It isn’t Brooke Heinicke’s 4.40 GPA, 5.25 minute mile, nor her qualification for the State Speech and Debate Competition that her parents Kevin and Brenda are most proud of. They’re most pleas…
Best and Brightest
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was an Eagle Scout. So was former President Gerald Ford and movie director Steven Spielberg.
With decent grades, Henry W. Taylor wrote off athletics as a youngster.
Atharva Vispute’s teachers call him one of the most “impressive and amazing” students they have ever taught, but Greg Andersen, Vispute’s Calculus teacher said Vispute’s dominant characteristi…
When she was in the seventh grade, Lauren Shrack assisted a struggling algebra student only to discover she has a passion for teaching and community service.
As the pandemic wore on, Rachel Suter worried about everyone’s mental health. She had endured the suicides of three neighbors years ago, and had taken note of the alarming statistics — how El …
Palmer High School senior Abraham Kamara describes himself as once “out of control” and credits his mother’s investment in him as the reason why he is where he is today.
Animal-lover Lena Olson believes veterinarians are the bridge between people and pets and she wants to be that bridge.
When Joselyne Cimpaye helped care for her ailing grandmother, with the knowledge that it wouldn’t be long before her loved one would pass away, it occasionally made her sad.
One day when Oliver Nguyen-Lopez was about six months old, he stopped breathing. His frantic parents administered CPR until the ambulance arrived.
Gisselle Zamora Ruelas describes the night her mother left on a bus for Mexico as a dreadful, drizzling experience.
As a high school math tutor, Kathryn Kummel taught students to appreciate the beauty and practicality of mathematics in all facets of life.
Tiia Shea was saddened to see homeless people wandering downtown streets. Wanting to do something, to help, she used money from her part-time restaurant job to buy toothpaste, toothbrushes, lo…
If she gets her way, Karah Harris will bring communities together through both volunteerism and professionalism.
Not everyone needs to go to college to figure out what career would make them happy and fulfilled.
Even at a young age, Viet Nam native My Linh Bui dreamed of learning about the world, and of other cultures and customs.
Taekwondo, painting and science don’t seem like complementary endeavors.
Aadi Nashikkar, a Colorado Knowledge Bowl state champion, a Stanford University-bound young man and a Colorado Springs School senior with a 4.499 grade-point average, lost his name sometime du…
Jack O’Neil has flipped his disability on its head and turned it into an ability.
The 20 graduating high school seniors who win the Best & Brightest scholarship are different each year, but their accomplishments have been consistently stellar for three decades.
Many winners of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest scholarship, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, have gone on to realize success in their careers and personal lives.
This is the last of a series of 20 profiles of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2020.
This is the 19th of a series of 20 profiles of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2020.
This is the 18th of a series of 20 profiles of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2020.
This is the 17th of a series of 20 profiles of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2020.