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From 1st Grade to 9th Grade

June 10, 2022
By admin

From 1st Grade to 9th Grade

Meet the 2014 founding STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill first grade class who are entering high school

Eight years ago, these students were just starting their educational journey at STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill in its first year of operation as first-graders. This founding class helped to establish the reputation and culture and set the standard of excellence for the years to come.  STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill has since become one of the top-ranking elementary schools in Denver and the nation and continues to excel in every aspect, including the startup of its after-school program available for all students K-5. These students also went on and graduated to join the Lobos family at STRIVE Prep - Federal and the Panther pride at STRIVE Prep - Westwood, and next year, many of them will begin their next educational journey in high school at another STRIVE Prep school. They are exceptional examples of how STRIVE Prep supports the whole child from K-12. However, even though they are continuing on to bigger things and achieving at greater heights, at STRIVE Prep, we believe that once an elephant, always an elephant, so we took the opportunity to ask a few students from this founding class what their experience has been thus far, and here’s what they had to say. 

Zoe Sifuentes

What does school mean to you?

School is a place where I can be myself with the people I love.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I'm excited to spend more time with my friends.

 

“School will have its ups and downs but eventually, you need to simply look for the bright side in all situations.”

Genesis Hernandez Flores

What does school mean to you?

It's a space to learn new things.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

Being a step closer to graduating.

Dayanara Torres Martinez

What does school mean to you?

What school means to me is a safe place to learn and to grow the capacity for understanding, as well as a place to find new friends and build bonds.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART or DSST: College View.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I am excited to meet new people and be a part of the extracurriculars, such as the high school soccer team.

Julyeth Huerta Contreras

What does school mean to you?

School is a place where everyone should come learn and have fun with friends when it is the appropriate time to have fun.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I look forward to the new friendships, teachers, and accomplishments.

 

“It’s been great so far.”

Emily Wu

What does school mean to you?

School to me represents a safe environment where I can learn.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend Colorado Academy.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I'm excited to attend the new and diverse classes I've picked in high school.

Rubi Estrada

What does school mean to you?

It's a place where we learn and excel and it's where we have most of our closest friends.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend Kent Denver School.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

Making new friends and meeting new people.

Jamie Sophia Mira

What does school mean to you?

School is a place that gives me the chance to help me become someone I want to be in the future. It is also a place where I can learn and socialize with people I  would not know otherwise.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend DSST: College View

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I am excited to meet new people and be in a new learning environment.

 

“It's been a very special and unique experience in many ways.  It is something  I really appreciate because of the many opportunities and lessons I was given.”

Raphael Garcia

What does school mean to you?

School is a place to learn.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

Being able to work.

Berenice Casillas

What does school mean to you?

It is a place to learn and get an education.

 

Which high school are you planning to attend?

I am planning to attend STRIVE Prep - SMART.

 

What are you excited about when looking ahead to high school?

I am very excited about everything that will come with moving on to high school.

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