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DSST Named Broad Prize Winner

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#SeniorSpotlight -Charles Kendee

Charles Kendee is a Senior at DSST: Cole High School. As graduation quickly approaches and before his time at DSST comes to a close, we asked him a few things about his high school experience and his post-grad plans. Here's what he had to say...

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#SeniorSpotlight - Peter Le

Peter Le is a Senior at DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School. Before he departs on his journey to college, we asked him a few things about his time at DSST and his post-grad plans. Here's what he had to say...

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#SeniorSpotlight - Madison Smith

Madison Smith is a Senior at DSST: Stapleton High School. Before she departs on her journey to college, we asked her a few things about her time at DSST and her post-grad plans. Here's what she had to say...

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DSST: Stapleton senior pens children's book as fundraiser

Bella Horton says she’s always had an interest in biology, but a special trip to Uganda transformed that interest into a passion and ultimately a children’s book that she completed for her senior project.

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Explore Your Dream Job: DSST's Professional Internship Program

Being a high school student is stressful, and the pressure to study to go to your top college and reach your dream job can make it even more so. On top of all of that, thinking about choosing a career path can be incredibly daunting, especially as a 16-year-old. However, DSST strives to ensure that all students have an opportunity to explore a career path that they are interested in. We do this by incorporating a class into the high school curriculum where students attend professional internships during their junior year. In these internships, “students are able to figure out what they want to do in the future… see if they see themselves in that career,” says Maggie Dering, the Internship Coordinator at DSST: Cole High School.

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Zia Ahmadi is a senior at DSST: Green Valley Ranch and has applied to USC, the University of Denver and Colorado School of Mines. Here are a few thoughts and reflections as he prepares for graduating from DSST and going to college.

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Topics: college, senior signing day, senior spotlight, graduate



In this week's #Seniorspotlight DSST: Cole Senior Iesha Essien talks about DSST staff who have helped and influenced her, lends some words of advice to younger students and talks about what she feels proud about as she has been accepted to college and is on the verge of graduation.

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Topics: college, staff, senior signing day, senior spotlight, graduate



My name is Eve Guess, and I am a senior at DSST: Stapleton High School. After graduating high school, I intend to pursue higher education at an accredited university. Of the eight schools I applied to, I am most interested in continuing my education at a Historically Black College or University. I am very excited to have been accepted to Hampton University and will be incredibly involved in clubs and organizations at my school. My plans after earning my degree include becoming a biotechnician and working in a research lab that focuses its efforts on genetic and heritable diseases. I will then return to school to begin graduate work toward my master's in science. Moving forward, I would like to work in the area of research and medicinal development.

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Topics: dsst, Student story, denver high school



At DSST, we celebrate our seniors like athletes. On May 2nd, we'll bring together every DSST student and staff member to the Denver Coliseum and cheer as each senior announces their next steps in college and career. We'll also have proud parents and community leaders joining us to show our support for graduating seniors as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

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