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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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
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