School Notes

Posted 5/14/10

Cherokee Trail team earns place at DI Global Finals Cherokee Trail Elementary’s "Oww, my tush!" placed fourth out of 27 teams in the elementary …

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School Notes


Cherokee Trail team earns place at DI Global Finals

Cherokee Trail Elementary’s "Oww, my tush!" placed fourth out of 27 teams in the elementary level of the ‘DI-BOT" challenge at the state Destination Imagination tournament April 17 in Denver.

The team of fifth-grade students includes Malaney Finn, Alexandra Hernandez, April Lyndon, Emma Taylor and Lauren VanHousen. Team managers are Carla and Steve Finn.

With its fourth-place finish, Cherokee Trail earned the chance to compete against 1,000 teams across the country at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, May 26-29 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Vigil earns a $2,000 scholarship

Caleb Vigil, a senior at Eagle Academy, received a $2,000 scholarship from the Mountain Pines Women's Club of Parker. He was recognized for overcoming significant challenges in his life while maintaining a strong GPA. Caleb was honored at a luncheon at Canterbury Golf Course.

Parker’s Fuller graduates from Colorado State

Wesley Fuller, a 2005 graduate of Chaparral High School, graduates from Colorado State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a minor in mathematics. Fuller’s senior design project team won first place in the ECE Department and overall first place during the 2010 E-Days Competition at CSU April 16. Upon graduation, he will start his career at AMPT LLC in Fort Collins. Wesley is the son of Fran and Robb Fuller, of Parker.

McKenna earns master’s from Illinois State

Timothy Paul McKenna, the son of Richard and Jeanne McKenna of Parker, received his master’s degree in communication from Illinois State University during its annual commencement ceremony May 7 in Redbird Arena. McKenna is a 2004 graduate of Chaparral High School. After obtaining his degree, McKenna has accepted a full tuition waiver and assistantship at Ohio University where he will continue his education to obtain his Ph.D.

Parker, Franktown students make DePaul dean’s list

Morgan McCowan, of Franktown, and Conor McCahill, of Parker, have been named to the dean's list at DePaul University for the 2009-10 winter quarter.

Chaparral teacher named ’10 Educator of the Year

Aaron Waggoner, math teacher at Chaparral High School, was named 2010 educator of the year by the Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado.

Parker daughter Smull joins honor society

Danielle Marie Smull, of Conway, was elected April 28 to the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Beta chapter at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Smull, a senior, is majoring in biology at Hendrix. Smull is the daughter of Tim and Melinda Smull, of Parker.

Emily Brien earns Leading with Heart Scholarship

Emily Brien, a senior from Chaparral High School, will be awarded the Leading with Heart Scholarship for 2010. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded by Youth Leadership Douglas County every spring, and is presented to a member of the YLDC senior class in recognition for their outstanding efforts in community service, as well as their desire to continue to provide service to the community in the future.

3 students from Parker named to SPU dean’s list

Christopher Charles Lute, Brittany Lynn Raab and Anika Leigh Severin, of Parker, made the Seattle Pacific University 2010 winter quarter dean’s list. Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade-point average.


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