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  •  D60's collective Echo Chamber band takes a group photo with their instruments

    ECHO CHAMBER TO PERFORM AT DUTCH CLARK DIGITAL COMMENCEMENT

    Through a partnership with Centennial graduate and Perfect World studio owner Carl Lucero, District high school scholars receive the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the world of professional audio recording and performance.

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  •  A young graduate smiles at the graduation rehearsal for Dutch Clark

    PILOTS PREPARING TO SOAR

    Tuesday morning, under the direction of DCD at Paragon Principal Rich Mestas and staff, more than 150 members of the Class of 2024 prepared for Thursday's 6 p.m. commencement by rehearsing their entrance into the Southwest Motors Events Center and the crossing of the stage to receive their hard-earned high school diploma.

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  •  Wearing a grey hoodie, Tanner Clark leans back on a metal fence

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Tanner Clark, Pueblo East "Eagle Empire"

    In all, Tanner earned $65,000 in scholarships, including awards to attend Fort Lewis College, Regis University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Colorado State University Pueblo, along with the Sgt. David L. Napier Marine Corps League Memorial Scholarship.

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  •  Wearing her letter jacket, Jamie Pearson stands in front of a creek

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Jamie Pearson, Pueblo South High School

    Boasting a GPA 4.2955 and graduating concurrently with an associate’s degree in General Studies from Pueblo Community College, Colt Jaime Pearson was awarded several scholarships.

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    D60 RECEIVES $15 MILLION FEDERAL MAGNET GRANT TO IMPLEMENT CREATIVE ARTS AND SCIENCE PROGRAMMING

    Over the five-year grant span, the District will implement the Magnet Program, entitled “Project Heroes,” at Park View Elementary and Risley International Academy of Innovation. Centennial High School also will host a Magnet STREAM program.

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  •  Wearing a blue flannel shirt, Josiah Barela leans on a pillar at the entrance to Central

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Josiah Barela, Pueblo Central High

    Through a Kane Family Foundation Scholarship valued at $80,000 over four years, together with an $8,000 Presidential Scholarship and an athletic scholarship for track, active Central Wildcat Josiah Barela will attend Colorado State University Pueblo to pursue a major in criminology and a minor in math.

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  •  A group of five Central students  and their coach standout front of the Arts Center

    CENTRAL SOCCER COACH, SUPPORTERS ENVISION NEW TRAINING FACILITY

    Boys head soccer coach T.J. Thiebaut is leading a community-wide effort to build a 90 x 65 turf soccer training facility on what is now an old parking lot adjacent to the Central tennis court facility.

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  •  Centennial's graduating class wearing red caps and gowns on the learning stairs at their school

    BULLDOGS FINAL WALK

    With commencement set for 3 p.m. Friday, members of the Centennial High School Class of 2024 closed out their final year -- and their first one in the new building -- with a final walk through the halls.

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  •  A large group of students stand in front of a screen in the D60 Board Room

    SCHOLARSHIP EARNERS, ARTISTS, CTE SCHOLARS RECOGNIZED BY BOARD

    With graduation quickly approaching, the D60 Board of Education recognized 2024 scholarship recipients, artists selected for publication in the Colorado Kids Create Contest, and those in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA who achieved state and national recognition.

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  •  Keeley Miles wearing a black turtleneck stands among trees with yellow leaves

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Keeley Miles, Centennial

    Boasting a GPA of 4.0 and active in HOSA, Health Academy, Knowledge Bowl and Film Club at Centennial, Keeley has been awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships.

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  •  Two young students wearing school uniforms stand in front of their project board

    CORWIN FIFTH GRADERS TAKE PART IN EXHIBIT

    Within the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme (grades K-5), The Exhibition is the culminating project: a student-guided experience that allows scholars to investigate an issue of personal significance and seek opportunities for action.

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  •  Wearing a grey hoodie, Timothy Aguilar leans against a tree and smiles

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Timothy Aguilar, Centennial High School

    “The Music Man” at Centennial, Timothy was awarded a $60,000 Music Merit Scholarship ($15,000 per year) to the University of Colorado, where he will pursue a double major in Clarinet Performance, under the direction of Dan Silver, and a second degree in K-12 Music Education.

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  •  East students wearing yellow caps and gowns walk through the halls for a final time

    PASSING OF THE TORCH: Pueblo East "Eagle Empire"

    A longtime tradition at East, the Passing of the Torch ceremony pays tribute to the graduating class of seniors while recognizing the scholars currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 who will be "moving up the ranks" come the start of the new school year.

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  •  Brooklyn Martinez has her letter jacket over one shoulder

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Brooklyn Martinez, Pueblo East "Eagle Empire"

    An accomplished musician, vocalist and performer, Brooklyn received a GearUp Scholarship ($4,000), East Alumni Scholarship ($5,000 per year), Colorado State University Pueblo Merit Scholarship ($8,000 per year), Onward Energy Scholarship ($2,500) and the Greg and Gretchen Rode Scholarship ($2,500).

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  •  Central's Graduating Class stands on the steps of the school

    WILDCATS TAKE FINAL WALK

    The Central Class of 2024 donned their gowns and caps (customized for this special occasion) to take part in a decade-long tradition: the final walk through the multi-floor historic institution on Orman Avenue.

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  •  Ellianna Highfill looks over her shoulder surrounded by greenery

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Ellianna Highfill, South High School

    With a GPA of 4.48, Ellianna was awarded a $15,000 one-time Hurliman Scholarship, a $34,000 scholarship to the University of Denver, and a $4,000 scholarship to the University of Colorado, where she plans to pursue Environmental Studies.

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  •  Mia Mulay wearing a brown sweatshirt stands under a tree branch

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Mia Mulay, Centennial High School

    Active in track, cross country, Girls Up Club, Spanish Club, and National and Spanish Honor Society, Mia Mulay received a host of scholarships, including an $18,000 Trustee Scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado, where she plans to study either nursing or journalism.

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  •  Emilee Espinoza smiles while holding the ends of her long hair

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Emilee Espinoza, South High School

    A private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College was founded in 1864 -- with its first classes held in 1869 -- making it one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States.

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  •  Central's marching band gathers around the award they won

    CENTRAL MUSICIANS SHINE IN FESTIVAL

    Congratulations to Central High School's Midnight Regiment and Midnight Blues for an award-winning showing in the annual Canon City Music and Blossom Festival. Under the direction of Austin Pratt, the Midnight Blues jazz ensemble finished first in the "A" Division with a superior rating.

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  •  Sara DeHeart stands in a field of flowers

    SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE: Sara DeHeart, Centennial

    A Bulldog active in and out of the classroom, Sara was awarded a host of scholarships, including the Kane Scholarship ($15,000 per year) and the Chancellor’s Award to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where she plans to study exercise science with a goal of becoming a physical therapist.

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