District Celebrates Academic Excellence
It’s often called the Super Bowl of the Mind and just like the Broncos in San Francisco, District 50 students didn’t disappoint during their weekend competition at Ranum Middle School.
The event was something really worth celebrating.
After winning the right to advance at their individual schools, elementary and middle school students gathered for a morning of friendly competition sponsored by the Gifted Education Department and organized by Pam Keel and her staff.
This year’s event was held at Ranum Middle School, where hundreds of families and parents turned out to support their kids.
As always, the event began with the District 50 Parade of School Champions, where students marched to stage behind their school banner. Board of Education member Ryan McCoy gave a rousing welcome to each school.
Westminster High School’s Raging Harmonies performed a wonderful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
Superintendent Pam Swanson told the students and families that while winning is nice, the most important lesson for students was to, “believe in themselves and never give up.” She reminded the audience that two years ago the Broncos lost in the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks and used that experience to work even harder and come back to beat the Carolina Panthers in this year’s game.
Below are the list of the day’s winners and Elementary and Middle School Spelling Bees.
Elementary Spelling Bee
Middle School Spelling Bee
Elementary Geography Bee Name Grade School 1st Place Team Jesus Terrazas 5 Hodgkins Steve Dam 3 Hodgkins Catalina Alaniz 4 Flynn Alberto Medina 4 Flynn 2nd Place Team Jairo Marquez 5 F.M. Day Brayden Morgan 5 F.M. Day Yashaswi Rai 4 Tennyson Knolls 3rd Place Team Riley Taylor 4 Sunset Ridge Clover Blayer 4 Metz Middle School Geography Bee 1st Place Team Wesley Woodcock 8 Colorado STEM Academy Aanya Thapa 6 Colorado STEM Academy Pierce Smeester 7 Colorado STEM Academy J.R. Loya 7 Colorado STEM Academy Julieanna Knief 7 Colorado STEM Academy Connor Harlow 8 Colorado STEM Academy 2nd Place Team Kimberly Aguirre 8 Ranum Patricia Herrera 8 Ranum Karla Garcia 8 Ranum Alex Kroese 8 Ranum 3rd Place Team Oscar Hernandez 8 Scott Carpenter Diego Montanez Gallegos 7 Scott Carpenter Cristian Cordova Gallegos 7 Scott Carpenter Emma Namvong 6 Scott Carpenter Adrian Fernandez 8 Scott Carpenter Elementary Science Fair - Kindergarten 1st Place Winner Kaden Snow K F.M. Day Project: My Gummy Bear Elementary Science Fair 1st Place Winner Monet Halterman Metz 2nd Place Winners Ryler McBride Hodgkins Bielly Phasay Fairview 3rd Place Winner Dante DeLeon Skyline Vista Middle School Science Fair 1st Place Winner Jasmine Bonner Shaw Heights 2nd Place Winners Austin Oaks Shaw Heights Cesar Rios Ramirez Scott Carpenter 3rd Place Winner Minerva Harris Shaw Heights Math Counts 1st Place Team Fabian Amarosa 7 Colorado STEM Academy Garrett Ferguson 7 Colorado STEM Academy Ian McGillicuddy 7 Colorado STEM Academy Connor Harlow 8 Colorado STEM Academy 2nd Place Team Matthew Medina 7 Ranum Adrian Florean 6 Ranum Edson Martinez Santos 7 Ranum Oanh Vu 7 Ranum Sarai Damasco 7 Ranum Eddy Marquez 7 Ranum 3rd Place Team Junhuan Dorado 7 Scott Carpenter Adrian Fernandez 8 Scott Carpenter Jane Le 7 Scott Carpenter Zaira Villalobos 7 Scott Carpenter 4th Place Team Minerva Harris 6 Shaw Heights Charlize Wellington 7 Shaw Heights Devin Jones 6 Shaw Heights Jazmin Ponce 7 Shaw Heights Elementary Spelling Bee 1st Place Winner Kohen Lewton 5 Colorado STEM Academy 2nd Place Winner Ashley Martines 5 Westminster El Middle School Spelling Bee 1st Place Winner Adrian Florean 6 Ranum 2nd Place Winner Fabian Amarosa 7 Colorado STEM Academy 3rd Place Winner Shawn Salazar 8 Shaw Heights First LEGO League Robotics Competition 1st Place School Team Colorado STEM Academy 2nd Place School Team Shaw Heights 3rd Place School Team Scott Carpenter
Posted February 22, 2016