More than $19 million in postsecondary scholarships were awarded to Thompson School District’s graduating class of 2017.
The Loveland High School Girls Golf team took first place at the 4A State Tournament. Lauren Lehigh placed first for the individual title and Aili Bundy tied for second place.
The following students from Thompson Valley High School exceled at the 4A Boys Swimming & Diving State Championships: First place – Liam Gately, state records in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle; Second place – team of Liam Gately, Lukas Gately, Garrett Britt and Chris Eddy, 400 freestyle relay; Third place – Chris Eddy, 500 freestyle. Thompson Valley took third place overall in the team scores.
The following students from Thompson Valley High School, Mountain View High School and Loveland High School were among the winners at the State Track & Field Meets:
4A Boys: First place – Charlie Brunner, TVHS, 110 hurdles, and Nolan Kembel, MVHS, 300 hurdles; Second place – Gift Chinda, TVHS, triple jump, and MVHS team of Luke Gordley, Adam Marcus, Marcel Gutierrez and Nolan Kembel, 1,600 relay; Third place – Luke Gordley, MVHS, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
4A Girls: First place – Lauren Offerman, MVHS, 1,600 meter; Third place – Lauren Offerman, MVHS, 3,200 meter.
5A Girls: Second place – Tatum Rembao, LHS, triple jump; Third place – LHS team of Tatum Rembao, Blair Bernhardt, Courtney Bale and Hannah Weinmaster, 800 relay.
Carrie Martin Elementary School was officially awarded "Lighthouse" status with their Leader in Me program. This is an honor given to the best-of-the-best Leader in Me programs nationwide. Only about 10% of Leader in Me program schools throughout the nation have earned this premier accreditation.
Three teachers were awarded Crystal Apple Awards by the Thompson Education Association: Amy Hart, Laurene Edmondson Elementary School; Tom Southard, Lucile Erwin Middle School; and Jenn Santos, Berthoud High School. They were chosen based on what they bring to the classroom and how they meet the needs of their students as well as creativity, collaboration, leadership and involvement in the association.
The Schools on the Move 5210 Challenge is a statewide annual program where students and staff keep track of their activity minutes and other healthy habits. Prize money is awarded to the top participating schools in two different categories (large and small schools) to use toward physical education equipment or school wellness initiatives. This year’s winners include the following elementary schools: Ponderosa ($1,000), Berthoud ($500), Cottonwood Plains ($250), B. F. Kitchen ($1,500), Laurene Edmondson ($750), Van Buren ($250), Big Thompson ($250) and Coyote Ridge ($250).
Stacy Libal’s Gifted and Talented 5th graders at Mary Blair Elementary School – Anika, Addie, Maggie, Aryana, Kaden, Hayden, Gavin and Joseph – won the 2017 Colorado Potato Video Contest put on by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC). They won a salad bar for the school and $600 for their classroom - a total prize worth about $2,500. CPAC was founded in 1941 to support local growers and shippers throughout the state.
The Mountain View High School Show Choir took 1st place at the 2017 CHSAA Show Choir Festival.
Two Thompson School District teachers were awarded $3,500 Windows on the World (WOW) Travel Grants by Thompson Education Foundation. Berthoud High School teacher Simon Hoepfner will travel to Spain to tour the Route of the Spanish Language. Thompson Valley High School teacher Laura Light-Kovacs will visit Hungary to study the Syrian refugee crisis. Travel will take place over summer break. The WOW grant provides educators the chance to experience a learning opportunity in another country or culture and to bring their new knowledge back to students and other educators in the district.