The Steven sisters, Sophie (10th grade) and Jacque (6th grade) represented the state of Colorado at the 2019 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress in Washington, D.C. this past July. There were 160 children selected among thousands of applicants to meet with national legislators about the need of renewal of the Special Diabetes Program, support for reform on insulin pricing, and the need for continued research to support a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Sophie and Jacque met with Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner's offices, and they spent some one-on-one time with Congressman Joe Neguse. Additionally, they were selected to discuss the impactful research study work they've participated in with top-level members of Health and Human Services.
Five Peak to Peak students, Jack Wilson (12th grade), Amelia Schantz (12th grade), Nadia Majd (12th grade), Iris Zhang (12th grade), Shawn Mather (11th grade)) along with Ms. Meghan Lukens (Social Studies teacher) had the unique opportunity to travel with the BVSD delegation to the 2019 EF Global Leadership Summit in Davos, Switzerland, July 10-21. Students used the design-thinking process to create and present their own solutions to this year's global challenge The Power of Communication. Students were split up into 164 international groups to create a solution, a prototype and a 60-second pitch for this challenge. Amelia Schantz's group made it to the Top Ten Innovation Finalists where they presented on the Global Summit Stage to over 2000 people.
Marlo Scherr (3rd grade) won the High Point award in the Boulder Valley Summer Swim League 8&U Girls Division. This award is for the most points scored out of all of the swimmers in her age group. Marlo had the only perfect score - 72 points - which means she won first place in all her events!
Peak to Peak students and staff members participating in the National Alliance rocket launch were featured on the local news.
Paige Burns (12th grade) received a grant to help middle school girls learn about coding. She and several other local high school students took time this summer to teach classes to middle school students.
Sister Carmen Center selected Peak to Peak's Key Club for their Group Volunteer of the Year award.
Carla Flanhofer, High School Social Studies teacher, was selected as the 2019 Colorado History Teacher of the Year.
As the 2019 Colorado History Teacher of the Year, she will receive:
● A $1,000 award
● A Certificate of Recognition
● An archive of books and historical resources
● An invitation to attend a 2020 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar
● Recognition at a ceremony in your state
She is also one of fifty-three finalists for the $10,000 National History Teacher of the Year Award.
Elementary Technology Teacher, Michelle Eckstein, and high school student, Erin Byrne (12th grade), presented on Creating VR Tours at the 2019 InnEdCo.
Peak to Peak students are participating in the United Launch Alliance Summer Rocket Launch with several K-12 payloads. Payload projects include:
- Capturing the Moment
- Greenhouse Gas Assessment Apparatus
- Operation Falling Weather