April 12, 2013 - KIPP: The Ultimate Night of Competition
What: 4th annual competition
Where: The Cable Center
When: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Beneficiary: KIPP: Colorado
Host(s): David Cordova and Alexis Flores
Staff: Nick Bucy, Dymarie Colon, Colleen Currie, Art Curtis, Danielle D'Ascenzo, John Dodd, Megan Goble, Elena Herron, Jeremy O'Grady, Jessica Mason, Phillip Munsterman, Brittany Perkins, Kurt Pusch, Andrea Ordaz, Darnell Sims, Myron Sims, Jenny Tan, Katie Tobin, Alexis Wallin
Sponsors: DaVita, 1stBank, Northhighland, Holland&Hart, Bank of the West
Hors D'Oeuvres:: Footer's Catering
Board of Directors: Jeff Walsh, chair; Nina Lopez, vice chair; Brooke Borgen, secretary; Erik Schmidt, treasurer; John Blood, Stephanie Copeland, Bruce Siegel
Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm
Erik and Sheila Schmidt, left, with Katie and Stan Mohler
Based off the popular "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?" Are You Smarter than a KIPPster entered its 4th year of friendly competition. KIPP:Colorado students squared off against local business and industry leaders in a head-to-head competition.
"We are a 90/90/90 school" stated Kurt Pusch, School Leader of KIPP Denver Collegiate "Which means we serve a student body that is 90%+ from impoverished families, 90%+ minority, and 90% or greater going to college."
From the KIPP Tiger cheer squad to drumline, comments from State Senator Michael Johnston, to the Final Faceoff, the crowd was enchanted by the light-hearted night at the Cable Center.
To learn more about KIPP:Colorado, visit www.kippcolorado.org