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‘Celebrating Excellence!’ Awards Highlight Student Talents
Westminster Public Schools Celebrating Excellence competition went virtual for the 2020-21 year resulting in amazing work that showed a broad range of talents from students across the district.
Awards were handed out during a virtual celebration on April 15 that you can watch here.
140 entries were submitted in the following categories: Performing Arts, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, Writing, Teaching, and Group Projects.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district quickly determined that it would not be possible to hold a day-long, in-person event as was done in prior years. Instead, Dr. Steve Sandoval, Executive Director of Special Services and Jennifer Rizzo, coordinator of (PEDAL) Programming for Every Driven and Accelerated Learner developed a plan to have students submit their entries virtually so that everyone could see their work online.
A panel of judges selected the winners.
Winners were named in 20 categories across all grade levels with 5 grand prize winners.
Among the entries, a student film, What is Life? that has been submitted to the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Here are the winners in each category. To view all the student submissions visit mywps.org/ce.
- Evelyn Maza Bustillos - Metropolitan Arts Acadmey
- Gavin Parks - John E. Flynn A Marzano Academy *Grand Prize Winner of the Oculus Quest 2*
- Gianni Wilson - Shaw Heights Middle School
- Sarahi Acuna Chacon - Colorado Sports Leadership Academy
- Samantha Calderon Nunez - Fairview Elementary
- Yadhira Meneses - John E. Flynn A Marzano Academy
- Ciera Salguero - Westminster High School
- Shayla Paz - Westminster K-12 Virtual Academy - Middle School *Grand Prize Winner of the Oculus Quest 2*
- Damion Scott - Westminster High School
- D'Angelo Patterson - Tennyson Knolls Preparatory School/WVA
- Emeli Leyva Torres - Westminster High School/WVA
- Virginia Baker - Colorado STEM Academy
- Evelyn Bender - John E. Flynn A Marzano Academy *Grand Prize Winner of the Oculus Quest 2*
- Ashlyn Rivera, Luis Gutierrez Campuzano, Lezly Quijas Juarez and Saray Martinez - Colorado Sports Leadership Academy
- Ezaul Bautista Lopez - Westminster High School
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- Jackson West and Neyrely Munoz - Westminster High School *Grand Prize Winner of the Oculus Quest 2*
Congratulations to all!