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Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen announced Tuesday she is leaving to assume the top position in the Humble Independent School District in Texas, a district of 39,000 … more
As William Holtzman, Chaparral's 16-year-old valedictorian, repeated throughout his commencement address, students at Chaparral are more than classmates. They are teammates. In a ceremony that focused on the students themselves, it was evident he … more
Ponderosa High School Valedictorian Sarah Bowen was quick to thank her family, friends and teachers as she took the stage to open the graduation ceremony for Ponderosa High School. She didn't thank … more
Kristen Torres was a DECA officer for two years, two-year varsity swim captain, a school newspaper reporter, manager of the boys' swim team and a member of the Mental Health Youth Action Board for Children's Hospital Colorado. She plans to attend … more
Izzy Schneyer was on the swim team her freshman and sophomore years and the varsity volleyball team during all four years at Ponderosa High School. She was on the school newspaper staff, and a member of the National Honor Society and the student … more
Stephanie Bryant was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She also played basketball, volleyball, soccer and track for the Lions. She plans to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and study nursing. I smile … more
Dr. Mark Thorsen didn't set out to be a high school teacher, but after 20 years in the field he can't imagine doing anything else. He originally went to the University of Illinois to pursue a degree in architecture. He changed his major and … more
Nicole Steiner knows the healing effect of board games. Steiner's mother suffered a fall that affected her mobility for an extended period of time, and playing games became a source of fun and social contact for her mother during her … more
Nathan Teigland doesn’t want his students learning history from a screen. When the Southeast Christian School history teacher learned a co-worker’s father-in-law was a World War II veteran, Teigland leaped at the chance to bring his students … more
Eight middle and high school student entrepreneurs took to the stage April 4 to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. Representing businesses from the 2015-16 Douglas County Young … more
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