Legacy High School assistant principal Kylie Russell describes this year’s graduating class as a “bunch of go-getters who know what they want to do with their future.”
“This class is all about following their dreams,” she said. “Many of them will be attending school out of state.”
Class valedictorian is Tait Mancosky. He is from Westminster and has a 4.396 grade point average and is a four-year honor student. He plans to attend Boston University to study economics or political science.
Salutatorian is Daniel Kinch. He is from Northglenn and also has a 4.396 grade point average and is a DECA National top performer. He plans to attend Northwestern University to study chemical engineering or materials science.
The class of 2013 isn’t just a group of dreamers but is also academically successful earning the highest average ACT score of any graduating class at Legacy.
Russell said one of the biggest goals achieved this year was the completion of the Senior Capstone project, which is an intensive, research-based project that incorporates writing, organization, presentation and creative skills to demonstrate the culmination of a student’s academic progress at Legacy.
“Students choose their own topics which encourages them to find out what they are truly interested in, whether that is a career, a hobby or a new passion in life,” she said.
“A small sampling of their amazing projects include cake decorating, chaos theory, dressage, and photojournalism.”
After the completion of their project, students are then required to present their topic to members of the Legacy community.
This year’s graduating class size is 481.