Mayor Hancock Honors 30 Denver Youth at the 2014 Mayor’s Youth Awards

Mayor Hancock Honors 30 Denver Youth at the 2014 Mayor’s Youth Awards

DENVER Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Executive Director of Children's Affairs Lindsay Neil last night honored 30 Denver youth who have made positive changes in their lives during the 2014 Mayor’s Youth Awards ceremony. The awards are one of two events that celebrate outstanding Denver students during Youth Excellence Week led by Mayor Hancock and the Office of Children’s Affairs.

“The strength and resilience of these young people who have such an extraordinary desire to succeed is truly outstanding,” Mayor Hancock said. “Their determination in the face of adversity is nothing less that awe-inspiring and we thank the caring adults who have helped them to become the young leaders they are today.  I am honored to recognize these young people and celebrate their contributions to our community.

Sponsored by the Office of Children’s Affairs, the Mayor’s Youth Awards began more than 25 years ago as a way to recognize young people for showing fortitude, making the right choices, and turning their lives around. The students are nominated by adults who work with them in school or through local youth serving organizations.  Award recipients are selected by a committee of community leaders.

The Community College of Denver (CCD) will present a $500 renewable scholarship to all of the senior award recipients who attend CCD for each semester they attend and are in good standing as part of their on-going sponsorship of the Mayor’s Youth Awards.

Students who received the award include: 

 

  • Zamzam Abdi, a Senior at South High School. Nominated by Gina Subudhi of Denver South High School.
  • Moises Banuelos, a Senior at Abraham Lincoln High School. Nominated by Samantha Raso of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.
  • Aidan Boyer, a Senior at West Career Academy. Nominated by Jami Duffy of Youth on Record.
  • Leah Crawford, a Sophomore at South High School. Nominated by Jake Jacoby of South High School.
  • Marisol DeLuna-Martinez, a Sophomore at Arrupe Jesuit High School. Nominated by Kristin Aaker of Mile High Squash.
  • Daul Doldol, a Senior at Arrupe Jesuit High School. Nominated by Joey Pace of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.
  • Chaunsae Dyson, a Junior at South High School. Nominated by Dayna Scott of Project VOYCE.
  • Yoselin Estacuy-Ixcot, a Freshman at George Washington High School. Nominated by Marius Finch of The Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.
  • Dejane Franks, a Senior at George Washington High School. Nominated by Inacia Da Cunha Neto of Colorado UpLift.
  • Cameron Grose, a Senior at East High School. Nominated by Lauran Allinson of East High School.
  • Lexi Guinn, a Senior at Denver School of Science and Technology. Nomintaed by Brittaney Robinson of Colorado UpLift.
  • Frankie James, a Junior at Justice High School. Nominated by Dorothy Leyba of the Educational Outreach Program at Denver Public Schools.
  • Alexis Luna, a Senior at North High School. Nominated by Thais Kenser of Colorado UpLift.
  • Jessica Luna, a Senior at Respect Academy. Nominated by Kaylee Torno of Respect Academy.
  • Michelle Madera-Banuelos, an Eighth Grader at STRIVE Prep- Sunnyside Campus. Nominated by Daranee "Dusty" Teng & Justin Johnson of the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.
  • Joseph Manzanares, a Senior at North High School. Nominated by Monique Jaramillo of Colorado UpLift
  • Bianca Milanes, a Junior at West Career Academy & Community College of Denver. Nominated by Nathan Schmit of Youth on Record.
  • Joseph Mpumuro,a Senior at Thomas Jefferson High School. Nominated by Amy Banker of the Youth Employment Academy at Denver Housing Authority.
  • Malique Norris, a Senior at West Career Academy  and Emily Griffith. Nominated by Daniel Rondeau of Youth on Record.
  • Amanda Quintana, a Senior at North High School. Nominated by Monique Jaramillo of Colorado UpLift.
  • Sindy Ramirez, a Senior at CEC Middle College. Nominated by Dayna Scott of Project VOYCE.
  • Lisa Rhodes, a Sophomore at Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College. Nominated by Hap Legg of Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
  • Gianna Ruiz, a Freshman at North High School. Nominated by Monique Jaramillo of Colorado UpLift.
  • Colette Rondon, a  Senior at CEC Middle College. Nominated by Mary Abbott of CEC Middle College & Kipp Kramer of Goodwill Denver.
  • Susana Sanchez, a Senior at Colorado High School Charter. Nominated by Liz Feldhusen of Colorado High School Charter.
  • Jacob Sarinana-Garcia, a Senior at CEC Middle College. Nominated by Mary Abbott of CEC Middle College of Denver.
  • Olivia Soria, a Sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School. Nominated by Matthew Watts of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.
  • Guadalupe (Lupita) Talamantes, a Sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School. Nominated by Nikki Van Thiel of Denver Public Library
  • Ariana Villalovos, a Sophomore at Manual High School. Nominated by Eric Posey of Manual High School.
  • Wesley Young Dog-Shepard, an Eighth  Grader at Merrill Middle School. Nominated by Rose Marie McGuire of the Department of Indian Education, Denver Public Schools.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 (Archive on May 29, 2014)
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