Mayor Hickenlooper to Honor Denver Students

Mayor Hickenlooper to Honor Denver Students


DENVER, CO ­— April 13, 2010 — 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 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 are attached to this e-mail in Microsoft Word format and are online at by clicking on the Mile High Scholars 2009-2010 link.


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