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Cherry Creek Schools Foundation celebrates 20th Annual Luncheon

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation 20th Annual Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center.  The keynote speaker will be Nirvan Mullick, the award-winning filmmaker of Caine’s Arcade, the inspirational story of one boy’s dream and one man’s quest to make that dream happen. Caine and Mullick’s work launched a global movement called The Cardboard Challenge that fosters imagination in kids worldwide.

9News anchor, Mark Koebrich, whose children are Cherry Creek School District alumni, will emcee the event. In addition to Mullick’s keynote, four awards will be presented:

1.    The 2014 Champions of Education will be presented to EKS&H. This is the first time the award has been presented to a business organization, rather than an individual or a couple.
2.    The 2014 Catherine Canny Educator Advocate Award will be presented to Jim McDermott, who served the Cherry Creek School District as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and administrator for more than 30 years before he retired in 2009.
3.    The Monte C. Moses Future Educator Scholarship will be presented to Breana Stampley, a senior from Smoky Hill High School. Breana is currently in foster care and has dreamed of becoming a teacher since she was a child.
4.    The Giving Generations AVID Graduate with Distinction Scholarship will be presented to Kayla Hardin-Lawson from Cherokee Trail High School and to Jasmin Jimenez from Overland High School.

Table and ticket purchases for the luncheon can be made here.

In conjunction with the luncheon, the foundation is also hosting the 2014 Cherry Creek Cardboard Challenge Out of the Box, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at Eaglecrest High School. Individuals and teams of students are currently building imaginative creations using cardboard and recycled materials. Judging will take place at the Eaglecrest event and the top three entries from each grade category will be showcased at luncheon. Attendees at the luncheon will vote for their favorite creation and the winner in each grade category will be awarded $500.

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation connects the district with resources and funding for the implementation of innovative programs and initiatives for all Cherry Creek School District students and educators. For more information contact Jill Henden, executive director, at 720-554-4409 or

Posted February 28, 2014.

Posted 2/28/2014 2:15 PM
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