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Jose Juan Cruz, Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Musu Sirleaf, Governor John Hickenlooper and Tyler Quintana at the 2011 DPS Foundation Achieve Gala
Read updates from three of the latest alumni of Denver Public Schools - all of whom were featured by the DPS Foundation for their exceptional academic achievements!
Jose Juan Cruz graduated as Valedictorian of Bruce Randolph school on May 22. Next year, he'll be attending Santa Clara University in California as the first person in his family to go to college. He plans to major in Mathematics and English and eventually go into education. Someday he hopes to return to Bruce Randolph as a teacher.
Musu Sirleaf graduated from Montbello High School on May 21 with a 4.1 GPA. Next fall, Musu will attend Syracuse University as a Daniels Scholar, and plans to major in broadcast journalism. Musu says the best part of attending high school in DPS was being involved in the Student Board of Education, JROTC, and playing sports for DPS. Musu plans to one day return to Denver and work in the city.
On May 18, Tyler Quintana graduated with honors from the Denver Center for International Studies. This summer Tyler will travel to Sierra Leone, West Africa for five weeks accompanying an ambulance which his fundraising efforts (through a mission he started after first visiting the country and identifying the need several years ago) helped provide. The vehicle will serve as a primary source of health care for the rural villages surrounding the town of Kabala in the northern part of the country. In the fall, Tyler will be attending Eckerd College in Florida as a Daniels Scholar, majoring in International Studies and International Relations all in hopes of pursuing his future in humanitarian aid.
These outstanding students - and the thousands of others who graduated in 2011 - will be the leaders of tomorrow. And yet, only 53% of DPS students graduate from high school. Learn about the programs supported by the DPS Foundation and their impact on student achievement. And please - consider a contribution to the DPS Foundation today.
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Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Realtor - RE/MAX
Founder/CEO of AndrewHudson’s JobsList.com
Owner, Lola’s Sugar Rush
Co-founder, Salazar Family Foundation
City Attorney, City of Denver
Denver City Council Member
President of the Colorado State Senate
President, The Denver Foundation (David)
Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation (Lisa)
Writer - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Guard, Denver Nuggets