Mayor Hickenlooper to honor Denver students

Mayor Hickenlooper to honor Denver students

Mayor John Hickenlooper and María Guajardo, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children, will join Denver Public School students, parents and teachers on Tuesday at the Buell Theatre to honor 312 students as Mile High Scholars for the 2009-10 school year.


Since 1996, the City and County of Denver has honored Denver Public School students through the Mile High Scholars program. Students are selected by the principal and faculty of their school for modeling good leadership; respect for self, others and the environment; and for supporting their peers.  The number of students selected from each school is determined by the school’s enrollment. 


The Children’s Museum of Denver, Colorado Ballet, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Rockies, Dairy Queen, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Parks & Recreation, Denver Zoo, and Harkins Theatres donated tickets to reward the honorees.  Students will also receive a certificate and a bumper sticker to recognize their achievement.


            WHAT:                 Mile High Scholars award presentation


            WHEN:                 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010


WHO:                   Mayor John Hickenlooper

                              Dr. Maria Guajardo, Mayor’s Office for Education & Children

                              Tom Boasberg, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools

                              Dr. Nate Easley, President, Denver Public Schools Board of Education

                              Denver City Council and School Board Representatives

                              DPS students, parents, and teachers

                              Tamara Banks, Freelance Journalist


WHERE:              Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 950 13th St.


Lists of the 2009-10 Mile High Scholars can be found at by clicking on the Mile High Scholars 2009-2010 link.


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Posted on Apr 12, 2010 (Archive on May 12, 2010)
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