5 DougCo students earn prestigious scholarship award

Suzie Glassman

Left to right, Sujay Potlapelly and Myles RubinPhoto byDouglas County School District

Left to right, Iris Pixler and Brinda MalikPhoto byDouglas County School District

Shruthi RajeshPhoto byDouglas County School District

By: Suzie Glassman/NewsBreak Denver

(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County school district recently announced the names of five students chosen from among more than 2,000 who applied to win the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

They are:

  1. Brinda Malik, STEM School Highlands Ranch
  2. Iris Pixler, Legend High School
  3. Sujay Potlapelly, Rock Canyon High School
  4. Shruthi Rajesh, Rock Canyon High School
  5. Myles Rubin, Rock Canyon High School

Malik plans to attend the University of Denver, and Pixler will attend Colorado College. Potlapelly, Rajesh, and Rubin all plan to attend the University of Colorado Boulder.

The district said it's proud to congratulate the five graduates for earning this prestigious scholarship that recognizes the next generation of doers and difference-makers.

The Boettcher Foundation chooses 50 students each year based on academics, service, leadership, and character to receive $80,000 across four years. Scholars also receive programming and support to ensure they reach their full academic and leadership potential.

“As Boettcher Scholars, these 50 dynamic thinkers and leaders have committed to attending Colorado universities where they will continue using their talents to elevate our communities right here at home,” said Katie Kramer, Boettcher Foundation president & CEO, in a statement on the group’s website.

According to the Boettcher Foundation, the organization has granted awards yearly since 1952 to “keep Colorado’s most talented high-school seniors in state for their post-secondary years.”

This year marked the highest number of applications they’d ever received.

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