The School Buzz: Pueblo D60's long list of remarkable grads
Graduations for Pueblo D60 begin Thursday and last through Saturday. There is a smorgasbord of remarkable graduates worth highlighting.
Aly Ross is a Centennial Bulldog and Hurliman Scholar who is graduating as a junior! She’s already holding down two jobs, one being a Certified Nursing Assistant. Aly plans to attend UC Denver majoring in Biochemistry.
Hayden Hall is a South Colt and Hurliman Scholar. He’s in the music program, student president, soccer team captain, and a runner. He placed top eight at State in the National History Day competition. He is going to Rice University in Houston to study political science and economics.
Paige Flores is graduating from Centennial as a Hurliman Scholar. A marching, concert and jazz band star, a varsity cheerleader, and she has also fundraised more than $16,000 for Relay For Life. Paige is going to the University of Kansas to study music therapy.
Ian Imes is a Hurliman Scholar from Pueblo East. He’s captain of the tennis team, a swimmer, choir singer, Key Club member, Speech and Debate member, National Honor Society president, and a volunteer for Sangre de Cristo Community Care hospice. Aloha! Ian is going to Hawaii Pacific University on Oahu to study nursing.
Mitchell Mauro is Hurliman scholar from Central who has been involved in Annual Staff, Italian Club, Speech and Debate, golf, swimming, theater, Newman Club, Colorado GEAR UP, Branch Out, FBLA, DECA, Cat Crew, NHS, Pueblo’s Mayor Youth Advisory Council, and the health department’s Youth Advisory Board. Mitchell will go to UC Denver to study finance.
Adam Chavez is graduating from Pueblo East as a Hurlman Scholar. Adam received the Masonic Junior Achievement Award and a College Board Recognition Award. He’s graduating with a coveted International Baccalaureate diploma. He will attend the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
Isabella Polito is a Central grad who was captain of the girls swim team. She was in Student Council, FBLA, Biomedical Pathway, NHS, among a long list of other clubs. She’s donated her time to help several parts of her community as well, including the Pueblo Rescue Mission and the Pueblo Zoo. Isabella is going to UC Denver to study biology, hoping to gain a pharmacy career.
Nadia Jackson is graduating from Centennial. She won last year’s Masonic Junior Achievement Award; she owns seven academic and athletic letters, was Head Girl for the Girls Cabinet, and was a four-time national qualifier in FBLA as chapter president. Nadia is off to Colorado College to study environmental science.
And finally, we have Centennial’s Andrew Zhang, who earned the Gates Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship that goes to only 300 students across the whole country. Andrew is a national qualifier in speech and debate, a three-time DECA state qualifier, and a district officer in FBLA who won a state championship twice and qualified for nationals this year. He’s going to Stanford to study computer science.
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