News Flash

Arapahoe County News

Posted on: May 25, 2022

Youth Awards celebrates 23 area high school seniors

SMP_CP_YouthAward_Nominations_20220210

For the first time since 2019, Arapahoe County was able to host the annual Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards in person, honoring 23 area high school seniors who have overcome a wide range of obstacles to achieve personal and academic success.

These annual awards are given to students who have dealt with different types of adversity—including unstable living conditions, learning disabilities, discrimination and abuse, and economic hardship—to achieve academic excellence. In virtually all cases, these students are viewed by their teachers and fellow students as inspirational school leaders. The scholarships they receive must be used to defray costs during the subsequent academic year at vocational or two- or four-year colleges. 

The Covid pandemic canceled the event in 2020 and forced it to be held virtually last year, and the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners was delighted to see about 100 guests—including the honorees, their friends, families, and supporters; the event sponsors; and elected and ACMCYA officials—in person again after a three-year hiatus. “We look forward to this night every year, as we get to recognize an outstanding group of young people that is especially deserving of our extra support to help them succeed. And it’s even more of a celebration this year,” said Arapahoe County Board Chair Nancy Jackson, the evening’s emcee.

The winning students have a wide range of future goals and plans, including pursuing medical and other advanced degrees, starting their own business, supporting their family, and being role models for their siblings and peers. The students had to be nominated for these awards, typically by a teacher or school counselor, and they then submitted their own application and essay to be considered by the review panel, which is comprised of public officials from around the County. 

To meet the 23 winners and learn more about the Youth Awards program, visit our website. 

Group of youth award winners


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Arapahoe County News

CP_Stormwater-drain

Wastewater and wasting water

Posted on: June 22, 2022
Check-mailbox

Check the mail for your ballot!

Posted on: June 7, 2022
Bike to work day logo

Bike to Work Day is June 22

Posted on: June 1, 2022
CP_Public_Works_Week

Public Works—Ready and Resilient

Posted on: May 11, 2022
Stage-2-Burn-Ban

Stage 2 Open Burning Ban

Posted on: April 21, 2022
Arapahoe County Health Department logo

Public health is more than you think

Posted on: March 16, 2022
Red document drop box in front of administrative building

Drop red gorgeous

Posted on: March 16, 2022
SMP_CP_ArapahoeVotes_20220214

ArapahoeVotes.com is now ArapahoeVotes.gov

Posted on: February 18, 2022
pic_CP_presidents_day

Building closures for Presidents Day

Posted on: February 16, 2022
Graphic saying Happy Holidays

2021 Better Together

Posted on: December 23, 2021
Thanksgiving

County building closures for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22, 2021
Sign on sidewalk that reads "Voter Services and Polling Center"

Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25

Posted on: October 21, 2021
SMP_CP_ACCares_Antibody-Testing

Arapahoe Cares: Dig Deep Research

Posted on: October 21, 2021
pic_CP_records_digitization

Preserving the past, for the future

Posted on: October 5, 2021
SMP_CP_Board_Barrel_smores

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

Posted on: October 4, 2021
pic_CP_Closed_Arapahoe_Day

Arapahoe Day building closures

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Labor Day

Labor Day building closure

Posted on: September 2, 2021
SMP_CP_Census

2020 Census Update

Posted on: August 26, 2021