Meet some of our 2017 outstanding graduates

 

Erie High School


Ryan Peng
  • Major: Computer Science
  • School/University: Stanford University
  • "High school is filled with wonder and joy, excitement and success, and unforgettable memories."
What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year?
Take every chance to have fun! While school is an environment for learning, never be afraid to make new friends, join interested clubs, and be yourself.
 

Megan Weigand
  • University: Boston University
  • Major: Biology on the pre-med track
  • "I know high school won't be the best four years of my life, but it still gave me some of my favorite memories."
What teacher has the biggest impact on your success so far?
It is impossible for me to choose one teacher that has had the biggest impact on my success, so the two that have helped me the most are Ms. Todd and Ms. Gentert for always pushing and inspiring me. They truly cared about my success and made sure to check in personally as well as academically. 
 

Frederick High School


Riley Juenemann

  • University: Tulane University
  • Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
  • "High school allowed me to explore uncharted waters and reach my dream destination."
What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?
My favorite memory from my time at St. Vrain would have to be Pi Day. Every year on March 14th, the Frederick High School Key Club hosts a fundraiser where students can throw a whipped cream pie in the face of our staff members for approximately pi (three) dollars. While it is definitely a sight to behold, I always love to see our school unite for the purpose of raising money for charity. 
 

Luis Osorio Lopez

  • University: Colorado State University 
  • Major: Biomedical Science 
  • "High School taught me lessons that will be the blocks I use to build an empire."
What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year?
Some advice that I would give students entering kindergarten next year would be to start off on the right foot. Your dedication from day one can determine the rest of your path. However, just because you should take it seriously, the more important thing is to have fun. You’re going to make mistakes along the way, but the most important thing is to learn from them instead of letting them tear you down. This is only the beginning of an amazing journey that is education and knowledge, and what comes at the end is up to you. 
 

Longmont High School


Maya Lippard

  • University: University of Rochester
  • Major: Microbiology (Premed) and a minor in French
  • "Every late night and early morning feels worth it and I wouldn’t have wanted to spend these last four years anywhere else."

What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?
My favorite memory of St. Vrain was working very hard throughout my senior year on Students Modeling a Research Topic (SMART Team) and going to Chicago to present our findings on CheA, a protein found in e. Coli. I got to explore Chicago with my friends and teammates and present at a national conference.


Jake Drewes
  • University: University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Major: Neuroscience or Structural Biology
  • "During my high school career, my teachers helped me figure out what I wanted to do in college and in my career."

What teacher has the biggest impact on your success so far?
I would say my band teachers, Sue Riffe, Chad Lemons, David Merrill and Darryl Abrahamson, have had a very large impact on my success in school. Music taught me discipline, integrity, and teamwork, and these teachers helped me bring these lessons to my other classes.


Lyons High School


Kyle Frohling

  • University: South Dakota State University 
  • Major: Food Science
  • “My time here was brief, but the memories made will last for as long as I live.”

What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year?
School goes by way faster than you could imagine... So, enjoy it while it lasts.


CeAnn Udovich
  • University: University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering 
  • ”It has been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will” –L.M. Montgomery.

What teacher has the biggest impact on your success so far?
Mr. Roberts. For his constant and elevating confidence, love, energy, and support in all that I do. 


Mead High School


Anastasia Sjahputera
  • University: Colorado School of Mines
  • Major: Biochemical Engineering
  • "Failures don't deter success, they only strengthen your resolve to accomplish goals."
What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?
One of my favorite memories from my time at St. Vrain is being given the opportunity to be on the SVVSD Advisory Council my sophomore year of high school. It enabled me to share student struggles with members of the board. In having such a program it highlights the care the district puts into making sure that student needs and concerns are being addressed, thus creating a more effective learning environment.

Daniel Cloke

  • University: Azusa Pacific University
  • Major: Computer Science
  • "You can do anything you put your mind to, and there are always people that will support you and help you along the way."
What teacher has the biggest impact on your success so far?
The teacher who has had the greatest impact on my success so far is Mrs. Nichole Rue. She saw potential in me and challenged me when I wanted to take the easiest route. She pushed me and helped me grow into the student and person I am today.

Niwot High School


 
Eva Kitlen
  • University: Brown University
  • Major: double majoring in neuroscience and English while on the pre-med track
  • "Niwot has given me a great education, incredible opportunities, and a wonderfully supportive community."
 
What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?
One of my favorite memories from my 13 years at St. Vrain is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in seventh and eighth grade. I loved having the opportunity to study linguistics and etymology in depth and this sparked my interest in writing and studying the role of language in society. I also received incredible support and encouragement from the Sunset Middle School community. My friends and teachers made studying and competing a fun, exciting experience for me.
 

Thomas Stager

  • Academy: United States Air Force Academy
  • Major: Economics
  • "My time in high school has been a blast, and it has gone by too fast.  I am blessed to have had all of the opportunities that I did at Niwot."
 
What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year? 
Try everything you can and keep doing what you think is fun.  At this age, having fun creates passion, which leads to future success.  This is true for any and every activity.
 

Olde Columbine High School


Gustavo Quiroz

  • School: Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts 
  • Major:  Chef
  • "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you think, smarter than you think and loved more than you know."
What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year? 
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and NEVER GIVE UP.

Amy Novosad

  • University: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Major: Undecided
  • "Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.. no matter what happens."

What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain? 
My favorite memory is receiving my diploma, scholarship and found out that I was valedictorian all in one week.


Silver Creek High School


Geneva Notario

  • University: Cornell University
  • Major: Biology; Cellular Biology and Genetics
  • "Though high school is now in the past, it will be with me for the future."
What teacher has had the biggest impact on your success so far? 
Mr. Tucker, eighth-grade U.S History teacher at Sunset Middle School. He was the first teacher to push me beyond my limits and show me and the world that we are all capable of so much more than we know.
 

Jake Fuhrman

  • University: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • "I couldn't have been happier with the great friends I've made and the great learning environment at Silver Creek."
What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?      
My favorite memory from St. Vrain was meeting complete strangers at each of the four schools I attended and becoming great friends with them by the time I left each school.

Skyline High School


 
Lindsey Hamblin
  • University: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • "Becoming involved in high school makes it fun, and is a great way to discover yourself."
What advice would you give to students entering kindergarten next year? 
Push yourself to the limit by finding a support system (friends, family, and/or teachers) that will encourage you to do well in and outside the classroom. The more involved you are, the more fun school gets.

Uriel Contreras

  • University: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Major: Business analyst
  • “ Stars cant shine without darkness” - Suzanne Young
What's a favorite memory from your time at St. Vrain?       
My favorite memory from my the time at St. Vrain was winning the Skyline Education Foundation Scholarship.

St. Vrain Online Global Academy


Maisa Nammari

  • Major: Linguistics
  • College: University of Colorado
  • "I am very grateful for my time at SVOGA. I graduated high school successfully and looking forward to college because of the support I got there."
What teacher has had the biggest impact on your success so far? 
 would say while not necessarily a teacher of a certain subject, my principal, Joann Dawe, made a great impact on my success by encouraging me and spurring me on. I have dealt with some difficult chronic illnesses in the past few years, but her constant support and belief in me is a huge reason why I am graduating this year and why I am looking forward to college and beyond.