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Female athletes honored in national celebration

Top left section RCHS honorees – Top Row, left to right: Allie Johnston, Meredith Micho, Taylor Phelps. Bottom Row: Taylor (left)Staab and Chloe Thorderson (right). These athletes represent the best of the best from their respective schools     

Top right section RHMS honorees – Back row: Rachel Powner, Sarah Burke, Avery Lemler, and Ellie Buck. Front row: Abby Adams, Joie Hensley, Allison Lane, and Ally Jensen. Not pictured: Claire Steffe and Lexi Wenger.

Article and photo by Amy Shanahan, photo also courtesy of Lori Rommel

February 1 marks the 26th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), and the Douglas County School District took part in recognizing its female athletes.

Representatives from the district high schools and middle schools were honored in a special ceremony held on January 20 at Chaparral High School. NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states and is a day to acknowledge sports achievements and the positive influence of sports participation for females.

Rock Canyon High School staff selected five senior girls to represent the school. These girls participated in numerous sports during their four years, they are student leaders, they have GPA’s of 3.5 or above, and they are involved in service roles in both school and the community.

“These young ladies are excellent role models and very deserving of this recognition. We are all very proud of them,” remarked Thomas Brieske the RCHS Athletic Director.

Rocky Heights Middle School chose five seventh graders and five eighth graders to represent their school at this ceremony. All of these girls participate in at least one school athletic team, have excellent grades and work habits in school, and display leadership among their peers.

Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Mike Loitz stated, “These girls are fine upstanding citizens of the Rocky Heights community and we are proud to recognize them for their contributions and citizenship.” Congratulations to these amazing female athletes!



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