In her first year as Arapahoe High School principal, Natalie Pramenko defined members of the Class of 2013 as ambitious, passionate, intelligent, hard-working and caring individuals.
“Our seniors have shown generosity in fundraising for others less fortunate through commitment, organization and hard work,” she said.
This year’s Warriors class, according to Pramenko, raised more than $15,000 for Adam’s Camp, an organization that provides recreational therapy camps for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
Seniors also coordinated the Key Club and FBLA Trick or Treat Street, organized an egg hunt for children with Down syndrome and hid more than 2,000 eggs for the Littleton Historical Museum.
Athletically and in other competitive challenges, Pramenko said the school performed exceptionally well, with impressive finishes in football, tennis, cross country, basketball and poms.
DECA, FBLA, Speech and Debate, Technology Student Association and Winter Guard also received national recognition.
Pramenko said many seniors have received some very prestigious scholarships, but all worked equally hard to meet every graduation requirement.
With a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students, Arapahoe High School is the largest of the three high schools in the Littleton Public School District.
“I’m proud of every senior in the Class of 2013,” she said, adding that they have shown underclassmen “how to lead selflessly and with class.”
Arapahoe High School 2013 graduation
Commencement time, date and location: May 23, 10 a.m., Littleton Public School Stadium
Total enrollment: 2,141
Number in graduating class: 528
Class song: “Star Wars Imperial March” by John Williams
Class motto: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” — Steve Jobs
Senior class officers: President, Brandon Contino; Vice President, Kyler Genereaux; Secretary, Taylor Wallace; Treasurer, Sarah Stephani; Publicity, Hayley Hawkins
Valedictorian and salutatorian: TBA