Adams 12 Five Star Schools celebrates the class of 2016

Updated on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:30pm
Congrats 2016 Graduates

Graduates leave Five Star Schools for the next phase of their lives

High School graduation marks the end of a student’s K-12 educational career and opens the door for the next phase of their life. This May, Adams 12 Five Star Schools proudly celebrated the accomplishments of over 2,000 graduating students from our eight high schools. By graduation, 86 percent of the graduating class were decided on their post-secondary plans. Whether that is college, an apprenticeship, military enlistment or a career, each student is headed for a bright future.

Getting to this day is a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of their families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing in our rapidly changing world.

This educational teamwork, yet again, proved a success - among the 2016 Five Star Schools’ graduates were three Boettcher Scholars, four Daniels Scholars, one national merit Hispanic Scholar and two military academy appointments. Our students were offered over $18 million in scholarships and 20 student athletes from Mountain Range High School alone were signed by college teams across the country. Additionally, our non-traditional high schools saw great growth with 333 graduates this May up from only 95 five years ago. These represent only a few of the honors from the 2016 class - congratulations to each and every graduate for their accomplishments during their time at Five Star Schools.

Congratulations class of 2016!

2016 Boettcher Scholars

The Boettcher Scholarship is one of the oldest and most prestigious merit-based scholarships in Colorado providing funds for students to attain an in-state education. Boettcher Scholars share two overriding characteristics: an intense intellectual curiosity and a passion for involvement.

  • Leilani Osmundson, Horizon High School

  • Lina Osmundson, Horizon High School

  • Lauren Plomer, Legacy High School​

2016 Daniels Scholars

The Daniels Scholarship goes to students who represent outstanding character, leadership ability and willingness to give back to the community. Daniels Scholars can obtain a four-year college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States.

  • Tyco Mera Evans, Northglenn High School

  • Yi-Jing Chen, Thornton High School

  • Kimike Holmes, Legacy High School

  • Troy Williams, Legacy High School

2016 National Merit Hispanic Scholar

  • Elijah Berumen-Tujillo, Horizon High School

2016 Military Academy Appointments

United States Air Force Academy

  • Christopher Romero, Legacy High School​​​
  • Melanie Sundahl, Horizon High School