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conngratuulatioons te 2018 grraduates

20018 RADUUATE HIGHHLIGHTS GRADU Roaring Fork High School students have bee en honored for their academic achievements in the classroom as well as their authentic accomplishments in n their Capstone projects and extracurricular activities. Members of o the class of 2018 have worrked to see the school become 100% solar-powered, have been undefeated in the Battle of the Walls Art Show, have been the State Champions for the Solar Rollers two years in a row as well as travelled across the nation and across the globe with Model UN and World Travelers. Students have been accepted to major universities throughout the United States and have been awarded millions of dollars in institutional and local Roaring Fork Valley scholarship awards. • Members of the class of 2018 ENERGY CLUB contributed to make the school 100% solar powered. • Student artists curated and won the BA ATTLE OF THE WALL ART SHOW. • Competed and became state champions of solar rollers. • Student delegates have attended the MODEL UN CONFERENCE in New Y York ork City 4 years in row • Students have received hundreds and thousands in scholarships and been accepted to many colleges and universities across the nation. JUSTIN THOMPSON, a 2nd team all state basketball player, was named co-player of the year Western Slope league for 3A. He was awarded the Brenda Patch Memorial scholarship and will attend Metro State University in Denver and study pre-physical therapy.

CAL BRANIGAN was elec cted to the all-state choir. He will attend pursuing a Colorado Film school, Fast Forward for technical degrees, e dual major for directing and d acting. He is a recipient of a music scholarship from the Aspen com mmunity. CHELSEY SERRANO, class valedictorian, is an outstanding student. She is the founder of the girls’ summit and activities coordinator for the energy club. She plans to study computer scie ence at Brown University and is a recipient of the John Gould Scholarship larship, Rotary Scholarship and Booster Club Scholarship. VANESSA MONTOYA received the DREAMERS as well as three local scholarships. ZOE HANLON will attend Kenyon College where she s will study creative writing. She is a recipient of the Rotary Scholarship arship. RALPH GOOD, captain of the Solar Roller Team won sta t tes twice and nationals once. He has been an outstanding student every year, and will attend Wake Forest University in North Carolin na pursuing a degree in engineering. He is a receipient of the Porter Byrum Scholarship for Leadership. ANDREW BROADHURST is a state qualifier three yea ars in a row for golf and all-conference for baseball. He will work at R& &A Electric. JESSE MA ATTICS is a state qualifier for swimming for the last three years in 50 free and 100 free and was top 20 in the sta ate of Arizona, He will be joining the marines and studying aerospac ce engineering while on active duty.


Gissel Alvarez Glenwood Beauty Academy

Irving Anchondo Construction, Electrical

Hair Stylist

Adamary Andrade

Leslye Benitez

Lucas Bensch

The Salon Professional Academy

Colorado Mountain College

Gonzaga University

Associates of Arts



Hannah Bingaman

Cathal Branigan

Andrew Broadhurst

Rodrigo Camargo

Eduardo Carrillo

Stetson University

Colorado Film School


Colorado Mountain College

Restaurant Management

Communications & Media Studies

Videography Directing & Acting

Iliana Castillon

Edwin Cisneros Candela

Felina Cruz

Arianna Cuevas

Johnny Dolores

Colorado State University

Colorado Mesa University


Marketing, Business

Colorado Mesa University or Fort Lewis College

The Salon Professional Academy

Colorado Mesa University or Metropolitan State University


Criminal Justice

Reece Ettelson

Knoll Featherstone

Cameron Fiscus

Diana Fuentes

Jasper Germain

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado State University

Employed at City Market

Colorado Mountain College

Fort Lewis College

Real Estate

Molecular Biology

AS Degree & CNA Certificate

Wildlife Biology



Paige Gianinetti

Ruben Gomez

Arely Gonzalez

Ralph Good

Camilo Guevara-Stone

Eckerd College

Colorado Mesa University

Wake Forest University

Southern Oregon University

Environmental Science


Tourism or International Business


History & Foreign Language

Zoe Hanlon

Juan Hernandez

Keegan Holt

Emily Johnson

Cesar Lechuga

Kenyon College

Front Range Community College

Fort Lewis College

University of Colorado Boulder

Computer Science

Creative Writing


Environmental Design

Kloe Lee

Alexis Lopez

University of Colorado Boulder


Edward Lopez

Andy Loya

Jesse Mattics


Colorado Mesa University

Arizona State University


The Military

Political Science & Pre-Law

Luis Medina Hernandez

Vanessa Montoya

Josey Morford

Lily Nichols

Megan Nieslanik

Tecnologico de Monterrey

Colorado State University

Kansas State University

Colorado Mesa University

Avila University

Agricultural Engineering

Computer Science

Animal Science



Owen O’Farrell

Spencer Ochko

Kevin Oliva

Margaret Ordonez Lomeli

Oved Ortiz

University of Colorado Boulder

Nova Southeastern University

Gap Year

Metro State University

Colorado Mesa University

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Space Industry

Exercise and Sports Science



Kevin Pacheco

Juan Parada

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College


Law Enforcement

Hector Pelayo

Ronaldo Petatan

Marco Ramos

Aspen Valley Landscaping

Western Colorado Community College Diesel Mechanics

Durga Reed

Jose Rico

Kenia Rordriguez Alonso

Eduardo Rubio

Megan Rusby

Metro State University

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mountain College


Culinary Arts

Colorado Mountain College Colorado Mesa University

Gonzaga University

Sports Management

Business Administration


Chelsey Serrano

Leslia Serrano

Lilliann Smalls

Eric Sotelo

Trevor Stroud

Brown University

Colorado State University

Performing Arts

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado State University

Psychology & Computer Science

Pediatric Oncologist

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Jaden Stryker

Theo Stryker

Kajsa Sutro

Justin Thompson

Mike Topete

George Washington University

Curry College

Colorado State University

Metro State University

Colorado School of Mines

Political Science


Animal Science, Equine Major

Pre-Physical Therapy

Mechanical Engineering

Eric Torres

Isabella Ulrych

Melvin Valenzuela

Lindsy Vega MuĂąoz

Elijah Wood

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado State University

Herrera Drywall

Colorado Mountain College

Travel the world

Business Management


Surgical Technology






Keydi Amador Nunez

Humberto Arguello Jr.

Austine Brown

Entering the workforce

Entering the workforce

Colorado Mesa University GRAND JUNCTION, CO

Ponte las Pilas. You get knocked down, get back up.

Jesse Campos

Oscar Chaparro

Kaysha Clark

Colorado Mountain College

Universal Technical Institute

Work and study at Colorado Mountain College

Let’s grow stronger. . . me and you together. —Jonathan Joestar

A lo hecho, Pecho.

Iris Esparza

Dylan Fenske

Work and study at Colorado Mountain College

Universal Technical Institute

Don’t wait, the time will never be just right. —Napolean Hill


Work smarter, not harder.

Andrea Gallegos Becerril Entering the workforce Don’t trust anybody.

Abraham Gamez Cervantes

Karla Hernandez Lemus

Entering the workforce

Entering the workforce You said I was weak. You said I couldn’t do it. Thank you. You gave me everything to prove you wrong.


Jessica Hughes Entering the workforce and taking a gap year No matter what you choose to be in life, strive to be the best there ever was.


Rudy Kuchyt

Patrick Lewis

Jesus Martinez

Entering the workforce

Moving to Denver and entering the workforce

Entering the workforce

The Office, Season 7, Episode 19, Minute 14:45

Strive for greatness.

Manuel Mendez

Carolina Meraz

Karen Merlin Zacarias

Moving to Los Angeles and entering the workforce

Online college and travel

Colorado Mountain College

Shannon Moran

William Morris

Yesica Perea

Naropa University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College

Work hard, be successful.


Major: Administration

. . . And so as to make life poignant, it’s always going to come to an end. That is exactly, don’t you see, what makes it lively. —Alan Watts

They told me I couldn’t, that’s why I did.

Guadalupe Preciado Espinoza

Burley Quoetone

William Rabon

Entering the workforce

Moving to Arizona and entering the workforce

Michael Rivera

Leslie Ruiz Magana

Jose Salais

Entering the workforce

Colorado Mountain College

Entering the workforce

Don’t study me, you won’t graduate.

Major: Nursing

Entering the workforce I don’t think inside the box. I don’t think outside the box either. I don’t even know where the box is.

High school is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when it’s gone.



Joel Sanchez Clemente

Esmeralda Santos Ramirez

Entering the workforce

Entering the workforce

Timothy Stowe Front Range Community College

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.

Gloria Tobar

Roberto Vallejo Sanchez

Entering the workforce and taking a gap year

Entering the workforce

Ponte las pilas. —Mom

R E A DY FOR THE WORLD Alexis Beltran


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