Student Updates

OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS OLIVIA JANICEK FROM ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL

Olivia Janicek considers herself an outgoing yet thoughtful individual with a big imagination. She loves to explore her imagination through creative pursuits, such as writing poetry, short stories, or screenplays. Olivia hopes to attend Chapman University, University of Southern California, or somewhere similar to pursue her love of media communications and screenwriting. She would love to work and live in a big city, to both meet diverse individuals and achieve professional internships. Currently, Olivia attends Arapahoe High School as a senior and has a 4.0 unweighted GPA. She acts as a leadership role for the online journalistic media program and also participates in the Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA). Lately, she’s been working alongside her father and countless other local leaders to produce a mental health public service announcement for social media. After aiding in pre-production, Olivia spoke on-camera and at the press launch regarding her personal experiences with OCD, anorexia, and depression. Though not an easy topic, she believes that honesty can help foster a supportive community for those struggling.

 

APRIL'S STUDENT OF MONTH IS MAGGIE CONN OF ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL

Maggie Coan, shown with her family, was our student of the month. Maggie is a senior at Arapahoe High School where she has a 3.932 average and is ranked 159 in a class of 522. She plays field hockey, is president of DECA,  FCA, and unified basketball. Her biggest struggle in school is when she took AP physics her junior year. She said she never took such a difficult course. To get through it she has to hire tutor, but she made it and didn’t quit. She has applied to U of Oklahoma, Baylor, the U of Nebraska, and CSU. She has decided to attend the University of Oklahoma because it has a good business program. She wants to go into sports marketing.

 

 

FEBRUARY'S STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS RYAN DUNSHAY OF ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Dunshay of Arapahoe High School was the student of the month. She describes herself as being compassionate, gregarious, and driven. She would like to go to Emory, Tulane, or UVA. She wants a school that has a good Greek program and a program for overseas study. She had a major challenge this year when one of her friends died suddenly and tragically. She had to work through the loss which she feels she was able to do. She plays tennis and coaches little kids in tennis at the Lifetime Tennis Center. She is a member of the Link Crew, where upper classmen help freshman get used to Arapahoe High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club. She also volunteers at Freedom Dog Services and Swedish Medical Center.
 

 

 

JANUARY'S STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL'S KAYLA LAMPE

Kayla Lampe is a senior at Arapahoe High School where she is maintaining a 4.22 average. 14th out of a class of over 500. She defines herself as being disciplined, joyful, and resilient. Along with her academics she runs cross country and received an award in running. She is president of the National Honor Society and commissioner of the Link Crew. She started a group to raise money to buy toys for foster children during the holidays. Last year she attended Girls State where female students spend a week learning and practicing legislature and giving speeches. She also attended the Summer Seminar at the Air Force Academy. She intends to study chemistry. She would like to attend, in order of preference: Baylor, Vanderbilt, Purdue, UNC-Chapel Hill, Texas A&M, plus some others including CSU. She said one of her biggest challenges is when her parents sponsored a foster child and then adopted her. She named her project for collecting money for foster children presents after her sister.
 

 

 

DECEMBER'S STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL'S PAULINE NGUYEN