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Conifer Spotlight Page!
Posted on 04/17/2023
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We are especially proud of the 7 Conifer High School DECA students who just returned
from a 6-day trip to Orlando, Florida to represent our Conifer community as they
competed in their qualifying events with 21,000 other DECA students from around the
globe in the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). At ICDC, each event
consisted of 200ish competitors who all had to qualify in the top 5% of competitors in
order to compete at the international level. Making it into finals puts students in the
top 1% of global DECA competitors. Conifer DECA’s competitors were:
● Finalists (TOP 20 in the World) - Rylie Sanvido in Principles of Finance
● ICDC competitor - Sydney Ransel in Restaurant and Food Service Management
● ICDC competitors - Kellyn Dougherty and JT Dalton in Travel & Tourism Team
Decision Making
● Alyssa Bollwark, Sierra Nordwald & Janae Wachendorf - Leadership Academy
for their State Champion Chapter of Excellence plan & Marketing Educator
We’re so proud of these kids for their great attitudes, hard work and resilience
throughout the intense trip. Thank you Conifer DECA members for representing our
community so well as competitors and as considerate, mature and professional young
adults. Thank you to our Conifer community for your support and encouragement of
our students.
See results and photos here.

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Rhys Hanson on his achievements for presenting at the 2023
Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and being selected to move onto the
International Science and Engineering Fair with his project, The View from Above:
Designing a High Power Rocket Glider to Expand Options for SAR, Mapping, and
Military Applications!

Kudos to Ella Seevers on her individual achievements for presenting at the 2023
Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and placing 1st for her project: Energy Efficient
Cooling of Buildings in the Mountains!
A big shout-out to Cole Gropp on his achievements for presenting at the 2023
Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and placing 1st for his project: Energy Efficient
Cooling of Buildings in the Mountains!

Congrats to Evelyn Seevers for her individual achievements for presenting at the 2023
Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and placing 3rd for her project Analyzing Data
of Data Analysis of Analyzed Data about Exoplanets!
Evelyn, Cole, Ella, and Rhys will be recognized at the next Board Meeting on May 11th.
Great job to our future leaders!

French UNC Foreign Language Day

French Foreign Language Competitors

French 1-- Qui suis-je?--Who am I   = Ari Wageman =  FIRST PLACE
French 2-- Montrer et dire -- show & tell  = Bella Goslau  = FIRST PLACE
Extemporaneous speaking -- Rhoan Bruneau = SECOND PLACE
French 3-- original skits = Emma Vencer, Jade Van Lennep, Baylee Tesch, Sammie Stewart = SECOND PLACE
French 4 -- French poetry recitation / interpretation = Patrick Kenney = FIRST PLACE


The following 10 students qualified in the top 5% of
Colorado DECA students and have earned a competitive spot in the
International Competition in April in Orlando, Florida:
State Champion - Principles of Finance - Rylie Sanvido - 1st 9th grader
from Conifer to win this title!
State Champion - Chapter of Excellence
○ Alyssa Bollwark
○ Kellyn Dougherty
○ Sierra Nordwald

● 3rd - Sports & Entertainment - Alex Miller
● 4th - Future Marketing Educator Event - Autumn Jones
● 5th - Future Marketing Educator Event - Janae Wachendorf
● 6th - Sports & Entertainment Team - Stella Barnes
● 6th - Sports & Entertainment Team - McKenzie Dolph
● 7th - Restaurant and Food Service Management - Sydney Ransel

Conifer DECA qualified 6 students for written event finals and 9 students in role
play finals at State Conference this year. Making it into the finals puts these
students in the top 7% of DECA Competitors in Colorado. All of our students
were in the running for finals, many just missing the finals round by one or two
Congratulations to all the additional Role Play & Written Event Finalists:
● Integrated Marketing Campaign Event - Kayla Fuller
● Sports & Entertainment - Kayla Fuller
Human Resources - Brooke Roller
● Travel & Tourism Team - Kellyn Dougherty
● Travel & Tourism Team - JT Dalton
Congratulations to these top performers:
● Top Test Score:
○ Sports & Entertainment - Alex Miller
○ Restaurant and Food Service Management - Sydney Ransel
○ Marketing Communications - Jackson Davidson
● Top Role Play/ Performance Score:
○ Chapter of Excellence: Alyssa Bollwark, Kellyn Dougherty, Sierra
○ Sports & Entertainment Team - Stella Barnes & McKenzie Dolph
○ Principles of Finance - Rylie Sanvido x2!
○ Sports & Entertainment - Kayla Fuller
○ Sports & Entertainment - Alex Miller

H.O.S.A. State Leadership Conference

Conifer High School (H.O.S.A.) Health Occupations Students of America took 39 students to the Colorado State HOSA
Leadership Conference at the downtown Sheraton from Monday, February 21 -
Thursday, February 23. 26 of our competitors earned top 10 rankings in our
State, and several students were awarded medals for placing in the top 3 of
all-state competitors and will be provided with the opportunity to represent
our state at the International Competition in June.
A big thank you to our students, who worked hard to prepare for their
competitive events and for representing Conifer High School with integrity and
professionalism. We couldn't ask for a better group of students to spend our
time with! Also, special thanks to Owen Volzke for accompanying us and for
his unending trips down 16th street mall to get students Boba. Also, special
thanks to Karen McIntosh and the library staff for helping make sure our
students were able to successfully complete their qualifying rounds of testing.
We couldn't do this without their support. Here is a list of our official results.
If you happen to see these students, please give them a big shout-out for all of
their hard work!

Top 10 Finishers
Avery Christie - Bioengineering
Madelyn Persson, Kaylee Geisee, and Isabelle Gardiner--Biomedical Debate
Emma Vencer--Clinical Nursing
Kaiya Paul, Shayne Manzer, and Harley Morrow--Creative Problem Solving
Bella Alley, Ryan Palminteri, Emma Fisher, and Logan Killogh--Creative Problem
Sydney Aiken, Abby Jensen and Ella Genender--Creative Problem Solving
Danica Wehn--Physical Therapy
Kate Hornick--Nutrition
Tara Casey and Avery Christie--Forensic Science
Mary Speicher--Medical Law and Ethics

Competitors who placed in the top 3
Mary Speicher and Tara Casey—1st Place EMT
Rosie Gumina, Molly Mortier, Ben Miller, Serena Pless, Serenity Stokey, and
Amelia Hobgood—2nd Place Public Service Announcement
Jacob Reynolds—1st Place Healthy Lifestyle


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