16 educators honored at teacher appreciation dinner

Staff report
Posted 4/23/18

High school seniors honored educators who left a lasting impression on their lives. Sixteen teachers, coaches and other educators were honored April 11 at the 2018 Teacher Appreciation Dinner, …

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16 educators honored at teacher appreciation dinner

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High school seniors honored educators who left a lasting impression on their lives.

Sixteen teachers, coaches and other educators were honored April 11 at the 2018 Teacher Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by the Littleton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Each honoree attended the dinner — held at the Littleton Stake Center in west Centennial — with the student who nominated him or her. The students wrote and delivered a tribute about how their lives were changed for the better by having been helped by their teacher, mentor and friend.

One tribute was delivered by the younger sister for a student who had passed away from cancer. This is the year that student would have been a senior.

Kenn Solomon, who is Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky, was the keynote speaker. He shared stories of some of the teachers who had encouraged him. He said he appreciated the influence teachers at Runyon Elementary, Powell Middle and Heritage High Schools have had on his three sons as they grew up in the area and attended Littleton Public Schools.

Mark Sabey, president of the Littleton Colorado Stake, said he appreciates the educators in the area.

“As I shook the hands of each honoree when they came up to receive their tribute and award, I was able to look into their eyes and see their love and concern for 'the one.' These educators make a difference in the lives of so many, one at a time. I deeply appreciate that they have dedicated their lives to serving others,” Sabey said.

Students and their honorees

Following are the seniors, the school they attend and the honorees:

• Seth Jackman, of Heritage High School, honored Melanie Ranallo

• Braxton Sorenson, of Heritage High School, honored Joseph DeStefano

• Ammon McBride, of Arapahoe High School, honored Shawn Funk

• Melissa Avery, who is homeschooled, honored Robin Stewart from Colorado Dance Center

• John Aragon, of Arapahoe High School, honored Kathie Summers

• Tyla Merrill, of Arapahoe High School, honored Kendra Ackerman

• Brennen Milligan, of Heritage High School, honored Luke Jaramillo from Boy Scouts of America

• Abbey Gunnell, presented by Natalee Gunnell, honored Brenda O'Brien from Starstuck Academy of Dance

• Smith Barton, of Arapahoe High School, honored Kirk Schjodt

• Josh Ashton, of Heritage High School, honored Jay Grenawalt

• Maddy Clark, of Arapahoe High School, honored Sarah McGeorge

• Erin Mortensen, of Heritage High School, honored Garren Cuthrell

• Melissa Farmer, of Heritage High School, honored Bridget Nava from Colorado Dance Center

• Merrill Redfern, of Arapahoe High School, honored Adam Schneiderman

• Maddie Pebbles, of Arapahoe High School, honored Andrea Bradley

• Rylan Dunning, of Heritage High School, honored Kate Willers

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