Puma Spotlight 2023-24
First grader Emmett Gmeinder won Artist of the Week on Artsonia. He received a plaque and $50 award and Katy Mathes, elementary art teacher, received $100 for classroom supplies. Ms. Mathes purchased new paintbrushes that will benefit all elementary artists! Congratulations, Emmett!
Some of our high school Cross Country athletes elected to travel to Mesa, Arizona over the Fall break to compete in the off-season Nike Cross Regional Southwest meet. The girls team placed 1st and the boys team placed 3rd overall. Way to go Pumas, and way to represent our school!
Om Mathur (class of 2025) was named Player of the Year by the Boulder Camera for his achievements in Boys' Golf this season. Congratulations, Om!
BVSD's water polo team, which includes several Peak to Peak athletes, won the Colorado state high school water polo championship! This was their third win in four years. Way to go!
Liesl Seeber (class of 2033) and Hannah Holman's (class of 2032) Broomfield soccer team took first in the Veterans Cup Soccer Tournament in Colorado Springs this weekend. Congratulations, Pumas!
Congratulations to the following high school students who successfully competed in the prestigious UNC math competition recently. They will be attending the 2nd round in the Spring Semester. Amanda Zou, Tanush Shekhar, Warren Chen, Bennett Ross, Ellen Lu, Vyom Jain
Sydney Cusack (class of 2025) was recognized at last weekend's Colorado Art Education Association conference for her submission in the Youth Art Month State Flag competition. Sydney's work was selected as the first runner-up out of hundreds of student applicants across the state and will be made into a flag for display at the Youth Art Month Museum. Congratulations, Sydney!
Emma Casini (class of 2025) spent 10/23-10/27/23 in New York City, where she was one of 150 delegates accepted from over 2000 applicants from around the world to participate in the Global Peace Summit 2023. There they discussed worldwide challenges and issues, sought viable solutions, listened to leaders from various countries with different perspectives and ideas, and built connections and friendships with peers from around the globe, seeking common ground and cooperation. In addition, Emma was one of a handful of delegates who were invited to attend a private event at the Pakistani consulate where the Ambassador spoke.
United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced the High School Player of the week for their on-field efforts from October 23rd-29th. Peak to Peak's very own varsity soccer player, Jorden Gyaltsen, was selected to represent Colorado. Way to go, Puma!
Jacque Steven (class of 2026) auditioned for and has been accepted into the 2023 CSU High School Honor Band Festival. Jacque was selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three-day festival will take place in December at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Students will get the opportunity to work with guest clinicians and conductors to enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the Honor Wind Symphony and the Festival Concert Band in the beautiful, world-class Griffin Concert Hall. This is the first time that a Peak to Peak band member has made this ensemble. Join us in congratulating Jacque for a job well done. Way to represent Peak to Peak, Jacque!
Congratulations to the Broomfield High School gymnastics team, representing all of BVSD, for winning the 5A regionals tournament last Saturday. Mia Ritchie (class of 2024) placed 5th on vault, 3rd on bars, 2nd on floor,1st on beam, and 2nd all-around. Sophia Pych (class of 2024) placed 9th on the beam. Liv Cornella (class of 2027) represented Peak to Peak as well. The team moved onto the 5A State Championship this past Thursday where they took 2nd overall. Mia placed 4th in the state competition for floor. Great job!
Peak to Peak was one of 16 Colorado schools to receive Governor Polis' Science Bright Spot Awards for high achievement in Science. Peak to Peak will receive a $50,000 award that can be used to purchase educational technology, offer professional development, and other opportunities that will benefit students' learning experiences. Governor Polis said, “By highlighting the top sixteen schools in the state for science achievement, we are shining a light on what works. We look forward to finding out what works at these schools and helping more students excel in science. Improving science education will help students and our state." We are so proud of our students!
Peak to Peak won the ReSource Central Renew Our School SPARK! Competition. Innovation class assistants (with the help of ninth graders) measured our energy usage (lights, electricity, heat, etc.), analyzed what these results meant, and devised plans to improve. Yay, energy efficiency, and yay, Pumas!
Arrin Petkar (Class of 2032) was recognized in the 4th Annual Juried Youth Art Show at the Erie Community Library for her artwork. Her piece won the People’s Choice Award for the 9-11 age category. Great work, Puma!
Emory Vazquez (Class of 2025) was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Youth Impact Award in the Masters Division. He was honored at this year's Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Award Ceremony in Loveland for his work on helping the elderly become technologically literate. His student-led nonprofit, Connect Digital Inclusion Labs, hosts free tech help days at the public library, gives computer lessons at local senior living facilities, and volunteers with the EFAA and Sister Carmen to increase digital literacy and inclusion while leveraging their tech skills to help close the digital divide. Thanks for all you and your team do to make our community better, Emory!
The boys' cross country team took 2nd place at the Metro League Meet. Congrats, Pumas!
The Girls' Cross Country team took first place at the Metro League meet! Way to go, Pumas!
Boys' Tennis took 2nd in Regionals last month. Go team!
Lindsay Roy (Class of 2029) took first in the district cross-country invitational! Way to go, Lindsay!
Congratulations to Om Mathur (Class of 2025) and the Boys' Golf Team! Om won the state championship for 3A Boys' Golf and the Peak to Peak team placed second overall. Way to go, Pumas!
Vivaan Bhardwaj (Class of 2026) won first place for #2 Singles in the Longmont Boys Tennis Invitational Tournament held on September 23, 2023. Way to go, Vivaan!
Peak to Peak boys golf team won the Class 3A Region 2 tournament at CommonGround golf course. Great job, Pumas! Read more about the team's win.
High School English Teacher, Karen Amidon, has been named among 12 fellows in the 2023-2024 Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellowship. Ms. Amidon, along with the other selected teachers, "will focus on a range of education issues important to Colorado's students and communities, including school quality, chronic absenteeism, elementary students reading and writing achievement, as well as teacher preparation and the recruitment and retention of teachers of color."
Junior Alexandra Eschmeyer ('25) was just named to ESPN's top 60 recruits in the country for the Class of 2025. Congrats Alex!!!
High School Math Teacher and Head Girls' Basketball Coach, Joe Howard was selected as Colorado's 2023 Most Valuable Coach/Teacher according to Dairy Max and the Colorado Rapids! He wins a smoothie machine, a thousand dollars for his classroom, and Rapids swag. Congrats, Coach Howard!
Prisha Jain ('28) earned 1st place as an overall gymnast in her division at the CARA Gymnastics State Championship Competition this summer. She also received 1st place in individual events (Bars and Floor).
High School Artists, Hailey Power ('24) & Harper Riss ('24), Designs Selected for Cherry Creek Arts Van
Summer 2023After a solid performance at State with a Runner Up finish which wears a first for Peak to Peak girls golf, we have two of our players making the CHSAA All State Teams. 1st Team All State is Noelle Thompson ('23) and 2nd Team All State is Shriya Sharma ('25). Click here to read the full article in BOCO Preps.
"Peak to Peak junior Kourtney Rathke ('24) highlighted the Class 3A effort as its CHSAA athlete of the year for the second straight season after securing victory in both the pole vault (13 feet, 3A state meet record) and the long jump (18-2), all while placing second in the triple jump (37-0.75) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.71)."
The Peak to Peak High School Yearbook received recognition as a Gold Level yearbook for the Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall based on the yearbook’s arrival date at the school. The award was presented to the Peak to Peak yearbook program for achieving defined criteria in between one and three of the following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.Ziba Ahamad ('24) received a 2023 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. "The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) was founded in the fall of 2003. Founder Henry Von Kohorn '66 recognized the need to support and encourage young high school students committed to fostering positive race relations within their communities. Henry's vision was founded on the notion that early encouragement, reward and support for these students would motivate them to continue this critical work in college and beyond. Further, that these students would create a virtuous cycle that would continue to foster positive race relations well beyond the scope of their initial projects."