The “Day After Graduation” has never looked so bright.
On Saturday evening, the Westminster High School class of 2019 will graduate at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, and I will have the honor of being a part of the commencement activities and share a few thoughts with them on their big day.
I will tell them that they have plenty to be proud of this year.
This year’s class received a record-breaking $6,472,456 in scholarship money. That far exceeds any scholarship totals in the past.
So how did they/we do it?
First and foremost, the credit goes to the students who have set high expectations for themselves and worked very hard inside and outside the classroom to make the most of every available opportunity. The students took to heart the message delivered by our Futures Center program:
Scholarship dollars are not the only measure of our student’s success. Last Friday, during the senior’s final pep assembly we took a giant class picture of students wearing black t-shirts with the word “Accepted” on the front and “My Future’s So Bright” on the back. Students who had been accepted to some kind of post-secondary education, military or career program wore the shirts in celebration.
Earlier in the week, we had still another celebration. We held our first ever CTE signing day ceremony to recognize students who had excelled in our Career Technical Education Pathway program. Students were honored for securing a job after high school in their CTE pathway, continuing their studies in college, and/or earning an industry-recognized credential while in high school.