Rock Canyon seniors on path of dreams

Class has two Boettcher scholars, record number of honors students

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Rock Canyon High School’s 2013 graduating class helped several children with life-threatening illnesses realize their wishes. Now, they’re leaving the school to pursue their own dreams.

 The school started its annual fundraising week for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2010, shattering records each year since then and ranking among the graduating class’ most memorable accomplishments.

“These students are very proud of what they’ve accomplished,” Principal Andy Abner said. “I’m very proud. They’ve certainly left Rock Canyon’s foundation a little bit stronger.

“They have granted wishes, competed and won, and reached their own dreams and goals winning scholarships and getting accepted to colleges and universities all of over the Unites States.”

The class of 2013 includes two Boettcher scholars, two Air Force Academy appointments and a long list of seniors who placed not only at the top of the state competitions, but also represented the school in national competitions. This year’s class boasts Rock Canyon’s highest number of seniors graduating with honors.

“We could not be happier with our outcomes this year and we look forward to what these amazing young men and women will accomplish in their future,” Abner said.

He credited teachers and leaders at RCHS’ feeder middle and elementary schools as well as parents for their roles.

“The long list of accomplishments that follows the class of 2013 is due to the culmination of (their) efforts,” he said.

RCHS Class of 2013 fast facts:

Commencement time, date and location: May 24, 9 a.m., Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch

Total enrollment: 1,760

Graduating class size: 400

Senior class officers: Student Body President: Casey Bergeron; Student Body Vice President: Adrienne Gullia; Senior Class President: Alexis Svenson; Senior Class Vice President: Darrian Felsen

Mascot: Jaguars

Class song: “Celebrate Good Times (Come On)” – Funktown America

Class motto: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light” — Albus Dumbledore