Board Honorees 4.4.19

The board will be honoring several individuals and teams on Thursday evening. Congratulations and thanks to all! Direct info from Jeffco Schools Board agenda includes the following honorees:

The Board of Education is pleased to recognize the three Jeffco students who swept statewide honors in the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education’s Proud to be Bilingual essay contest.  From Foster Elementary, 5th graders America Gonzalez won first place, Santana Pena won 2nd place, and Luis Arody Rodriguez Flores won 3rd place.

The Board of Education is pleased to honor Beth Wallace, executive director of Food and Nutrition Services, for her election by the 58,000 members of the national School Nutrition Association as the next vice president, president-elect and eventual president after serving one year in each term. The School Nutrition Association is a national, non-profit professional organization and in her role as president she plans to advocate for innovative and financially sustainable practices to provide exceptional customer experiences and desirable meals for students, while balancing regulatory expectations.

The Board of Education is pleased to share a video presentation of Jeffco Public Schools Winter Sports State Champions and the Les Schwab Academic Awardees.

Evergreen High School — Class 3A girls swimming team state title

Evergreen High School junior Remi Gucker — Class 3A girls swimming 200 & 500 freestyle state champion

Evergreen High School’s Remi Gucker, Maggie McDonald, Hope Atkins, Christina Crane — Class 3A girls swimming 400 freestyle relay state champions

Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School freshman Angelo Lozado — Class 3A wrestling 113-pound state champion

Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School junior Nick Gallegos  — Class 3A wrestling 152-pound state champion

Pomona High School — Class 5A wrestling team state title

Pomona High School senior Justin Pacheco — Class 5A wrestling 132-pound state champion

Pomona High School sophomore Franklin Cruz — Class 5A wrestling 182-pound state champion

Pomona High School freshman Daniel Cardenas — Class 5A wrestling 120-pound state champion

Winter 2019 Les Schwab winners (highest team GPA for their sport and classification):