• Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest

    Thompson Kids Can Change the World Poster

    Every Spring Thompson School District holds the "Thompson Kids Can Change the World" contest, which recognizes students who are making a positive impact in their community. Students submit ideas for projects they would like to implement that will help make a difference in the world.

    Every Spring Thompson School District holds the "Thompson Kids Can Change the World" contest, which recognizes students who are making a positive impact in their community. Students submit ideas for projects they would like to implement that will help make a difference in the world.

     

    2023 Application Opens March 1

    1 Winner in Kindergarten - Grade 5 1 Winner in Grade 6 - 12

    Submit a step-by-step plan online by April 3 about how you can change the world.

    Winners will receive:

    • $300 to implement the idea
    • Assistance connecting to a business to help
    • A feature story about you

    2022 Winners

    Genevieve LaFerriere selfie photo

    Genevieve LaFerriere

    High Plains School
    Grade 5

    Genevieve organized the "Day 2 Change Challenge" for Thompson School District students in which they picked up litter in the community.

    She changed the world by helping clean the community and set an example of environmental responsibility.

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    Emory Gordon

    High Plains School
    Grade 8

    Emory coordinated a cultural fair in which diverse cultures were represented to educate and share different backgrounds.

    She changed the world by creating an opportunity for more cultural awareness to help unify the community.

    2021 Winners

    Lauren Dietz’s Community Garden

    Lauren Dietz, a winner of the 2021-2022 Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest, addressed food insecurity by building a community garden. Discover her impact on her community.

    Kelly Clingan’s Clothes Closet

    Kelly Clingan, a winner of the 2021-2022 Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest, created a cohesive plan for the Eagle Clothes Closet, a free clothing resource for students in need at Thompson Valley High School.

    2019 Winners

    Khloe Lloyd stands in front of Truscott Elementary School

    Khloe Lloyd

    Truscott Elementary School
    Grade 2

    Khloe coordinated a car wash for Loveland Police Officers to honor and celebrate them.

    She changed the world by helping police officers feel apprieciated and respected for the work they do.

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    Ashley Arthur

    Mountain View High School
    Grade 11

    Ashley created resources boxes for high school students and placed them in classrooms.

    She changed the world by giving high school students tools to learn coping skills to better handle struggles.

    2018 Winners

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    Charles Forbes Wond

    Coyote Ridge Elementary School
    Grade 5

    Charles made a delivered care packages to senior citizens in rehabilitation centers.

    He changed the world by helping people in rehabilitation centers to improve their health by feeling happier.

    Malia Joshi, Taylor Patterson, Olivia Culbertson, and Teagan Clark stand in front of brick exterior

    Malia Joshi, Taylor Patterson, Olivia Culbertson, and Teagan Clark

    High Plains School
    Grade 7

    Malia, Taylor, Olivia, and Teagan made and delivered activity bags to children in hospitals.

    They changed the world by lifting the spirits of children in hospitals at a time when they needed it most.

    2017 Winners

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    Olivia Bergsten

    Garfield Elementary School
    Grade 5

    Olivia coordinated a project to make blankets for children in hospitals.

    She changed the world by bringing comfort to children in area hospitals who were struggling with illness and needed encouragement, especially those without family in the area.

    Josh Robertson stands next to sign, with a map, that says Centennial Elementary School Outdoor Classroom and Gardens

    Josh Robertson

    Lucile Erwin Middle School
    Grade 8

    Josh completed construction of an outdoor education classroom at Centennial Elementary School, for which he received the Eagle Scout Service Project Award.

    He changed the world by helping students learn about the world around them. He brought the community of Loveland together by reaching out to organizations, companies, and residents to cooperate to fund, construct, and beautify an area of the city.