3rd grade) who won 2nd Place at the Kooky Spooky 1 Mile Race October 28, 2018.
National Junior Honor Society student leaders Lauren Wagner (9th grade), Gianna Guido (9th grade), and Palpasha Karki (9th grade) attended the LEADership conference in Florida.
October 2018Ali Kerschner (9th grade) performed to a packed house on October 26th in Lafayette’s East Simpson Coffee House.
The High School Boys Cross Country team landed the state title at the 3A meet over the weekend! William Ledden (11th grade) finished 3rd in the individual race, but it was the team score that drove them to the top.
The Girls Cross Country Team finished with an impressive 2nd place in the 3A championship with Anna Shults claiming 2nd and Quinn McConnell 3rd individually.
Ingrid Veres (5th grade) earned her Padi open water dive certification in Lake Pleasant, Arizona at the desert tortoise diving site. In order to achieve the certification, she had to dive over the course of four days, accomplishing different milestones on each dive. Ingrid persevered through extremely challenging visibility and temperatures.She hopes to continue progressing towards the advanced diver certification sometime in the near future.
Xavier Que (Kindergarten) has been working hard at his Kung Fu practice. He has attended classes for almost two years, and has put in many hours a week and practices at home. He recently tested and received his orange belt. He had to remember over 35 moves and scrimmage a black belt for this accomplishment.
Philip Fischer (6th grade) belongs to Code Ninjas, an educational company that teaches kids 7 to 14 years old how to code by building video games. Code Ninjas 1st Annual Coda-A-Thon and Philip was one of at least 15 to 20 kids participating. He took the top prize and won the Code-A-Thon.
Bethany Bell (8th grade) participated in her first presentation as a YES! Ambassador. YES! stands for Youth Example of Self-Advocacy. The Ambassadors act as mentors the other members and help teach them how to advocate for themselves and how to talk to other about dyslexia. They also work to raise awareness of dyslexia by giving presentations at hospitals, school board meetings, and other events. The topic for this presentation was assistive technology (AT). Bethany had the opportunity to share her dyslexia story and talk about the AT that she uses. After the presentation, the ambassadors took time to give demonstrations of the AT to the attendees.
Madison Shults, 8th grade, ran her personal best in the middle school cross country championship race which landed her a 5th place finish.
Our National Honor Society chapter inducted 50 new members this fall and the National Junior Honor Society inducted 40 new members.
The Lafayette Jazz Ultimate Frisbee Club celebrated a finals victory in the Fun Division of the Monarch High School Invitational Tournament. The team, featuring players from Peak to Peak and Centaurus, defeated opponents from Lakewood, Boulder, Monarch, and Horizon.
The Peak to Peak Model UN club attended its first conference of the season on Saturday. Seventeen P2P students participated in the all-day event. Our beginners debated the difficult topics of Climate Change and the alleged genocide against the Rohingya people of Myanmar. Three of our beginner teams (Noah Douglass (9th) & Sartaj Singh (9th), Ali Kerschner (9th) & Rishi Hancock (9th), and Tanusree Banerjee (9th) & Bronwyn Busby (9th)) took home ‘Best Delegation’ awards in their individual councils. Our three Intermediate teams worked on the complex issues of Drug Trafficking and Human Trafficking from the perspective of countries in the Organization of American States. Leonard Shearer (11th) took home the award of ‘Outstanding Delegate’ for his work.
The High School Girls and Boys Cross Country teams both won the 3A Regional Championship titles this weekend! For the girl's team, the top three individuals slots were a lock for seniors Quinn McConnell, Anna Shults, and Tiana Bradfield. For the boy's, William Ledden (11th grade) took 2nd place and Ethan Monarski (12th grade) finished 3rd in the individuals. Four other Pumas also earned top ten finishes: Jenna Howard (12th), Ryan Kuykendall (10th), Justin Hager (12th), and Cole Beasley (12th).
Nate Starbuck, 8th grade, made the Mountain Zone national team for water polo through the Olympic Development Program.
Four 12th grade students in the Communication Innovation Honors class won cash prizes through Lafayette's See and Respond contest. Congratulations to the following students:
Ben Blankenship - First Prize in Art
Matthew Willetto - Second Prize in Art
Jenna Howard - Second Prize in Poetry
Noah Irwin - Third Prize Poetry.
Davis Long, 11th grade, was named BoCoPreps golfer of the year.
Click on the links below to see a list of students who made Peak to Peak's honor roll for the Spring Semester, 2018.
The Peak to Peak Cross Country boys and girls varsity teams placed first at the 3A Metro League race held at Anthem Park on October 4th. Individually, the girls' race was won by Quinn McConnell (12th grade), while the boys' race was won by William Ledden (11th grade).The Middle School Boys Soccer team and new coach Erik Torguson won the end-of-season tournament!Senior Jonathon Gruener for earned designation as an Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Boys Tennis team advanced to the regional finals.
The Softball team advanced to the regional finals.
Brook Mueller-Scott (6th grade) started off the fencing season strong, winning the bronze medal at the first in-house tournament of the Fencing Academy of Denver-Longmont held on September 22. She competed in the co-ed Y12 Mixed Ages 8-12 Saber group.
Davis Long (11th grade) finished third in the Class 3A boys golf state championships! "While many of the golfers who opened the day ahead of him struggled, Long's steady second round was enough for him to creep up the leaderboard and into the top three."
Quinn McConnell (12th grade) strikes again! "McConnell won the girls' sweepstakes race at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival on Friday night in 17 minutes and .10 seconds, the nation's eighth-best time for a high school girl this season."
September 2018Peak to Peak 9th grader Sophie Steven is the 2018 - 2019 JDRF Rocky Mountain Youth Ambassador Historian and was captain of her JDRF Denver One Walk team, Finger Prickin’ Good. The walk occurred on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Sophie raised more than $5,600 to help fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Finger Prickin’ Good and Sophie we’re recognized as one of the top fundraisers this year.Anna Shults (12th grade) and Quinn McConnell (12th grade) represented Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra last weekend. Their team finished in 6th place overall!"At the finish, Shults crossed the line with a solid 14th place. Blair followed just over a minute back in 18th place. McConnell was the third scoring U.S. junior team member in 25th place while Gaylord nursed a hurt foot to the finish in 45th."Pictured from left to right:Anna ShultsJoslyn Blair - VailQuinn McconnellSoleil Gaylord - TellurideThe following seniors have been named as 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!Naomi BurnsCapri HuffmanIsabella SickerWilliam StahoviakIsaac Van TolBrian Wee"NMSC announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title."
In support of World Suicide Prevention Day, Peak to Peak Counselor Mary Campbell was interviewed on KGNU about this important topic. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out for help. The interview describes several valuable resources that anyone can use.
High School Counselor, Mary Campbell, was featured in the Daily Camera's regular education related spotlight:
Rising junior, Makenna Turner, used her summer break to make a big difference in the lives of students in Puerto Rico who were impacted by the hurricane. Makenna ran a school supply drive and then personally delivered those supplies to a school in Puerto Rico. She was interviewed and featured by 9News for her efforts.