DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Office of Children’s Affairs today will honor 635 Denver Public Schools students as Mile High Scholars. The award is given to students who exemplify leadership, respect and peer support.
“This program instills a sense of pride in the students’ achievements and their contributions to their school community,” Mayor Hancock said. “The students who are recognized as Mile High Scholars demonstrate the leadership skills and compassion required to compete and succeed. This generation will ensure the long-term vitality of our great city. We are honored to recognize them for their accomplishments.”
The Mile High Scholars program is administered by Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs. This year students representing all grades from 143 Denver Public Schools were selected for the award. Students are nominated by the principals and faculty of their schools.
“Our office is thrilled to work with district teachers and leaders to honor Denver’s remarkable young people who are making a difference at such an early age,” said Lindsay Neil, Director of the Office of Children's Affairs. “We hope this award will inspire students to continue as school leaders and realize their full potential.”
Each school will honor their students at a variety of different ceremonies throughout the week. Recognized students will receive a certificate and a bumper sticker to acknowledge their achievement, along with tickets for free admission to various cultural venues and sporting events.
CLICK HERE for the complete list of Mile High Scholars.
CLICK HERE to read the proclamation declaring it Denver Youth Recognition Week