Category: Student Profile

Annika Backes: International Model

Annika Backes is 16 years old from Denver, Colorado and is currently living in Paris, France modeling. She was scouted a year ago in the Cherry Creek Mall and has since been to South Korea, Japan, Miami,... Continue Reading

Student Profile: Kaitlin Hooks

The Mayor’s Youth Award (MYA) recognizes youth ages 13-19 who have overcome difficult situations in their lives by making positive changes and exhibiting strength and determination in the face of adversity. The young people we recognize have had a positive influence on themselves and those around them and often have not had any official recognition.... Continue Reading

Student Profile: Aleyha Murphy

The September flooding in Colorado overwhelmed many families and their homes. Aleyha Murphy, a senior at Denver Online High School, was one of those heavily impacted by the devastation the flooding brought. Thinking back to September when the nightmare began,... Continue Reading

Shelby Bacon: Roller Derby Competitor

“Cutthroat” isn’t a term that most would describe blonde-haired, soft-spoken, kind-hearted high school sophomore Shelby Bacon as. But out on the roller derby track, there’s a fiery competitiveness that demands to be seen. Slamming the opposition off the track by hip-checking them in mid-jump is one of her favorite moves,... Continue Reading

Katie Grace-Shamburek: Russian Ballet Academy Student

Dancing ballet since she was three, the choice between finishing high school and an opportunity to study dance at an elite academy in St. Petersburg, Russia was a bit overwhelming for seventeen-year-old Katie Grace-Shamburek. After sending in a video audition to Vaganova Ballet Academy in March,... Continue Reading

Piper and Aidan Hunt: Indonesia Travelers

In just one month, twelve-year-old Piper Hunt and her fourteen-year-old brother, Aidan Hunt, will be making the 26 hour flight to Sumbawa, Indonesia. Their future move was spurred by their father’s job with Newmont Mining Corporation. While both are looking forward to the beaches,... Continue Reading

Peter Wing: International Soccer Player

For Peter Wing (17), his goal in life is to make goals the rest of his life. The Denver Online High School senior is following his dream of becoming a professional soccer player after getting scouted to train with club teams in Germany and England this coming November.... Continue Reading

Student Profile: Liam Dargen

In movie-making, it’s all about the story. But sometimes the best story is the one that happens behind the camera. “I want to be a filmmaker,” 19-year-old Denver Online High School senior Liam Dargen said. There is something about getting behind a camera,... Continue Reading
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