Highlights From a Successful Spring Break

While the campus was quiet, Kent Denver's students didn't skip a beat over Spring Break. Check out some of the highlights from a fun and successful week outside of school!

Speech and Debate Students Excel at State Tournament

Leading into Spring Break, six amazing represented Kent Denver at the Speech and Debate State Tournament at Cherokee Trail High School.  

Freshmen Ishani Srivastava and Kaylin Garcia made it to state and competed in the Duo Interpretation category. Fellow freshman Matt Abrams also qualified for state and even finished 10th overall in Extemporaneous Speaking. Junior Grace Garfoot came in 7th in Humorous Interpretation, and seniors Ishan Tandon and Elena Abarca worked together to finish 3rd overall in Policy Debate.

Successful Mock Trial State Competition

At the beginning of break, 12 KDS Mock Trial students competed in the online state competition, hosted by the Colorado Bar Association. The team competed well in the Zoom-based format, and junior Millie Bjork won a Best Witness award for her role as Dakota Weirs! 

Hockey and Basketball Players Receive Numerous Accolades

Photos by Carol MacKay Photography

On the court, senior Duke Benson and junior Ethan Levin were both voted All State Honorable Mention for 3A boys basketball. Benson was also selected to the Colorado All-Star Showcase game—scoring 10 points while playing alongside the best 1A-3A basketball players in Colorado at "The Show," hosted by Metro State on March 26. Meanwhile, girls' basketball star Amanda Licht was named Metro League Senior of the Year and made All-League 1st Team for the fourth year in a row. She was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports (CCGS) All-State basketball game at Grandview High School on March 27.

On the ice, senior hockey goaltender Cedric Choi was selected to Team Colorado.  He is one of just 20 players to make the all-star showcase team, which will travel to Minnesota in late April to play in the CCM National Invitational Tournament. 

Coach Danitz Invited to Coach the CHSCA All State Games

Photo by Carol MacKay Photography

On March 21, Kent Denver head varsity volleyball coach Emily Danitz received an invitation to coach in the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All State Games this June at CSU Pueblo. The games will feature top players and coaches from around Colorado. 

Upper School Chinese Students Take a Trip to the Big Apple

Photos by Annick Chen

Upper School Chinese students just got back from an exciting immersion trip to New York City!

Along with chaperones Ms. Annick Chen and Mr. Slade Burns, students got to explore Flushing and Manhattan while learning about Chinese American history, Chinese art, contemporary Chinese life in the U.S. and more!  The students spent time giving back to the local community of Flushing and making posters to raise awareness on Asian Hate Crimes. It was a great opportunity for the group to completely immerse themselves in Chinese culture and refine their Chinese-speaking skills. They even had time for some Karaoke before their final send off!


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