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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

Attendance: 300

Attire: Cocktail

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
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

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