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Tag Archives: 2016-05-May

STEM Team Wins Regional Competition to Advance to Nationals

In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) news, Niko Alexenko, Kyle Winchell, Spencer McCormick, Zach Alves won first place in the Obstacle Challenge and first place in the ORBS challenge, an event in which contestants hurl small spheres into a bucket via different methods. The group qualified for the National ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 20!

Click here for a video that shows what the ORBS challenge is all about.

Kristin Donley
Monarch High School and CU-Denver Science Department


Monarch DECA Excels at International Career Development Conference

This year, ICDC (International Career Development Conference) took place on April 23-26 in Nashville, TN. Monarch High School had 18 students who qualified to compete at the international level.

Qualifiers included:

Evan Anderson

Nick Banks

Roland Campo

Ashley Childre

Delaney Elliott

Jensen Fauver

Taylor Ficker

Sarah Holland

Brennen Kellner

Andrew LeBlanc

Sarah McCauley

Anna Nickerson

Brady Perry

Alexis Pring

Monica Mah

Brecken Reiman

Zoe Senteno

Sarah Stokebrand

Finalists and Top Ten Award Winners included:

Ashley Childre

Jensen Fauver

Taylor Ficker (Top 10)

Sarah Holland (Top 10)

Andrew LeBlanc (Top 10)

Anna Nickerson (Top 10)

Sarah Stockebrand

Of the students who traveled to Nashville to compete, seven made it into the final round and four of the students were Top 10 in their category. Overall, the Monarch students were amazing–of the 39 Colorado students who made the finals, 18% of them were Monarch students!

Jenna Nguyen
DECA Secretary


Girls’ Golf Wins League Meet

The Girls’ Golf team won the Front Range League Championship! Monarch High School defended their home turf, winning the Front Range League title at our own Coal Creek Golf Course. Delaney Elliott took 1st place overall with a score of 76. Carly Gallant tied for 4th with an 82, Emma Teuton tied for 9th with an 86; Anna Nickerson carded a 90, and Liina Neitenbach followed with a 96.
Congratulations golfers!
Cory Nickerson
Team Parent

Boys’ Swim and Dive Team Concludes Successful Season!

The Boys’ Swim and Dive team has completed the bulk of their season with four dual meets and two invitationals in the last five weeks.  The 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relays have all qualified for State.  For the 400 free relay, this is the first time in four years that the team has qualified this relay without a year-round swimmer’s contribution. There is also one individual state qualifier, Jack Lacy, in the 100 back.

Overall, there has been an incredible amount of personal best swims by the whole team as they head toward the end of the season. The last two meets will be the League Meet in Loveland on May 13-14, and then the State Meet in Colorado Springs on May 1920.

Congratulations to the eight senior swimmers who be graduating this month!

Priscilla Slocum Lacy
Parent Liaison

PTSO Social Media Update

We invite you to visit the Monarch PTSO Facebook and Twitter pages and join our 400+ followers who “Like,” “Follow,” “Retweet,” and “Favorite” our posts! It has been great to use social media to promote many of the awesome events, activities, and accomplishments of which Monarch High School is a part. Social media is a great place to quickly catch up and connect with what is happening each day at MHS.

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Cory Nickerson
PTSO Board member