Abby Schuman ‘16, Max Boubin ‘16, and Walker Young ‘16 competed on the Denver East High School Constitution Law Team, which won the state championship in December of 2018. In April of 2019, the team traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national tournament, placed first and are the 2019 Champions!

On June 25, 1987, 36-year-old Ed Gillet launched from California’s Monterey Bay in a sea kayak to paddle solo across the Pacific. He spent the next 64 days alone, subsisting on dabs of toothpaste near his journey’s end. When he finally landed at Maui’s Kahului Harbor, he became the first person to complete an unsupported solo kayak crossing of the Pacific, an endeavor that hasn’t been matched since.

 

Although reluctant to speak of his experience, Gillet found a kindred spirit in Dave Shively ’95, a fellow kayaker, and spoke to him at length. Their continued correspondence resulted in a 6,000-word piece for Canoe & Kayak, and eventually, a book, The Pacific Alone, recently published last year.

Click HERE to read more.

In April, Brooke Smiley ’15 and fellow senior at Arapahoe High School, Ry Renshaw, organized the Out of Darkness walk with help from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a national organization. Smiley and Renshaw organized the walk after two Arapahoe students died by suicide within days of each other in 2018. Littleton Public Schools has said six Arapahoe students have died by suicide since late 2013. The crowd of nearly 1,000 walkers raised over $74,000, shattering its original goal of $12,000. The walk was one of the suicide-prevention foundation’s biggest on-campus walks in the country in 2019, in both fundraising and size.

Click HERE to read the school's winter newsletter, which includes an interview with Head of School Alan Smiley (pages 18-19).

Martha Adams (St. Anne's Class of 1982 and Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient) is one of two directors of a new short film, Brave Girl Rising, that debuted this International Women's Day.

Click HERE to view the trailer and find out more. 

Frances Middleton-Davis ‘18 and her team of four students from high school (four freshmen and one senior) won the Vex Robotics Colorado State Championship in March. It was an extraordinary event in that they placed 15th out of 16 teams after the preliminaries, and then won all the playoff rounds as underdogs to become the champions.