Centaurus High School, Lafayette, Colorado Teacher Recognized For Excellence

Posted by Greg Smith on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 4:41pm.

Centaurus High School Teacher Recognized at the Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program on August 5, 2012


DENVER-  Katy Craig, Director of the Scholarship Program at the Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Araceli Soto-Kiemele from Centaurus High School was recognized at the 2012 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program.

 Launched in 1992, the Teacher Recognition Awards Program provides an opportunity for Boettcher Scholars to recognize the counselors, principals, superintendents and, in particular, teachers who have made an impact on their lives and helped, in part, lead to their success. Each of the 40 Boettcher Scholars for 2012 nominates a teacher who has made a significant contribution to his or her growth and education. The 2012 Boettcher Scholar, McKenna Asakawa, nominated Araceli Soto-Kiemele as a teacher who has made a significant contribution to her growth and education and impacted her life. At the awards ceremony, every recipient of the Teacher Recognition Awards receives a $1,000 grant to be used for educational programs or projects to benefit students at their schools, as well as a plaque recognizing their achievement.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $55 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students through the Boettcher Scholarship Program. These merit-based awards guarantee essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado, and the merit-based program is the oldest scholarship program in the state. The Foundation has also been making capital grants to Colorado non-profit organizations since 1937, with more than $300 million contributed toward building healthcare clinics, community centers, cultural facilities, and more all across the state.

 The Trustees of the Boettcher foundation are:  Larry A. Allen, M.D., Pamela D. Beardsley, Paul H. Chan, M. Ann Penny, Theodore F. Schlegel, M.D., Edward D. White, III, Thomas Williams and Donald Woods.


(Centaurus High School, 10300 S. Boulder Rd. in Lafayette, is within the Boulder Valley School District with an approximate enrollment of 1,050 students.)  For information on homes close to Centaurus High School visit Lafayette, CO homes.


Greg Smith

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