October 2020Peak to Peak's National Honor Society inducted 35 new members in the fall of 2020.Peak to Peak's National Junior Honor Society inducted 91 new members in the fall of 2020.Oliver Pollock and Peter Trainor, Class of 2020, were encouraged to enter "The Game Plan Challenge" in Mrs. Letter's Senior Literature Class during the spring 2020 semester. Six months later, Oliver and Peter received a letter from the President of the Hard Rock Cafe, congratulating them on their 1st place public service announcement, out of over 16,000 entries, on the effects of video games on teenagers - addiction. They won more that $2500 in gifts including Hard Rock Cafe Electric guitars, case, strap, Fender bluetooth speakers, Skullcandy ear buds, hoodies and t-shirts. Click here to view their video entry.
Congratulations to our fall sports athletes! Way to go, Pumas!Softball:Jamie Rader- Denver Metro Senior of the Year/ 1st Team Pitcher, BoCo Preps All-Region TeamAlyssa Alvarez- Denver Metro 1st Team Outfield, BoCo Preps All-Region TeamAlena Carpenter- Denver Metro 1st Team CatcherKelsey O'Dowd- Denver Metro 1st Team InfieldIsabelle Entin- Denver Metro 2nd Team OutfieldPeyton Larsen- Denver Metro 2nd Team InfieldBoys Golf:Aditya Malhorta- Metro League Honorable Mention/ BOCO All-Region HWWilliam Mitchell- Metro League Honorable Mention/ BOCO All-Region HWXC:Allison Beasley- 3rd in 3A State/ Metro League 1st TeamRyan Kuykendall- Metro League 2nd Team
September 2020Allison Beasley (12th grade) finished in 3rd Place finish at the 2020 State Cross Country Championships.
Click here to read the article.Allison Beasley (12th grade) took 1st place and Ryan Kuykendall (12th grade) finished in 9th place at the Regional Cross Country Finals. Both athletes have qualified for the State Cross Country Meet next weekend in Colorado Springs. The girls' team finished in 4th place and boys' team finished in 5th place.Click here to learn more
Five of our award-winning innovation students joined Ms. Letter on the EdChat Interactive podcast on October 13th.
Peak to Peak Charter won "Best Public School (K-8) for the City of Lafayette" in this year's Best of Boulder East County reader's survey published by Weekly: Boulder.
Peak to Peak's U.S. Government teacher Meghan Lukens was interviewed in this linked story by 9News about voter registration efforts and the work happening on our campus to engage young voters.
Click on the links below to see a list of students who made Peak to Peak's honor roll for the Fall Semester, 2020.The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) has awarded two Peak to Peak teachers with grants to complete exciting projects.LCAC awarded our Innovation teacher, Ms. Kristie Letter, $1000 to create Makerpacks - backpacks full of prototyping and design supplies so that ALL students can do hands-on innovating at home. We will be ordering backpacks and filling them with materials so that our students can put their design thinking into tangible form! The Makerpack resources will then serve as an "Innovation Library" when we are back in person, so that students can always check out necessary supplies to design solutions after the school day is over, ensuring equity in innovation. These backpacks will be distributed to all ninth graders this year, starting with the new semester.In addition, LCAC has also awarded another $1,000 for Ms. Colleen Mylott, our theater and performing arts teacher for a Theatre Production Video Recording Project to be implemented this school year.
Several Spanish students from Peak to Peak attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations.Madelyn Baldwin (8th grade) - Bronce ( bronze)Maren Bradley (8th grade) - Oro ( gold)Alexandra Eschmeyer (8th grade) - Honor ( honorable mention)Lola Graves (8th grade) - Plata ( silver)Lindsey Liu (8th grade) - Bronce ( bronze)Tyler Roy (8th grade) - Bronce ( bronze)“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 140,000 students registered in 2020.”The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Peak to Peak's Cross Country team competed in the 3A Metro League championships. The boys' team placed 9th overall and were led by Ryan Kuykendall (12th grade) who has received 2nd Team All Conference recognition.The girls' team placed 6th overall and were led by Allison Beasley (12th grade) who won the race with a time of 19:25 and has received 1st Team All Conference recognition.
The Peak to Peak Boys Tennis team ended their season with a strong finish at the regional tournament. The #3 doubles team took 3rd place and the #4 doubled team finished in 2nd and qualified for the state tournament. Owen Hinrichs (12th grade) and Caleb Harris (10th grade) will compete in the Boys 4A State Tennis Tournament.
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The Peak to Peak Boys Golf Team competed in the 3A State Regional tournament on Monday this week. William Mitchell (12th grade) led the team with a solid performance and a personal top 10 finish. Overall, the team finished in 4th place. Congratulations to William, Aditya Malhotra (12th grade), George Grady (9th grade), and Raseesh Bhandari (9th grade). William and Aditya have qualified for the state tournament, and Raseesh finished a three-hole playoff to earn a 1st Alternate position.
Andrew Woen (12th grade) has published a single from start to finish. He composed, sang, played all the instruments, recorded, produced, and published the song all on his own!
Link to his music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=WO4Q-hY-ZUg August 2020Siddharth Nareddy (9th grade) and Anjana Radha (9th grade) have been selected as two of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS® National Competition. This honor places them among a select group of 300 MASTERS named from 3,476 entrants throughout the United States."The Broadcom MASTERS seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century. 30 finalists will be chosen from this select pool to compete for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes."
In the spring of 2020, the Peak to Peak Key Club led our student body in the Soles4Souls Shoe Drive. While the pandemic put a pause on the project and the results weren't tabulated until August, the school community collected 509 pairs of shoes! To understand the impact, it is helpful to know that one pair of shoes can provide 5 meals; 20 pairs of shoes can provide shelter for about a year; and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling.
Andrew Woen (12th grade) presented his Recycling Device and Mobile Application at the Summit for Recycling Conference hosted by Recycle Colorado. The annual Summit for Recycling is a conference and exhibition that brings together businesses and organizations dedicated to the principles of the circular economy and material waste reduction, recovery and diversion. Andrew was given a limelight time slot that immediately followed the Governor.
Sophie Steven (rising 11th grader) has been recognized as an honorable mention winner the nationally sponsored 2020 Kaplun Foundation essay contest. Additionally, she was invited to serve on the prestigious Kaplun Teen Foundation Board where the top essayists get to help allocate other foundation funds to non-profits.
Peak to Peak high school artists won the most photography and digital art awards possible from any school for the Art Attack 2020 Exhibition. Aiyana Rockwell (Class of 2020) received a second place award for her piece titled "Arcade."
An online gallery of the winners can be seen here: https://www.artattackboulder.com/
Congratulations to the following students: Maguerite Ford (Class of 2020), Isabelle Pollock (Class of 2020), Katie Perez (Class of 2020), Amelia Schantz (Class of 2020), Thad Krusinski (Class of 2020), Taylor Johnson (Class of 2020), Ella Junker (rising 12th grader), and Taya Kendrick (rising 12th grader).
Meredith Rupe (Class of 2020) and Anna Sparling (Class of 2020) each received an honorable mention in Cooper Hewitt's 2020 National High School Design Competition for the work they created in the Communication Innovation Honors course. Nineteen designs were selected for the honor, and Meredith's and Anna's projects were two of them! A total of three finalists will be selected from the field of nineteen. The winner will have the opportunity to travel to New York City in October, to attend the Teen Design Fair. The theme of this year's challenge focused on inclusiveness.