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Musical recognized by Denver Center for the Preforming Arts

Northglenn High School’s musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown was recently adjudicated for the first annual Bobby G. Awards, which are sponsored by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and tied to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Program.

As a result, sophomore Gavin Roberts was nominated for the Rising Star award and senior Libby Rubin was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical award. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 30.

Middle School earns IB authorization

The International School at Thornton Middle has earned full authorization for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).

The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world.

It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement.

Scholarship for spirit awarded

Westy graduate Leo Degenstein received the Westminster High School “Jinager” Scholarship for 2013. The announcement was made at the Westminster High School Senior Awards banquet on May 22. The scholarship was presented by retired coach Nathan Hinkle. The definition of “Jinager”, according to Hinkle is “ A self-generated spirit that come directly from the heart, which gives one an extraordinary will to win regardless of the odds, but always within the realm of sportsmanship and play