With 108 students graduating, the class of 2013 at The Academy in Westminster is the biggest yet, and principal Mark Langston expects that number to continue to grow.
“The 2012-2013 school year at The Academy has been filled with success. We have more students than ever and large waiting lists for students to attend,” he said. “It is rare in a public school setting for students to be able to attend the same school from kindergarten through graduation — but that option exists at The Academy.”
Langston said there have been many senior class highlights this school year including a Daniels Fund scholarship recipient, an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, several athletic playoff teams, Denver area athletes of the week, outstanding music festival/competition ratings, thousands of hours of community service by students, thousands of parent- volunteer hours at the school and increased scores on state and national assessments.
Graduating seniors in the top 10 percent include Whitney Galloway, Katherine Lynch, Elizabeth Machamer, Bailey Matlock, Zujey Miranda-Gandarilla, Angela Nguyen, Braxtin Purcell, Maryam Rawesh, Christopher Risma, Jordan Tavenner and Maia Vadeen.
The seniors chose words from Ralph Waldo Emerson for their class motto, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”