Twelve Greeley West High School 2021 graduates earned prestigious International Baccalaureate Diplomas, earning a minimum of 24 college credits each.
To receive the IB Diploma, students completed six International Baccalaureate courses, complete 150 hours of community service and extracurricular activity hours, completed a Theory of Knowledge Essay and completed a 4,000-word extended essay research paper, receiving an overall score of at least 27 points. The average score for Greeley West students was 29.
Greeley West students earning an IB Diploma this year are:
- Zachary Headley
- Yovahn Quinones
- Leslie Martinez Torres
- Kayla Becker
- Jasmine Mosqueda Villareal
- Ivette Jacquez
- Isabella Martinez
- Brendan McCune
- Ashlynn Estal
- Anuj Panta
- Anthony Gomez
- Jody Evans
The class of 2021 had the highest IB Diploma recipient rate in five years, with 86 percent of candidates earning the diploma.
In addition to the IB Diploma recipients, two students—Anahi Vicente-Gomez and Rylee Imus—passed at least three IB exams, earning 9 or more college credits each.
Greeley West had a total of 75 students who took at least one IB exam this year, with a total of 164 exams completed. Overall, IB students at Greeley West earned 459 college credits in 2021.
Students win honors from Weld County Commissioners for Constitution Day Contest
The Weld County Commissioners honored District 6 students as winners in the annual Constitution Day Contest.
District 6 students were asked to submit artwork, essays, and poetry regarding the U.S. Constitution. Those who placed in the contest were invited to attend the commissioner’s meeting and be recognized. This contest was open to students throughout Weld County.
District 6 winners are:
- Aakyriah Williams of Early College Academy, second place, art category
- Brenda Mena, Jefferson High School, third place, art category
- Lucas Martin, Jefferson High School, first place, poetry category
- Isaiah Loma, Jefferson High School, third place, poetry category
- Kylee Wolfe, Greeley West High School, second place, essay category
- Aspen Mounkes, Jefferson High School, third place, essay category
- Issac Martinez and Yazmine Garcia, both of Jefferson High School, tied for honorable mention, essay category
Beam topping ceremony held at Chappelow K-8
A milestone was reached in the construction of a new addition at Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8 as a steel beam signed by students, staff and community members was placed in the building.
A ceremony was held at the school as members of the Board of Education, District 6 and Chappelow leadership and members of the Evans community, including Evans Mayor Brian Rudy, signed the beam before it was hoisted into place.
Chappelow students and staff had an opportunity all week to put their signature on the historic beam, which now will be a permanent part of the school’s new performing arts wing. The 28,000 square foot addition will include new general education classrooms, new music and performing arts classrooms, outdoor learning spaces and a new, flexible performing arts space.
Students were able to watch the beam placement from the playground at Chappelow and were shouting and cheering as the crane moved the beam into place. They also were able to view the ceremony via Zoom in their classrooms inside the school.
Board President Michael Mathews, whose five sons have attended or are currently attending Chappelow Arts Magnet, said the new performing arts space will be a welcome and long anticipated addition to the school.
“Students, you won’t have to use your gymnasium for performances anymore!” Mathews said. “This is very exciting.”